John Wick is back, and he’s here to stay. It doesn’t matter how many bad guys show up to try to collect on that bounty. With “John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum,” the titular hitman, played by 54-year-old Keanu Reeves, continues on a blood-soaked hyper-stylized odyssey of revenge: first for his slain dog, then his wrecked car, then his destroyed house, then … well, honestly it’s hard to keep track of exactly what Wick is avenging by this point, or the body count he’s racked up in the process. Though we do know that the franchise has raked in plenty of success at the box office: just a week after its May 17 release, the third installment in director Chad Stahleski’s series took in roughly $181 million, making it even more successful than its two wildly popular prequels 2014’s “John Wick,” and 2017’s “John Wick: Chapter 2.” And, more importantly, Reeves’ hitman is well on his way to becoming one of the greatest action movie heroes in recent memory. Few (if any) other action flicks have succeeded in creating a mind-blowing avant garde ballet out of a dozen well-dressed gunmen who get shot, choked, or stabbed with a pencil by a pissed off hitman who just wants to return to retirement. [full article]
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