Movie Review – John Wick 2
The movie starts a little slow, but picks up speed as it progresses. Also another confusing thing was how much time had lapsed between the first movie and this one. It’s not clear and I had to look it up. Apparently, John Wick 2 is four days after the original.
After recovering his car, John is visited by Italian crime lord Santino D’Antonio, and it’s revealed that to complete his “impossible task”—which allowed him to retire and marry Helen—John asked Santino for help. As a form of contract, Santino swore John to a “Marker,” an unbreakable promise symbolized by a “blood oath” medallion. (1) Santino presents the medallion to demand services from John, but John refuses, claiming that he is retired.
Maybe it’s because the first John Wick movie aired in 2014 that I don’t remember the Marker and blood oath. Guess I need to rewatch it.
Warning this movie does end on a major cliffhanger, so hopefully, it won’t be too long before the third movie. Also, if you haven’t seen any of the John Wick movies, there is lots of action, thriller, and tons of shooting and blood splatter.
(1) Colbert, Stephen M. “John Wick’s Blood Oath Explained”. SCREENRANT. Retrieved 17 February 2017.
My rating 4.3 stars out of 5
Andrea R. Cooper writes fantasy, paranormal, historical and romantic suspense.
Her favorite childhood memories revolved around creating vibrant characters for her friends, and then acting out their adventures. Inside her fantasy worlds of darkened forests, dragon-filled glades, and iced islands, nothing was banned. From the ethereal Elvin to the most maligned Vampires, all were welcome in her fictional realities, a stark contrast to her home, where the magical and mythical was forbidden.