John Wick 2 Review Roundup: What The Critics Are Saying

John Wick 2 has finally been screened to critics worldwide, and it’s looking like the second film in this gun-fu action movie series is a hit. Starring Keanu Reeves as master assassin John Wick, he must defend himself when a bounty is put on his head. Needless to say, repeating on a relatively simple premise again is another recipe for success. Also starring Ruby Rose and Lawrence Fishburne, John Wick 2 lines up a star-studded cast for a non-stop action epic that will leave you with your jaw hanging in awe. We’ve decided to take a look at what all the John Wick 2 review scores are. Take a look at the latest trailer here:

The film’s unique brand of action seems to have struck a chord with critics, with the steady, fast-paced shots and industry-best fight choreography that make gunplay exciting in film again. Many modern films simply rely on quick cuts and shaky camera work to make the shots seem real and visceral. Where John Wick differentiates itself is where the film doesn’t cut away from the action and utilises long shots to give you a real sense of physicality to the action that’s often lost when using techniques like a shakey camera and quick cuts. Anyway, enough of our jibber-jabber. Here is our John Wick 2 Review Roundup!

“Two major improvements on the original: First, no animals were harmed in the making of the film. And secondly, the human body count is significantly higher.” – Variety

“By doubling down on its idiosyncrasies, Chapter 2 justifies the existence of more Wick without overstaying its welcome. It’s a lesson most Hollywood sequels could stand to learn” – The Atlantic

“John Wick: Chapter 2 delivers plenty more of what fans want while fleshing out the property’s mythology and lore in fascinating ways.” – Screen Rant

“The movie says that even in hell, there’s such a thing as decorum.” – Vulture

“John Wick: Chapter 2 expands on the original’s lore while not giving away too many underworld secrets. Common and Ruby Rose bring their A-games as foils to Reeves’ Wick, who has somehow become an icon of action hero purity after just two films.” – IGN

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