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We have our first wave of reactions for John Wick 3: Parabellum. Lionsgate managed to deliver the makings of a rather unsuspecting, absolutely blistering modern action franchise when the first John Wick debuted somewhat quietly in 2014. We’re now entering the third installment. Which looks like it’s yet again going to turn Keanu Reeves into an assassin the likes of which the world has never seen. But does the movie deliver the goods beyond crazy action sequences?
The answer, so far, seems to be a resounding yes. Virtually every critic who has weighed in on social media so far has received the Keanu Reeves positively, if not glowingly. Erik Davis of Fandango went so far as to call it the best of the trilogy. Here’s what he had to say about it.
John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum is finally being screened for critics and reporters. And the first reactions are starting to flood the internet. Keanu Reeves returns as the titular suit-wearing super-assassin as he tries to evade every killer in New York City. After being declared “excommunicado” by the mysterious High Table in John Wick: Chapter 2. Reeves’ The Matrix co-star Laurence Fishburne also reprises his role as the crime-lord Bowery King, as does Ian McShane as Winston, owner and manager of the Continental Hotel.
Halle Berry joins the cast as Sofia, a former contract killer with a very good pair of tactical attack dogs. Opposing Sofia and John will be Mark Dacascos‘s Zero, a part-time sushi chef, part-time assassin with a ninja army at his disposal, and The Adjudicator (Asia Kate Dillon), a representative of the High Table.
“Finally allowed to say that #JohnWick3 is hands down the best of the three movies. Ridiculously inventive fight scenes, lots more world building & great villains. There is a knife fight in this movie that is aces. Also, Halle Berry’s character needs her own series”
While not everyone who has weighed in so far is willing to call it the best of the series. There is scarcely any outright negativity in regards to the sequel. There seems to be a great deal of praise for Halle Berry’s new character. Everyone seems to really love the new dogs being introduced in this entry as well. Mike Ryan of Uproxx had a pretty interesting reaction, calling this movie awesome, even though he’s not a huge fan of the first two.
“In other news, John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum is pretty awesome. I don’t even love the other two, but this one was stellar.”
Director Chad Stahelski, who co-directed the first movie with David Leitch and flew solo for Chapter 2, has proved that he has a knack for action. Though, based on all of the reactions, it seems that he’s outdone himself this time around with several of the action set pieces contained in John Wick 3. Eric Francisco of Inverse, while still positive overall, had one of the only takes that even approaches negativity.
John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum was screened to members of the press ahead of the film’s release on May 17, 2019. Now their initial reactions are allowed to be shared with the world. The response has been very positive, with many saying it’s more of what makes the John Wick franchise great and that, perhaps most importantly, there are more good dogs.