Bullets Fly and Bodies Drop as John Wick Fights to Survive
John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum has a high bar to clear. John Wick and John Wick: Chapter 2 are two of the best action flicks of the decade; the rare films that strike a perfect balance between substance and style. John Wick movies are tailor-made for mind-blowing trailers. So, if Lionsgate dropped a new trailer that was anything short of Mission: Impossible – Fallout-level intense, the internet would not be happy.
Check it out:
In this new trailer, John Wick fights off assassins while he rides a horse through New York City. That’s all you really need to know when deciding if you’re in our out. The trailer is packed with insane visuals. We see John moping through a desert; we watch tattooed secretaries work away on 1980s’ computers and gawk at Halle Berry as she rolls through the frame like a god damned BOSS. But that’s all icing on a triple-decker fudge cake. To paraphrase Action Bronson’s catchphrase, this trailer is “F#<king delicious.”
Dope trailer or no trailer at all, there are plenty of reasons for people to get excited about a new John Wick film. First off, Parabellum brings back the series’ essential players in front of and behind the camera. Former stunt coordinator-turned director Chad Stahelski is back to direct for the third time. He brings his decades of experience as one of Hollywood’s top stunt-people with him. Also coming back, Derek Kolstad, who penned the screenplay for all three films. And of course, there is John Wick’s big-name lead, Keanu Reeves, who returns as the world’s most badass – and dreamy – hitman, John Wick.
In addition to that big three, you can expect to see Halle Berry, Laurence Fishburne, Anjelica Huston, and Lance Reddick rounding out a top-notch cast. And everyone’s favourite crotchety old man, Ian McShane also returns to wear ascots, drink booze, and talk shit.
If you loved the first two films, then Parabellum is shaping up to be hitman heaven. It’s time to get excited. Here’s John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum’s official synopsis:
In this third installment of the adrenaline-fueled action franchise, super-assassin John Wick (Keanu Reeves) returns with a $14 million price tag on his head and an army of bounty-hunting killers on his trail. After killing a member of the shadowy international assassin’s guild, the High Table, John Wick is excommunicado, but the world’s most ruthless hit men and women await his every turn.
John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum arrives in theatres on May 17, 2019.