Oct 272015


Though certainly no masterpiece, John Wick received a great response from action movie fans tired of PG 13-rated mayhem, and fed-up with editing and camerawork making action hard to actually see. It wasn’t much of a surprise when a sequel was announced a while back. The Hollywood Reporter informs us that Ian McShane will now reprise his memorable role as Winston and that rapper Common [real name Lonnie Rashid Lynn] will be a major villain. Common was last seen in Run All Night tangling with Liam Neeson, but has actually been in a wide variety of films from Selma to Terminator: Salvation. He’ll be playing the head of security for a female crime lord.

As for the plot, nothing has really been revealed, though Reeves has vaguely teased where we’ll find his character next.

“I think we have a really good premise, and it’s an organic premise. It’s basically – to me there’s John Wick and then there’s John. You know, John is the married guy whose wife just died, and that five years of his life. Then there’s John Wick, who’s the mythical assassin. In this, John Wick’s past comes and infiltrates John’s life and John Wick, in a way, has to fight for John”.

This actually doesn’t really tell you anything does it? I personally thought that Derek Kolsted’s script for the first film was one of its weak points, but hopefully he’ll improve on it for this sequel. Chad Stahelski is also returning to direct.

Dr Lenera

Dr LeneraI'm a huge film fan and will watch pretty much any type of film, from Martial Arts to Westerns, from Romances [though I don't really like Romcoms!]] to Historical Epics. Though I most certainly 'have a life', I tend to go to the cinema twice a week! However,ever since I was a kid, sneaking downstairs when my parents had gone to bed to watch old Universal and Hammer horror movies, I've always been especially fascinated by horror, and though I enjoy all types of horror films, those Golden Oldies with people like Boris Karloff and Christopher Lee probably remain my favourites. That's not to say I don't enjoy a bit of blood and gore every now and again though, and am also a huge fan of Italian horror, I just love the style.

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