John Wick: Chapter 3 -- Parabellum

audience Reviews

, 86% Audience Score
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    i liked the movie , dont know why others dislike it . looking forward to the 4th part
  • Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
    The action in this movie is probably the best I've seen in any movie. The story was great. Halle Berry was a great addition. Halle Berry's character John Wick and her two dogs fighting together against bad guys. Made me so happy. It was like Call Of Duty. A cool set up for another movie.
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    A rocky action picture film of all time.
  • Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
    Still a really really good action-franchise for action-lovers. But a little bit over the top for my action-loving-heart.
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    Okay its better than 1 and 2 so it's awesome
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    With everyone calling this the best in the series, I was ready to call "John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum" better than the rest before I ever saw it. I watched the movie, waiting for it to be better than the others, and when the credits started rolling, I found myself disappointed that I liked it just a little bit less than the others. Don't get me wrong, this is a phenomenal movie, with plenty of great scenes and stunning action. The sequences are bigger than anything in the first two films and my favorite part about this film is the vulnerability of John Wick (Keanu Reeves). You never feel like John Wick has the advantage and is always getting hurt and injured. The only downside about this movie is that a large portion of the middle of the film drags and eventually, feels unnecessary. Overall, I think this is a good sequel despite being a little overhyped. For that, I give "John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum"... 4 stars.
  • Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
    I enjoyed this one entirely. It's an action movie - hey! - suspension of disbelief required, lol. But also well done on many fronts, especially when I compare it to other action films. I don't want to say more; seek it out, if you like action films and are not too busy quarantining . . .
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    If you love action movies, you love this. If you like world building, you love this . Great movie
  • Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
    Overall, this was not as good as the first two entries but still entertaining as hell and worth a watch. The biggest weak point in the movie was the actress who played the Adjudicator. If she was going for robotic in her performance, I guess she pulled it off...so long as that robot was programmed to be a bad actress. My biggest fear with these movies is as they dive deeper into the mythology, it sometimes feels like they get further away from what made the first movie great. Having said that, they still pack a lot of punch and violent video game level entertainment so I'll be tuning in to the last installments. If you've seen the first two, I'd definitely still recommend this one.
  • Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars
    Punch, shoot, kick. Wash, rinse, and repeat...for a third time. The first movie wasn't anything particularly original but it was a master class in fight choreography and stunts. Nothing much else, just that. The second merely gave us more of the same with a slightly beefed-up plot. Again nothing particularly original but it actually got more confusing. Now we have the third (but not final) entry. And once again its simply more of the same only ratcheted up to another level and with the plot getting even more convoluted. Continuing from where the sequel left off sees Wick basically in deep doo doo for the unauthorised killing of a High Table crime lord and for doing it within the Continental Hotel. He has merely one hour before being labelled excommunicado and therefore open season to every bounty hunter in the world, literally. What follows is essentially a long drawn-out chase flick as Wick must escape America to find the Elder (the highest rank in this world of assassins) and get his hit status revoked. That's basically it, nothing more. OK so the first movie was a solid gritty revenge flick. The second movie expanded a few ideas which was nice but it got slightly ridiculous and became CGI heavy. Now this third movie goes above and beyond into the realms of nonsense as far as I'm concerned. The first thing that bugs me is how insane this world has become since the first movie. We're now in a situation where Wick literally cannot turn a corner without some random gang of thugs trying to kill him. If not on foot then roaming motorbike gangs. The movie moves from one set piece to the next without any real sense of reality anymore, it's like a showreel. There don't appear to be any normal people in the city, no police, no emergency services etc...Fights break out, people are killed, blood gushes everywhere, no one bats an eye. Where are the police??? Do the High Table control the cops? Granted most of the fights are still well done but with this being the third movie things are getting a tad repetitive...and daft. In one early fight Wick and his enemies just happen to stumble into some kind of museum full of weapons behind glass, lots of glass. As said we get more motorbike jousting, and speaking of jousting Wick actually fights on horseback this time too. Original yes, but signs of desperation for originality? Yup. Still not sure what this place was in the middle of New York that had an open stable. I also failed to see how the bad guys couldn't bring Wick down when they were on motorbikes. Another issue with the fighting was once again the heavy use of CGI for almost all blood. I understand that it's probably more cost effective instead of using actual live squibs but boy does it look crap. That's the difference between old action flicks and modern ones. Then add to that the simple fact that Wick is nigh on invincible no matter who he fights or how badly injured he is which I just can't get on with. Plus I just can't believe how useless everyone is in this movie. No matter who the bad guys are they are useless, depending on the scene. All the bounty hunters are useless. All the elite High Table henchmen are useless. All the elite assassins are essentially useless but manage to offer somewhat of a battle. All the Continental Hotel men are useless. You'd think the Continental staff would be badass all things considered, nope. Oh yeah and when the hotel is announced as deconsecrated it was full of people, next scene its empty! Apart from a handful of useless staff members. You'd think there would have been many more staff members ready to defend the premises. And when I say useless I mean Stormtrooper levels of useless, no matter how much weaponry they have. How come the top echelons/the Elder of the High Table are a bunch of Arabs in a tent in the middle of a desert? Seemed a bit random. I'm guessing this entire sect of assassins possibly dates back to the medieval period? Twas also amusing how Wick managed to survive walking through said desert without any food or water to find said echelons too. Before that we got some pointless scenes with Halle Berry in an obvious Caucasian wig as an old friend of Wick who helps him get info from some other pointless character to find the Elder (seemed totally drawn out, filler). Essentially this was just an excuse to have a strong female character fight sequence...because equality. This merely exposed how bad these fight sequences can be when you have someone who doesn't really do movies like this much (the fight choreography becomes obvious). It was also an excuse to add some dog action in there which was also stupid because how did those dogs not get shot?? And finally, yawn! We get a big fight sequence between Wick and yet more so-called elite assassins from the High Table led by Zero (Mark Dacascos). This tiresome affair takes place in some hall of mirrors setup or something. It's an entire floor within a skyscraper made of glass, for no apparent reason. But you can guess one thing, its decked out with tonnes of glass just right for throwing people through, ugh! Clearly using ideas from Bruce Lee. I should also point out that The Bowery King (Lawrence Fishburne) is back again simply to set up the story for the inevitable fourth movie. And thusly in the end we go right back to where we started. Winston and co help Wick, the High Table seem to give up and offer a deal, Winston seemingly betrays Wick to save his place of power within the hotel. So does this mean it's back to Wick versus everyone yet again? Possibly, although I'm sure Winston and co are merely covering their true intentions and will possibly help Wick in taking down the entire High Table organisation (with the help of Lawrence Fishburne's artful dodger types) in the fourth outing. So yeah, I don't really get the hype over this franchise. Probably because I firmly believe it shouldn't have become a franchise. The first movie was a simply gritty affair, it didn't need any more, it didn't need milking (think 'Taken'). But since then we've gotten two more movies and they have taken the whole idea into this inane videogame-esque world where reality has gone out the window. Sure it looks pretty and the fights still look good (for the most part), but this is the third movie people, and they're doing another one! Geez!