***John Wick Chapter 3***

jackie childs
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i'm just here for the weaponizing of horses and dogs
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cbr said:

So question - i only made it through half of the first movie. I like cool cars and gratuitous violence, but did the movies go anywhere else? All i got was 'guy really good at killing has gf die, then stooges steal his car and kill his dog, so he kills hundreds of people in cool nightclubs'

Im ok with that, but if thats all we get plot wise i may not rush to finish the series.

Pls let me know.
honestly, i find the Continental and the mystique around it one of the most intriguing aspects of the series and that ramp sup more in the 2nd one.
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What about... dogs riding horses?
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Brian Earl Spilner said:

What about... dogs riding horses?

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jackie childs said:

cbr said:

So question - i only made it through half of the first movie. I like cool cars and gratuitous violence, but did the movies go anywhere else? All i got was 'guy really good at killing has gf die, then stooges steal his car and kill his dog, so he kills hundreds of people in cool nightclubs'

Im ok with that, but if thats all we get plot wise i may not rush to finish the series.

Pls let me know.
honestly, i find the Continental and the mystique around it one of the most intriguing aspects of the series and that ramp sup more in the 2nd one.

See, I found the ridiculous continental plot holes to be easily the worst (and most easily fixable) parts of a bad ass series of pistol samurai fighting movies.
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Huh?
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jackie childs said:

i'm just here for the weaponizing of horses and dogs


Horses had about a half dozen confirmed kills in this one.

Dogs had accounted for about two dozen serious groin injuries.
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Brian Earl Spilner said:

Huh?


The movies are set in the "real world" criminal underworld, not some supernatural world or a super hero universe. Wick is a mob/criminal assassin. IMO, the fact that we are supposed to just accept (with no explanation) the idea of this silly chain of assassin hotels (dont get me started on the coins - a single coin has insanely different value across the same movie) takes the movie into supernatural/ superhero universe and out of "reality". I still find all of them badass and fun but because they cant seem to decide whether it exists in the real world or some other universe, I personally rank them behind something like Taken or any number of similar Denzel movies (equalizer, man on fire, etc) or even something like atomic blonde.
I'd enjoy the movies more if they either went fully "real world" or fully it's own universe.
Obviously, YMMV.
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Treat it like a comic book or a Bond movie. It's set in the real world, but only for a given value of real.
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I'm not understanding though. What part of the hotels is supernatural?

It's just a hotel with a rule about no killing.

I can see the complaints with the bulletproof suits, etc. But that's just the kind of heightened reality this universe exists in.

Oh, and the director has explained the coins. They have no fixed monetary value, they're more like passes that allow entry in the hotel, or for other services. It's just a way to show you're part of the club.
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Brian Earl Spilner said:

I'm not understanding though. What part of the hotels is supernatural?

It's just a hotel with a rule about no killing.

I can see the complaints with the bulletproof suits, etc. But that's just the kind of heightened reality this universe exists in.

Oh, and the director has explained the coins. They have no fixed monetary value, they're more like passes that allow entry in the hotel, or for other services. It's just a way to show you're part of the club.
There are some services that cost multiple coins (like body disposal), but generally it seems like most things are worth a single coin. Also notice that contracts are set in "dollars", not coins.
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Claude! said:

Treat it like a comic book or a Bond movie. It's set in the real world, but only for a given value of real.

That's probably a pretty good comparison. I never cared for comic books and my love of bond films reached its zenith probably about age 13.
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I thought it was funny that Halle berry was in the movie for like 5 minutes but it seemed like they billed it as costarring to me. Maybe I felt that way because of the short.

The horse kicks were dumb, everything else was awesome.
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I loved the horse kicks! I always enjoy animals "kicking" the bad guys arses.
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they looked fake AF and what is he, a horse whisperer? he barely patted one and it kicked.

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third coast.. said:

they looked fake AF and what is he, a horse whisperer? he barely patted one and it kicked.


Actually, yes. The director, the stuntman from the Matrix, sat down with Reeves before they began shooting 3 and listed everything he was good at. Horses were one of them.
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Well that's cool. Still wasn't a fan of the cgi for that bit again, that's really the only complaint I have.

Line someone else posted, this one was definitely more brutal.

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Is there a thread/discussion for the Starz show based on the JW universe? The Continental
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expresswrittenconsent said:

Is there a thread/discussion for the Starz show based on the JW universe? The Continental
is this out? Is neo in it?
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expresswrittenconsent said:

Is there a thread/discussion for the Starz show based on the JW universe? The Continental
Don't think there is yet as I don't think there's been much info? If you've got some go for it.
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fig96 said:

expresswrittenconsent said:

Is there a thread/discussion for the Starz show based on the JW universe? The Continental
Don't think there is yet as I don't think there's been much info? If you've got some go for it.
yeah, i'll be very interested to see what direction they go with it.

do they feature the NY location or another one? does it take place before the events of JW or concurrently?

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Finally saw this movie.... it could have easily been cut 20-30 minutes shorter and been just as good.

The scene with the dogs and with the two Asian guys and their boss began to feel excessively long.

Other than that I really enjoy the John Wick films. I remember renting the first, and loving it. It was released with little advertising or fanfare.

Then John wick 2 had some ads and I saw it in theaters it was packed. Seems people really kicked the first film and showed up for the second.... and now the third.

It's now set up for number 4.
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Will be interesting to see Neo and Morpheus team up to take down the machines again...oh wait...

Actually, I'm hoping one day we get to see John's backstory before he got out.
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Broke $250M worldwide.
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This is officially the year of Keanu.





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Just passed both Shazam and Pikachu at the domestic box office!
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expresswrittenconsent said:

Is there a thread/discussion for the Starz show based on the JW universe? The Continental
heard that McShane is not going to appear in The Continental, but may do some voiceover work.

i'm not sure how you feature the NY Continental without Winston, unless it's a flashback type story where he narrates some of it and they cast a younger actor as Winston.

so i wonder if maybe the initial series will be set primarily in one of the other locations?
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Really great Twitter thread from an ILM VFX supervisor talking about the film, and turns out a buddy of mine from A&M was actually a VFX supe on the film. I pop up later in the thread

https://twitter.com/i/moments/1139356700475969536
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