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« on: April 09, 2020, 08:10:21 AM »

Here's a perfect case of 'what is this movie for'?

John Wick 3 continues it's downward trend of becoming more and more ridiculous as the plotline is basically dystopian science fiction ala "The Matrix".  I won't go into the details, but apparently the entire planet consists of nothing but bad weather and assassins.  Literally that is everyone's job, either an assassin or part of an assassin support network.  There are no other occupations other than 'witnesses'.

Now, as to what the movie is for.  John Wick 3 is a spectacular showcase of amazing martial arts, much of which was choreographed and inspired by Nick and Si Collier from Kentucky and their incredible Judo/Jiu-Jitsu school.  The "Gun-fu" aspect is also played up, but to less effect than the amazing throws, trips, sweeps, and chokes in every fight in the film.  You could easily watch John Wick without sound and play some Ministry or something else hard driving and the effect would be the same.

I seriously would not want to get in a fight with Keanu Reeves, who apparently trains like mad for these films.  In fact, you could argue that these films really only exist so that Reeves can become the Kwizatz Haderach.  But I digress.


1/5 as a film with a sensible plotline and narrative

4/5 as a stunt/martial arts extravaganza

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« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2020, 12:11:21 PM »

Yeah, it's a big dumb mess.

Too bad too because as you say, the fu is great.

It's also a remarkably grim film for something's on par with Arnold's COMMANDO for realism.

...Nothing like being around animals, fixing things. There's nothing like being in the field with the corn and the winter wheat. The greenest stuff you ever saw.
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