John Wick: Chapter 2 ★★★★

It has absolutely nothing on the first movie... up until the halfway point, when it goes back to its roots of minimal storytelling, aggressively dynamic set pieces and imaginatively beautiful world-building. It's considerably chunkier, specially in times when it tries to lean towards plot a little too heavily, but gladly it fully embraces its John Woo madness before is too late, delivering action sequences that are pure unadulterated fire, one after the other. Interesting how it applies practically erudite art jargon and architecture to coincidentally give gravitas to the proposed universe and to the picture itself. Franchises should watch and learn from this masterstroke of a cliffhanger.

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