John Wick : Chapter 3 - Parabellum

Our favourite dog-loving assassin is hitting the big screen once again with more fights, more blood and even more dogs. John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum is the third installment in the John Wick series starring Keanu Reeves, Ian McShane, Halle Berry, Laurence Fishburne and Mark Dacascos

After being deemed “ex-communicado” by the High Table, a council of high-level crime lords,  for killing one of their members, John Wick (Reeves) must fight for his life as eager assassins try to claim the $14 million bounty on his head. Chad Stahelski returns to direct and Derek Kolstad to pen the script with help from Shay Hatten, Chris Collins and Marc Abrams.

As the third instalment in Wicki-verse, the film did not disappoint in expanding the vast crime underworld. Viewers get a history lesson into the untraceable currency that drives the underworld and are introduced to interesting characters that are associated with the High Table. We also learn a little more about our titular character as he meets with old friends to cash in favours

While some people are excited to learn more about the world that the films take place in, most viewers come for the action. The fight choreography in this film did not disappoint, while there were some fight scenes that seemed to linger longer than they should have, they were still entertaining. Most scenes that displayed hand-to-hand combat kept the audience engaged. The gun choreography was great to watch, with some comedic moments, especially when characters needed to reload. 

The acting in the film was spot on, with Reeves maintaining the stoic performance as Wick. Halle Berry, who portrayed Wick’s old friend Shay, was a new edition to the cast along with Mark Dacascos, who portrayed a fellow assassin Zero, and Asia Kate Dillon, the Adjudicator.

There weren’t any stand out performances, but everyone was entertaining in their role: each character had their moment to shine. 

Check out John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum in theatres Friday, May 17th!