In line with the glorious Atomic, John Wick Chapter 3: Parabellum is a sublimation of action cinema that you can enjoy as lovers of a genre often disliked, but developed with one of the most technically demanding styles that makes it very positive. In addition, it gives meaning to the requests of those who believe that we should create a prize or special category that recognizes the work of specialists, action doubles and choreographers who literally leave their skin to put their hairs on end while we observe their feats.
Since we met the John Wick of Keanu Reeves in 2014 in John Wick almost accidentally, the franchise has not done something else than growing thanks to its originality and its ability to build its own universe. In it, death rules above everything else. This was witnessed by John Wick 2 and again found by John Wick Chapter 3: Parabellum, which starts exactly where the previous delivery ended.
Our protagonist is in full flight after having desecrated the Continental Hotel, violating the rule of not killing anyone in its facilities. After ending the life of a member of the international guild of murderers, the price of his head amounts to 14 million dollars, which makes him the number one target of the most ruthless men and women in the world and only has a few minutes before the excommunication order becomes effective.
In search of some unlikely ally, he tries to return to his origins for the last time and even make an old blood pact that will lead him to the highest spheres of the High Table, the power of power, which he will challenge to allow his independence
John Wick Chapter 3: Parabellum begins as a western, with a fugitive upon which Damocles's sword hangs after the price is put on his head. And we don't say that just because of the reward issue, but also because we see John Wick putting together his own long-barrel revolver and running away through the streets of New York. But watch out, there are ninjas following him on a motorcycle... And from there the madness breaks out: Belarusian gangsters, bonnets living in Casablanca and a group of hounds will chase him to collect his loot.
Each set of pieces in this movie is a new twist so they can enjoy everything imaginable: melee fights; knife, faca, ax or katana in hand; Of course, a clean shot of a revolver, shotgun, machine gun and displaying an incredible imagination to convert any everyday object into a weapon, be it a book or a belt. And we continue adding: some trained dogs that are a delight on the screen next to a Halle Berry that adds something that we were missing, a few very well exploited estrogens, and that leave us even wanting more.
Throughout the two and a quarter hours that this action movie lasts and after such a vigorous start, it perceives some other rhythm downturn, but it recovers in its final stretch. It is obvious that the ingredient that seasones everything is the ghostly one, but the braking in the final section is not measured well.
John Wick Chapter 3: Parabellum introduces some new elements and characters that will surely continue to be exploited in future films (because we cannot wait to see this franchise expand its horizons in the future). John Wick Chapter 3: Parabellum is a very substantial addition to a saga that has become almost iconic to the action genre, it knows how to plays with the elements that the audience love, such as the Continental Hotels line, and all the secret world for murderers that sorrounds it, it is just awesome, if you liked the previous films, we encourage you to go and watch this one, you won't be disappointed.