Magazine July 08, 2019, Issue

Keanu Reeves’ Dance with Death in John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum

Keanu Reeves in John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum (Summit Entertainment)

I have a confession: I did not love the first John Wick movie. If you don’t like action movies in which loner heroes fight their way through a succession of gangland enemies to get revenge for some deep wrong or betrayal, then you won’t find this a surprising opinion. But I do like such movies, and Wick was hailed by connoisseurs of the genre as a highly effective return to form, its success a bright spot in a landscape where special effects have overtaken the old choreography of fisticuffs.

Which, in many ways, it was. But I had a peculiar gripe

This article appears as “Dance with Death” in the July 8, 2019, print edition of National Review.

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