John Wick: Chapter 2 picks up merely hours after the original John Wick ended, with Wick searching for his car, which was stolen in the original movie. Within the first ten minutes of film, Wick amassed a host of kills using his martial arts skills and gun-fu. After securing his car, Wick finally goes home with his new dog, and has a few minutes to rest before he is visited by an old acquaintance who calls in a favor. Wick refuses, but violent circumstances force him to take the commission to perform an assassination. Wick reluctantly puts on the black suit and goes to work, but after completing the assignment, he is betrayed and he goes about getting his revenge.
John Wick: Chapter 2 has very similar action beats to the first movie, but a higher body count and more gun-fu combat. The first film is still the best because his motivations were more personal and although he was skilled, the main bodyguard for the villain actually handled Wick in two out of there three encounters. The villains and fighters in the current movie were good, but not very memorable, even though they were well known stars fulfilling the roles. Wick 2 also had a few moments which dragged to me, unlike the first movie which seemed to blaze through at a rapid and exciting pace. The last half of the film reminded me of the Warriors, as Wick fights his way through New York against an array of opponents that are trying to collect his bounty.
John Wick: Chapter 2 is not a great film, but it is definitely entertaining and worth seeing if you like extreme gunplay and martial arts.