By James Verniere | [email protected] | May 17, 2019 at 12:40 am MOVIE REVIEW “JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 3 – PARABELLUM” Rated R. At AMC Loews Boston Common, Regal Fenway Stadium and suburban theaters. Grade: B+ I lost count of the number of people John Wick (Keanu Reeves) shoots in the face, stabs in the head and otherwise violently and graphically kills in “John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum” and just wallowed in the impressively staged ultra-violence for 130 minutes. Once again directed by former stunt performer Chad Stahelski and scripted by Derek Kolstad (“John Wick,” “John Wick: Chapter 2”) along with three other credited writers, “John Wick 3” sports a subtitle that is both a bullet caliber and Latin for “prepare for war.” These John Wick movies have always flirted with parody, especially in regard to their heightened, frequently purple-hued dialogue, religious symbolism and scenes involving the Continental Hotel in New York City, where professional killers go to relax in a posh environment, where bloodshed is strictly forbidden and punishable by certain death. The Continental Hotel’s owner is Winston (Ian McShane), otherwise known as Al Swearengen of “Deadwood.” The action of “John Wick 3” picks up right after “John Wick… Read full this story
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