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i cannot in any faith recommend anyone to not see john wick

deemsthelarker (darraghmac), Friday, 17 May 2019 15:08 (four months ago) link

insofar as plot matters youd have to seem em all in order but happily.....prob plot is a nice-to-have in these movies

deemsthelarker (darraghmac), Friday, 17 May 2019 15:08 (four months ago) link

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John Wick 3 as the 2016 election/Pro-Bernie propaganda

--The high table is the democratic party, obsessed with rules and norms to their own detriment
--The adjudicator is Hillary, a seasoned professional fighting a broken system just trying to keep everything normal.
--John Wick is Bernie Sanders, the rogue veteran, a little old but still a scrapper. He's already got the young fighters obsessed with him (Zero), but has to win over older voters who are set in their ways/routines (Anjelica Huston) and the women who still claim fealty to the high table (Halle Berry)
--Visiting Berrada was the DNC kneecapping him in the primaries
--Winston is Trump, whose only concern is himself and maintaining status/money/power and his HOTEL
--Lawrence Fishburne and his crew are the mobilized lower class electorate who is going to help Wick and Bernie rise to victory in Part 4 (2020)

dragged across concrète (Whiney G. Weingarten), Friday, 17 May 2019 15:38 (four months ago) link

wheres biden

deemsthelarker (darraghmac), Friday, 17 May 2019 15:39 (four months ago) link

sorry, meant to post that to the twin peaks thread with a fuller theory that it itself is a 2020 allegory

deemsthelarker (darraghmac), Friday, 17 May 2019 15:40 (four months ago) link

This was so violent it was almost hallucinogenic at times.

Simon H., Saturday, 18 May 2019 02:25 (four months ago) link

The least of the three but only really cause the last 10 minutes is a bit enh

Simon H., Saturday, 18 May 2019 02:29 (four months ago) link

This was so violent it was almost hallucinogenic at times.


One half of the couple behind me hit her partner with her purse and walked out after Wick stabbed that guy slowly in the eye

(spoiler John Wick stabs a guy in the eye, slowly)

gbx, Saturday, 18 May 2019 03:05 (four months ago) link

seeing this tomorrow at 10:00. ANTE MERIDIEM!!

husserl gang (rip van wanko), Saturday, 18 May 2019 03:08 (four months ago) link

also i would posit that the excessive world-building in this one is Bad -- the first is the best because it's just about a retired assassin going after a spoiled brat for killing his dog

gbx, Saturday, 18 May 2019 03:23 (four months ago) link

Debating whether or not I'll see this in the theater. All I know is, after having one guy dispatch basically dozens if not hundreds of highly skilled assassins in the previous two movies, what idiot assassin would try to take him on in John Wick 3?

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 18 May 2019 03:25 (four months ago) link

quite a few it turns out

(spoiler a lot of people try to kill john wick)

gbx, Saturday, 18 May 2019 03:25 (four months ago) link

It's kind of a self-fulfilling prophecy in this ridiculous world. They will never run out of assassins because apparently half the world is an assassin.

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 18 May 2019 03:26 (four months ago) link

spoiler-light, incomplete list of things I greatly enjoyed in this one, in no order

dogs
horses
knife museum
Halle Berry
Mark Dacascos
Lance Reddick
all that glass
"I get it"

Simon H., Saturday, 18 May 2019 03:34 (four months ago) link

One half of the couple behind me hit her partner with her purse and walked out after Wick stabbed that guy slowly in the eye

alas, twas not meant to be

Simon H., Saturday, 18 May 2019 03:34 (four months ago) link

just a story about two people who love their doggos

dragged across concrète (Whiney G. Weingarten), Saturday, 18 May 2019 03:55 (four months ago) link

spoiler-light, incomplete list of things I greatly enjoyed in this one, in no order

dogs
horses
knife museum
Halle Berry
Mark Dacascos
Lance Reddick
all that glass
"I get it"


Boban!

gbx, Saturday, 18 May 2019 03:57 (four months ago) link

although how he met his end was eeeeegh

gbx, Saturday, 18 May 2019 03:58 (four months ago) link

I had to look up who that was, but yeah, that was a hell of a first action sequence. Actually, the movie suffered a bit for being frontloaded with a few of its standout sequences.

Simon H., Saturday, 18 May 2019 04:04 (four months ago) link

Mr. Wick needs to adjust his library etiquette, though.

please never reshelve your books at the library! even if you didn't check it out, the desk still needs it! why? well i'll tell ya in this thread!

— gloombot.exe (@lesbianchaos) April 20, 2019

Simon H., Saturday, 18 May 2019 04:05 (four months ago) link

I’m pretty sure this movie is satire and was gonna make a joke about it being Starship Troopers with a dog (“Starship Poopers”) but I googled it and that was already a Simpsons joke and an old one too

flamboyant goon tie included, Saturday, 18 May 2019 04:35 (four months ago) link

loved this and the ending action was very close to doing the Keanu finds new strength, gestures with hand bit but he rallied without obvious posing

appreciate they did no obvious “this other guy loves death, John Wick wants life” dialogue

mh, Saturday, 18 May 2019 06:15 (four months ago) link

I don’t think anything is satire as much as it is a continuous commentary and homage to convention and predecessors! A lot of the martial arts sequences referenced were humorous or ott and they play well to that

mh, Saturday, 18 May 2019 06:19 (four months ago) link

Many thoughts but mostly how much I was not expecting Kyary Pamyu Pamyu to show up on the soundtrack. Almost like they literally googled 'ninja music' and this was the first thing that showed up.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=teMdjJ3w9iM&feature=youtu.be

other than that, I'm just very, very, very glad that this franchise and Keanu Reeves found each other.

Roz, Saturday, 18 May 2019 06:38 (four months ago) link

spoiler-light, incomplete list of things I greatly enjoyed in this one, in no order

dogs
horses
knife museum
Halle Berry
Mark Dacascos
Lance Reddick
all that glass
"I get it"

otm

Roz, Saturday, 18 May 2019 06:39 (four months ago) link

also in this movie, John Wick utters a couple of words in Bahasa, instantly killing two guys... and the entire Bahasa-speaking audience I was with. (Hey guys, if you haven't seen The Raid, you should!)

Roz, Saturday, 18 May 2019 06:45 (four months ago) link

I only just realized who Dacascos is and tbh I love that he was cast as the lead baddie in a huge movie, and that he's even older than Keanu (and similarly ageless)

Simon H., Saturday, 18 May 2019 06:48 (four months ago) link

and yeah seeing the Raid guys in this was a treat as well

Simon H., Saturday, 18 May 2019 06:49 (four months ago) link

Re-posting my Kyary link since it didn't work the first time:

https://youtu.be/teMdjJ3w9iM

Roz, Saturday, 18 May 2019 07:07 (four months ago) link

The least of the three but only really cause the last 10 minutes is a bit enh

― Simon H., Saturday, May 18, 2019 3:29 AM

I thought this by the best of three by miles and wonder how they will try to top it.

The previous two really don't prepare you for how violent this is.

Halle Berry and her dogs were great.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Saturday, 18 May 2019 10:38 (four months ago) link

Actually wasn't too bothered about seeing it but my brother offered to take me to cinema and I'm really glad I went. Will definitely be there for the next film.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Saturday, 18 May 2019 10:39 (four months ago) link

Wonder how far this series will go and will we get John Wick in space. How far will he have to travel?

Funny how a guy is clearly killed in the train station and nobody cares. Supports the feeling of this being a cartoon world where assassins could be everywhere.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Saturday, 18 May 2019 10:54 (four months ago) link

Wonder how far this series will go and will we get John Wick in space

We wondered aloud about how in the hell they could ever "top" this, and this very idea was raised.

Simon H., Saturday, 18 May 2019 12:59 (four months ago) link

release the Geoff Darrow poster, you cowards!

mh, Saturday, 18 May 2019 15:34 (four months ago) link

Saw it today

I love the opening, him going from neon times square to ye olde pistol/gun/knife emporium to fkn horse stables ...i love how much they love juxtaposing modern vs antique so much

keanu on horseback is everything bcs he can actually ride (of course he can he can do everything)

motorbike swordfight was dope af. do we know if that was keanu’s bike brand? i meant to look that up.

halle berry & her rad dogs were RAD AS FUCK those dogs flying through the air was awesome, such amazing trainers they must have
angry halle is good halle.

the GLASS room fascinated me, because of the different strengths. it’s kinda genius in the design, creating tension just from not knowing when/if it will shatter & when

i still love first movie the best for sheer simplicity of plot & economy of dialogue but they could make 50 of these, i’ll love em all if Keanu keeps doing his thing

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 19 May 2019 23:52 (four months ago) link

Yup! Plot’s not as trim as the first, obviously, but I think the action scenes were the best of the series

mh, Sunday, 19 May 2019 23:57 (four months ago) link

motorbike swordfight was dope af

chopped-off arm blocking up one of the motorbikes' wheels was one of those moments I thought my brain made up as I was watching it

Simon H., Sunday, 19 May 2019 23:58 (four months ago) link

yeah that was insane

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 20 May 2019 00:09 (four months ago) link

Things I liked a lot:

• Keanu getting horses to kick people to death
• The ninjas-on-motorcycles scene (even though it was stolen straight from The Villainess, which is also amazing)
• The dogs
• Knife fight in the weapons warehouse

Things I found genuinely upsetting:

• The dude getting knifed in the eye in slow motion
• Keanu shotgunning people's heads off

Minor quibbles:

• Part 2 ended on a sunny afternoon in Central Park; Part 3 begins in a massive black-sky downpour
• The actor playing "The Elder" was too young to be playing someone called "The Elder"
• How are you gonna stage a fight in a room full of cauldrons of molten gold and not dump one goon into the molten gold? Boo, I say

shared unit of analysis (unperson), Monday, 20 May 2019 00:12 (four months ago) link

Keanu getting horses to kick people to death

When they went into this stable I thought to myself "it's too bad they're probably just gonna fight around the horses and not, like, have Keanu get them to kick them" and then he did it a bunch of times

The dude getting knifed in the eye in slow motion

I don't remember this being literally in slow motion, just agonizingly paced compared to the rest of the sequence. But yeah even for a movie like this, explicit ocular trauma seems like a bridge too far for some reason

Simon H., Monday, 20 May 2019 00:23 (four months ago) link

nah its all great imo

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 20 May 2019 00:24 (four months ago) link

new & exciting ways to off ppl

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 20 May 2019 00:24 (four months ago) link

Italian horror movies love eye stabbins

dragged across concrète (Whiney G. Weingarten), Monday, 20 May 2019 01:40 (four months ago) link

we’re in a nu-eye stab era, transitioned right there from the recent eye gouge era

mh, Monday, 20 May 2019 02:35 (four months ago) link

• Keanu getting horses to kick people to death

this was hilarious. also killing someone with a book which seemed like a particularly Keanu-specific way to off someone.

Roz, Monday, 20 May 2019 06:32 (four months ago) link

The fuck is happening on the JOHN WICK Wikipedia page? pic.twitter.com/uRC9zv1OKf

— Griffin Newman (@GriffLightning) May 20, 2019

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Monday, 20 May 2019 18:08 (four months ago) link

lol someone actually did it https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=John_Wick&type=revision&diff=897955582&oldid=897910397

mh, Monday, 20 May 2019 18:25 (four months ago) link

JW4 confirmed for May 2021

Simon H., Tuesday, 21 May 2019 03:21 (four months ago) link

I instantly got a crush on the trans gal with the snakebites in the secretary pool

president of deluded fruitcakes anonymous (silby), Friday, 5 July 2019 15:20 (two months ago) link

Huh, did not read them that way.

Andrew Farrell, Friday, 5 July 2019 15:28 (two months ago) link

they're shown operating an actual old-timey phone switchboard!

mh, Friday, 5 July 2019 19:37 (two months ago) link

I am watching the 2nd movie for the first time right now and the secretary pool scene really got to me

brigadier pudding (DJP), Saturday, 6 July 2019 04:10 (two months ago) link

The scene of Common and Keanu casually walking down crowded hallways firing silenced pistols at each other was hilarious

brigadier pudding (DJP), Saturday, 6 July 2019 04:14 (two months ago) link

^^^ amazing scene

american bradass (BradNelson), Saturday, 6 July 2019 04:18 (two months ago) link

Iirc that was directly inspired by a filming experience from the first one?

Simon H., Saturday, 6 July 2019 04:23 (two months ago) link

yep

keanu was walking down a corridor after lunch and who comes walking towards him but common and they drew silenced pistol and fired upon each other and they both thought "that would make a good scene if this movie were to require a sequel"

phil neville jacket (darraghmac), Saturday, 6 July 2019 08:32 (two months ago) link

two months pass...

kinda disappointed we never got a djp jw3 update

provisional ilx (darraghmac), Thursday, 19 September 2019 15:46 (three days ago) link


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