John Wick was among the best action movies that released in 2014 and in a rare instance of the sequel improving upon the original, John Wick: Chapter 2 has delivered all that we loved in the first movie and more. The 2016 assassin-action-thriller is garnering both critical and commercial acclaim as we speak. The first movie focused on the emotionally and physically wounded hitman coming out of retirement to avenge the murder of his dog and to retrieve his prized possession – a 1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1 – from the Russian mob. The sequel takes a turn to expand on the world of hitmen and assassins which Wick was a part of once.
Keanu Reeves owns the character and is now being regarded as one of the biggest badasses among modern-day Hollywood action heroes. A special mention must go to the insane stunt work and stellar cinematography that has gone into the making of John Wick 2. The action looks and feels real and all the credit goes to the weeks and months of preparation which has gone into crafting the fierce and kinetic set pieces. The sequel also answered that one question which had been plaguing those who watched the first movie – “So where did John Wick’s car go?”. Wick did avenge the murder of his beloved dog by wiping out an entire Russian mob group. But the whereabouts of his car was never explained.
John Wick 2 picks up from where things were left off and starts off by giving viewers and fans the answer. “Baba Yaga” (The Boogeyman) finds his 1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1 in a shady impound yard owned and operated by a member of the Russian mob family that he had annihilated. And in true Wick-fashion he punches, kicks, shoots his way in and way out of the mob’s turf. The car ends up in a mangled state though with everything from mobsters to cabs ramming into it.
But hey, don’t you worry about the Mustang’s fate. It’s John Wick’s car and it won’t be long before the finest hands at Aurelio’s Garage will get to work on the car and get it back to its previous glory.
John Wick: Chapter 2 starring Keanu Reeves, Riccardo Scamarcio, Laurence Fishburne, Ruby Rose, Bridget Moynahan, Lance Reddick, Franco Nero, John Leguizamo, and Ian McShane is playing in theaters now and is among the movies that we recommend to watch in 2017.