Courtney Howard is a LAFCA, OFCS and AWFJ member, as well as a Rotten Tomatometer-approved film critic. Her work has been published on Variety, She Knows and Awards Circuit.
Courtney Howard //Film Critic
Nobody holds a grudge quite like John Wick – not even my deceased Italian grandmother-in-law. The first, incredibly successful chapter in JOHN WICK’s saga had our hero out for revenge after merciless thugs killed his dogs. In the follow-up feature, JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 2, he’s been forced out of retirement, and thanks to a certain blood oath he made, has to go around kicking ass again. He’s all about that moral and ethical code, folks.
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Here’s the official synopsis:
In this next chapter following the 2014 hit, legendary hitman John Wick [Keanu Reeves] is forced back out of retirement by a former associate plotting to seize control of a shadowy international assassins’ guild. Bound by a blood oath to help him, John travels to Rome where he squares off against some of the world’s deadliest killers.
The first film was such a surprise action-packed revelation, I can’t wait to see what director Chad Stahelski and screenwriter Derek Kolstad (the same filmmakers behind the first film) do next with the character and with the stunts. Safe to say, we’re in good hands with these guys.
JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 2 opens on February 10, 2017 – a.k.a. not soon enough.