Ready for action? This R-rated sequel is just like the first one, so you're gonna see a LOT of action, along with lots of gunfire, vehicular mayhem and blowie uppie stuff. If you pay attention, you'll see humor, too; watch our hero as he gets a new wardrobe (my favorite) and some new weapons, as he prepares to fight in what appears to be the catacombs under Rome. The body count in this one is staggering, even as the fans cheered.
Based on his own story, screenwriter Derek Solstad continues the John Wick saga. Director Chad Stahelski ("John Wick") is back, as well. They know their character and they know their (mostly male) action-loving audience, so the capacity screening crowd knows exactly what to expect from this crew.
As you can see, this R-rated actioner has something for everyone: exotic locations, vehicular mayhem, ironic humor (with very little profanity), new and unusual ways to kill or maim (watch those pencils!), gunfire, etc. This sequel held its own; the John Wickfans left the theater happy and satisfied.