I was not a huge fan of the first John Wick (or THE WORLD’S ANGRIEST PET OWNER). People hyped it to me as an amazing action movie, and I just thought it was kind of boilerplate, and with any Keanu Reeves movie, you need to have a whole lot of stuff happening so he doesn’t have time to try to, God forbid, act. It’s kind of like jangling your keys in front of a Golden Retriever so he gets all excited and forgets to drool. That’s how you win with a Keanu movie. I did give it a second try, and was less harsh on it. I can see it as a guilty pleasure action movie. It did extremely well at the box office and revived Reeves dormant career, so there’s obviously now John Wick Chapter 2 (cause it’s so literary). For more details reed Coming Soon’s take below and check out the trailer and poster for the February 2017 release.
Straight from the Lionsgate panel at New York Comic Con comes the official John Wick: Chapter 2 trailer! Check it out in the player below!
John Wick: Chapter 2 features Keanu Reeves reprising the title character and director Chad Stahelski returning to helm. Common joined the franchise as the sequel’s chief antagonist, and the film also stars Riccardo Scamarcio, Laurence Fishburne, Ruby Rose, Bridget Moynahan, Lance Reddick, Franco Nero, John Leguizamo, and Ian McShane.
John Wick screenwriter Derek Kolstad returned for the sequel, which will be released through Lionsgate’s Summit Entertainment and is produced by Thunder Road’s Basil Iwanyk. Iwanyk also produced the first film.
Produced on a modest $20 million budget, the first John Wick earned more than $86 million at the worldwide box office and also became a hit in the home video market.
John Wick: Chapter 2 opens in theaters on February 10, 2017.