Skip to main content

Mike S catches up with John Wick: Chapter 3- Parabellum (2019)

Holy shit balls!  2019's "John Wick: Chapter 3- Parabellum" grabs you by the scrote, and doesn't let go until you're singing the high notes!

I have to skip a synopsis, because there is no way I can sum up the plot of this movie, and do it any sort of fucking justice!  This is just an amazing addition to the John Wick franchise.  The story itself kicks into high gear right where the second one ended, and just adds so much more to everything involved.  The story is tight, fast, and deep at times- while adding a shitload of large and small details to the world John Wick inhabits, and bringing you characters that you will love, and respect- including the antagonists involved.  I loved the addition of the almost religious undertones added as a foundational glue to the assassin world and society.

Just a perfect example of world building in a movie franchise.  It keeps things fresh by expanding the world and the mythos behind it, without going overboard.  This is helped by how they treat it all as fairly mundane and normal.

All of the actors were astounding.  Of the returning cast, I want to give Lance Reddick a huge shout for showing us that the character of Charon isn't just the perfect professional gentleman, but also a super bad ass one as well.  Love that his character got a chance to really shine in this instalment.  As for the new additions, Halle Berry as Sofia blew me away.  She had wonderful on screen chemistry with Keanu Reeves- and the two dogs that served her character.  Berry really brought life and energy to her scenes, while just killing it during the action scenes.  Also of note is Mark Dacascos in the role of the shinobi Zero.  The balance of seriousness and humour he brought to the character really added to the movie, and made his scenes with Reeves really pop and sizzle.  He also really brought intensity to his fight scenes.

Speaking of the fight scene.  Fuck me three ways to Christmas!  Amazing!  Astounding!  Fucking awesome!  There are only a few ways to describe them.  They are spaced perfectly within the more dramatic, storytelling elements, and character moments.  My pulse and heart raced during them, because they are so intense, fast paced, exciting, and beautiful to watch.  The sequence that I refer to as the "Casablanca Carnival of Carnage" is my favorite one.  The way they choreographed the actions of the camera to blend the movements of the humans and dogs was just awe inspiring and visually stunning.  Seriously, just thinking about it makes me light headed and orgasmic!

"John Wick: Chapter 3- Parabellum" sits solidly in "The Good".  BUY IT, and which.  Fuck, BUY all three, and watch them all at once.  Once you're done, you'll be eager awaiting the next chapter!


Popular posts from this blog

#CocktailHour: Slushtail

  Summer approaches, inspiring thoughts of sunshine, backyard parties, and having a tip and sip with friends.  With that in mind, I bring you this week sunny beverage. To make a slushtail, mix a can of frozen orange juice, a can of frozen lemonade (or limeade), a can of pineapple juice, a couple cups of black tea (or English Breakfast), and two cups of bourbon- such as Southern Comfort, in a pitcher.  When it's all nicely mixed, put it in the freezer until it's a nice slushy consistency. Scoop the slush into a cocktail glass, and pour in some Sprite or 7-Up.  Add a little umbrella for some frivolous fun, and a straw. Voila!  Ready to enjoy. This is a very refreshing drink.  The fruit juices, Sprite, and bourbon- when chilled makes for a great punch-like drink.  The bourbon doesn't overwhelm juices.   In fact, they are all nicely balanced in terms of flavors.  The sourness of the citrus fruits contrasts well with the slightly sweeter Southern Comfort.  It was refreshing enou

Marcus Flor vs Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

In film, there's nothing I enjoy more than passionate creativity. Compared to the sea of mediocrity surrounding it, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is practically overflowing with it. This animated movie is vibrant, kinetic, and extremely inventive with its art style. On top of all that, this is just a solid movie. It tells its story with sincerity and tact, always focusing on the important aspects of Miles' emotional journey. The script wastes no time on pointless scenes or moments, which also gives the film an energetic rhythm that draws you in. One of the other great aspects of this movie is its reinvention of the Spider-Man story. It's clever writing demonstrates a true understanding of the webslinger, and offers commentary on the current state of his movie adaptations. In the end, you get a film both Spidey fans and non-fans can enjoy. Above all other aspects, what I like most about Spider-Verse is how fun it is. It demonstrates quality animation and filmmaking doesn

From The Basement - the "final" three

Just a gentle reminder From The Basement returns next Friday -- June 11 -- to the mighty Radio NL with an all-new episode! That's the good news. The bad news it'll be the first of our final three prime-time shows. What, you might ask? Are you bastards quitting AGAIN!?!? No. No we're not. We learned our lesson the last time. Shawn and I's long-running show will return to being "just a podcast," and not adhering to any set broadcast schedule. Why, you ask? Our lives are becoming increasingly busy outside of The Basement, and it's getting harder for Shawn and I to keep up with the latest movies, TV shows and entertainment news. We'd rather cease our weekly duties than produce an inferior product. Simple as that. Much thanks to Howie Reimer and the Radio NL crew for hosting us the last three years, first as a Friday morning segment, then as a prime-time series. It's been a blast! Don't worry, we're not coasting on these last three episodes. T