The interesting thing about the violence of John Wick, is while it’s abundant, the world that this character inhabits gets progressively bigger with each step. Each movie expands what this world is, what is going to happen, The potential of the characters, the debts put in place. The factions that exist and their relation to the omnipresent High Table. Everything feels expanded but in a reasonable way to where when you learn about it, you say, “Okay that makes sense, of course there is someone working that.”
Another thing that is quite impressive is the humanity of it all, none of the characters feel invincible, they struggle bleed catch their breath, so when you’re watching it it’s not some much on worrying if he’s gonna make it, (this man is an unstoppable badass) the real worries is how. What crazy thing is this man going to do to get out of this situation. As Anakin Skywalker once put it. “This is where the fun begins.” And with we’re off! One thing I really enjoyed was as you watch this movie, you too trigger your own John Wick instincts and you are analyzing the scene with Wick thinking, how can he dispatch these guys. It is quite entertaining to watch in the moment scanning the environment and seeing the creative ways that people will die. One problem did have with the film was some of the fights do drag on a bit, particularly the one where people kick John around for a good minute, now as much as I would love to completely hate on this scene, I really can’t because it beat him down and reminds you that that he is just a guy and no matter how bad ass you are there is a good chance your still gonna take a beating from time to time.
So all in all this definitely a film worth seeing at some point, I can definitely argue that seeing it in theaters will have the greatest impact but hey just make sure that you see this one.