John has a name and a past, as has been mentioned, but there are passing attempts to give the character some emotional content as well. This time, he is in pursuit of his cherished '69 Ford Mustang, kept at a chop shop owned by Abram Tarasov Peter Stormare , Viggo's brother and Iosef's uncle. If the first movie was John's focused pursuit of vengeance, an emotional journey to regain a semblance of hope that was taken away from him after his wife's death, then this sequel is a pilgrimage for atonement, to find some sort of absolution for his sins. Director: Writer: Starring: , , , , , Producers: , , , , , » John Wick Blu-ray Review The man with a name. Lightly dipping his toes into the crime world he left behind has garnered some unintended attention, particularly a blood-oath promise made to D'Antonio called a Marker. The Man With No Name simply acted no pun intended , divorced from the exigencies of history or hope for the future.
In 'John Wick - Chapter 2' 2017 Wick is again coaxed out of retirement when Italian crime boss Santino D'Antonio Riccardo Scamarcio calls in a debt and persuades the former hitman to kill his sister, Gianna Claudia Gerini , in Rome. In 'John Wick' 2014 , after the eponymous hitman Reeves refuses to sell his car to Russian gang leader Iosef Alfie Allen , the gang members break into his home and kill his dog, a gift left to him by his late wife Helen Bridget Moynahan. Perkins Adrianne Palicki , who is working for Viggo, and eventually faces his former boss in an ultimate showdown. I could not download the code to view the movie online bevause I'm not in the United Kingdom. After 4 or 5 days when I received confirmation that my order was shipped I called Walmart customer service and they referred me to Vudu customer service. It's an interesting and well-paced track.
It's an amusing pause for summarizing everything that preceded it, but anyone coming into this sequel already knows this and the infamous tale of the pencil killing, allowing said henchman to interrupt like some kind of audience surrogate. For more about John Wick: Chapter 2 and the John Wick: Chapter 2 Blu-ray release, see published by Jeffrey Kauffman on June 3, 2017 where this Blu-ray release scored 4. After learning that his attacker is the only son of a former associate, vicious Russian crime boss Viggo Tarasov Michael Nyqvist , John turns his attention to vengeance. I called them back and they sent another e-mail that day telling me to send proof of purchase to them. Lionsgate has done an excellent job bringing this one to Blu-ray, presenting it in gorgeous shape with amazing audio and plenty of extras. The pair provide an overall interesting commentary, despite their early apology about this one being their first. Our titular antihero John Wick Keanu Reeves even appears on screen, coming out the shadows like a ghostly nightmare, with a far more focused determination as he once again leaves a trail of chaos and death.
At her burial John meets quickly with a mysterious man named Marcus Willem Dafoe who seems to share a history of some sort with John. The audio quality on this disc is perfect. There is still grading going on here, often quite aggressively, but detail levels are uniformly high and absolutely exceptional when lighting regimens allow and especially when close-ups are employed. Which is as it should be. Then Wick turns to mentor Winston Ian McShane , who tells Wick that a marker's a marker and that Wick has no choice but to honor it. With a veritable army on his trail, John once again becomes the remorseless killing machine the underworld once feared, launching a pitched battle against Viggo and his soldiers that could mean the end of them both.
When John refuses to sell the car, Iosef and his henchmen break into his house and steal it, beating John unconscious and leaving Daisy dead. It definitely works in the context of the story told though and once you get used to the movie's style, it really starts to grow on you. These are interesting to see but at the same time they're not really all that integral and it's understandable, after watching them, why they were trimmed from the final cut. See, sometime in the past Santino helped Wick retire the first time around. For Android App customers only. When John refuses to sell the car, Iosef and his henchmen break into his house and steal it, beating John unconscious and leaving Daisy dead. I got quite a bit of heat from various readers here when I didn't give John Wick an out and out rave, but maybe John's manic moves have finally kicked some sense into me.
He's smart, he's resourceful, but he's quiet, able to say as much with a subtle nod than reams of dialogue. He makes his way in and gets the kill he needs to hopefully once again retire, but he learns very quickly while making his escape that he's been set up… Once again directed by Chad Stahelski and written by Derek Kolstad, the same creative team behind the first picture, John Wick Chapter 2 works on the same level as that earlier picture. The film starts off quickly and never stops. Yellow sequences, like the one on the airfield where Wick goes a little nutso in his Mustang, also have solid levels of detail. At 1 hour and 36 minutes running time, there is never a dull moment in what may be one of the best action films of the year. As John attempts to track down and kill Iosef he encounters assassin Ms.
Bass is strong and powerful without burying other elements and the gun shots pack real firepower. The film's pulsing score is also positioned throughout the surrounds. Co-directors Chad Stahelski and David Leitch have long careers in the stunt business, and it's the sheer physicality of John Wick which provides the bulk of the film's breathless quality. Color reproduction, when not tweaked, looks good and when tweaked looks… slick. As to the detail and texture offered by the transfer, it's pretty strong across the board though keep in mind that this film is very dark in style and that there are times where post production color tweaking to keep that dark style moving can sap out some detail.
The bad business begins with John and his dog out in the Mustang one day, where he evidently likes to blow off steam by stunt driving at an airfield in just one of several inadequately explained vignettes. In fact, tiny bits of glass shower everywhere with crystalline directionality, cars grind against one another with ear-piercing precision, and debris from bullets ricocheting off walls and statues land on the floor with incredible realism. Synopsis Double bill of action thrillers starring Keanu Reeves as a former hitman who must return to the criminal world he left behind in order to seek revenge. John Wick: Chapter 2 continues the first film's overwhelming sonic tendencies with another blisteringly effective Dolby Atmos track. His John Wick is a man of few words and much action, the coolest of the cool. Santino feels differently and a few minutes later has levelled John's house. After learning that his attacker is the only son of a former associate, vicious Russian crime boss Viggo Tarasov Michael Nyqvist , John turns his attention to vengeance.
And that's when all hell breaks loose. There is a leadership and governmental-like system with strictly obeyed rules and laws, but as it turns out, even this complicated but rigidly followed network is not without its intrigue, corruption and double-crosses. We just want to arrive at the point of this follow-up, which director Chad Stahelski and writer Derek Kolstad are more than happy to provide when Italian crime boss Santino D'Antonio Riccardo Scamarcio appears at John's house. Valid once during offer period. Such an amazing flow, providing a fusion between the 90s and the new century, it's like the assassins are living in another world, with another mindset, without people understanding it. The case fits nicely inside a cardboard slipcover that features identical artwork to that used on the case's cover slip. The opening scene of the film seems to portend bad news for John Wick Keanu Reeves , and a quick quasi-montage which follows, while initially a bit discombobulating in terms of figuring out the timeline, gives a brief overview of tragedy having recently visited John's life.