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John Wick 3

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Tuesday, May 21, 2019 6:07 AM

SHINYGOODGUY


NO SPOILERS WHATSOEVER.............................


John Wick 3 is a continuation of the story about this high level and highly trained assassin. If you were a fan of the first two, as I am, then you will certainly like this latest installment. If not, you may not be able to enjoy
the sheer energy and power that this movie exhibits.

Yes, it is intense and full of action the likes of which you have never seen before. Yes, I make that bold statement because it is true. This is action
choreographed to the Nines. I mean, stunts galore....think Charlize Theron in Atomic Blonde but on steroids. Plot!? There is one, and they stop a moment to
say a few words - John Wick is a man of few words - which is both funny and
poignant, at least in this world built by the writers: Derek Kolstad and Shay Hatten, and director Chad Stahelski.

JW3 is not for the faint-hearted. If you have heart problems or are squeamish
do NOT go and see this movie. I'm warning you. No BS. This movie takes no prisoners and allows only a couple of moments for you to catch your breath.
Is it all non-stop action without tender moments of human interaction? Well,
let me see...oh yeah, there's one - when Wick meets up with "Sofia" - who's
played by the wonderful Halle Berry. SHE KICKS ASS like no other and is
truly mesmerizing as Sofia, a fellow assassin, seemingly trained by the same folk as Wick. But don't blink or go to the bathroom when she appears. All I
can say is AWESOME.

Berry is all kinds of NASTY in this flick. There are a couple of others of note, and Wick isn't the only one who kicks ass. Angelica Huston, a wonderful character actress of some note, turns in a solid performance in her brief stint in this film. Of course, the solid Laurence Fishburne reprises his role
as the King of the Bowery. Then there's Ian McShane as the Hotel manager, and
Lance Reddick (one of my favorite actors, see Fringe) as the Hotel concierge
are both back, in a big way. But I want to acknowledge two additions that were
both dangerous and fun, in JW's world, Mark Dacascos as Zero and Asia Kate Dillon as The Adjudicator. Both bring murderous intentions and bloody chaos.

Alright, was it perfect? Damn near. You do need to submerge yourself in the world that has been built over the two previous movies, and the creative team behind JW3 does give you some movie candy as well as eye candy. No there's no nudity, but I'm talking strictly action-wise here. There are a couple of WTF moments, but that's minor compared to the overall awesomeness that is JW3.
Is it all murder and mayhem? There is that, but there are a few lighter moments when we get some chuckles. We do get to find out that John goes by another name and why he's at war with the Higher Table. You'll hear that a lot in this movie. Just go with it. But, make no mistake this is an action movie,
built like back in the old days of Hollywood. Brutal and unforgiving stunts.

Pacing, cinematography and music all combine to complete John Wick's world
of murder and mayhem. But the star of the movie is the stunt people. I wouldn't be surprised that they receive some awards behind the superb action
sequences and visual FX. Go and enjoy, or not, you choose.

Well, that's all I have for now.

"Hey Mikey, I think he likes it." Yeah, 4 out of 5 stars.


SGG


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Tuesday, May 21, 2019 12:03 PM

6IXSTRINGJACK

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Keanu Reeves and Halle Berry?

Should have been called "John Wick 3: Grumpy Old Assassins"

Do Right, Be Right. :)

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Tuesday, May 21, 2019 2:15 PM

WISHIMAY

THIS machine kills fascists- Woody Guthrie


Quote:

Originally posted by 6IXSTRINGJACK:
Keanu Reeves and Halle Berry?

Should have been called "John Wick 3: Grumpy Old Assassins"




So Jack String 6 would be more entertaining?

Be a good way to get coma patients to wake up and make a run for it

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Tuesday, May 21, 2019 6:33 PM

AURAPTOR

America loves a winner!


Still need to see JW 1, but I just heard today the release date for JW 4.

May 21, 2021.

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Tuesday, May 21, 2019 8:25 PM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


Quote:

Originally posted by AURaptor:
Still need to see JW 1, but I just heard today the release date for JW 4.

May 21, 2021.

JW 1-3 all take place in the span of days, or weeks. Most of the plot and foundation for JW 3 is in the first 2, so load up.

The problem is, for JW3, I am not sure the nonstop action will translate as well to the small screen.
So see it on the big screen.


Also, I just saw Pikachu after JW3. Learned a bit about what Pokeman is about, I guess.
This was produced by Mary Parent.

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Tuesday, May 21, 2019 8:28 PM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


Quote:

Originally posted by SHINYGOODGUY:
NO SPOILERS WHATSOEVER.............................


John Wick 3 is a continuation of the story about this high level and highly trained assassin. If you were a fan of the first two, as I am, then you will certainly like this latest installment. If not, you may not be able to enjoy
the sheer energy and power that this movie exhibits.

Yes, it is intense and full of action the likes of which you have never seen before. Yes, I make that bold statement because it is true. This is action
choreographed to the Nines. I mean, stunts galore....think Charlize Theron in Atomic Blonde but on steroids. Plot!? There is one, and they stop a moment to
say a few words - John Wick is a man of few words - which is both funny and
poignant, at least in this world built by the writers: Derek Kolstad and Shay Hatten, and director Chad Stahelski.

JW3 is not for the faint-hearted. If you have heart problems or are squeamish
do NOT go and see this movie. I'm warning you. No BS. This movie takes no prisoners and allows only a couple of moments for you to catch your breath.
Is it all non-stop action without tender moments of human interaction? Well,
let me see...oh yeah, there's one - when Wick meets up with "Sofia" - who's
played by the wonderful Halle Berry. SHE KICKS ASS like no other and is
truly mesmerizing as Sofia, a fellow assassin, seemingly trained by the same folk as Wick. But don't blink or go to the bathroom when she appears. All I
can say is AWESOME.

Berry is all kinds of NASTY in this flick. There are a couple of others of note, and Wick isn't the only one who kicks ass. Angelica Huston, a wonderful character actress of some note, turns in a solid performance in her brief stint in this film. Of course, the solid Laurence Fishburne reprises his role
as the King of the Bowery. Then there's Ian McShane as the Hotel manager, and
Lance Reddick (one of my favorite actors, see Fringe) as the Hotel concierge
are both back, in a big way. But I want to acknowledge two additions that were
both dangerous and fun, in JW's world, Mark Dacascos as Zero and Asia Kate Dillon as The Adjudicator. Both bring murderous intentions and bloody chaos.

Alright, was it perfect? Damn near. You do need to submerge yourself in the world that has been built over the two previous movies, and the creative team behind JW3 does give you some movie candy as well as eye candy. No there's no nudity, but I'm talking strictly action-wise here. There are a couple of WTF moments, but that's minor compared to the overall awesomeness that is JW3.
Is it all murder and mayhem? There is that, but there are a few lighter moments when we get some chuckles. We do get to find out that John goes by another name and why he's at war with the Higher Table. You'll hear that a lot in this movie. Just go with it. But, make no mistake this is an action movie,
built like back in the old days of Hollywood. Brutal and unforgiving stunts.

Pacing, cinematography and music all combine to complete John Wick's world
of murder and mayhem. But the star of the movie is the stunt people. I wouldn't be surprised that they receive some awards behind the superb action
sequences and visual FX. Go and enjoy, or not, you choose.

Well, that's all I have for now.

"Hey Mikey, I think he likes it." Yeah, 4 out of 5 stars.

SGG

I agree with all of this. But if you wait to see it on small screen, you might feel you really missed out on seeing the Cinema showing. This is one that really should be savored on the big screen.

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Tuesday, May 21, 2019 8:53 PM

AURAPTOR

America loves a winner!


Quote:

Originally posted by JEWELSTAITEFAN:
Quote:

Originally posted by AURaptor:
Still need to see JW 1, but I just heard today the release date for JW 4.

May 21, 2021.

JW 1-3 all take place in the span of days, or weeks. Most of the plot and foundation for JW 3 is in the first 2, so load up.

The problem is, for JW3, I am not sure the nonstop action will translate as well to the small screen.
So see it on the big screen.


Also, I just saw Pikachu after JW3. Learned a bit about what Pokeman is about, I guess.
This was produced by Mary Parent.



I've got a big screen. Maybe not the biggest, but it'll do.

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Thursday, May 23, 2019 8:54 PM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


I also felt that the best line in the film was given to Halle Berry, and she delivered it well. It prompted the reply by JW "I get that"


Keanu has made his fortune off of Matrix sequels. this is his gift to us, he doesn't need the cash really.

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Friday, May 24, 2019 3:18 AM

SHINYGOODGUY


Bwah ha, ha, ha, ha, haaaaaaa snort!

Now that was entertaining!


SGG


Quote:

Originally posted by WISHIMAY:
Quote:

Originally posted by 6IXSTRINGJACK:
Keanu Reeves and Halle Berry?

Should have been called "John Wick 3: Grumpy Old Assassins"




So Jack String 6 would be more entertaining?

Be a good way to get coma patients to wake up and make a run for it


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Friday, May 24, 2019 3:30 AM

SHINYGOODGUY


Wellllll, I tend to agree just a bit. See it in the theater, but with today's
large TV screens, that may not be as important. Still though, nothing beats the movie screen to immerse yourself in the world you're watching - in movies
like Superman v. Batman and Man of Steel - it could numb the senses.

But this movie had going for it dynamic action sequences that almost never repeated itself and got better and better throughout. At one point though, I kind of grew weary of all the action and very little in the way of story.
But that quickly passed. But yeah, the three films are very connected, so if you haven't seen JW 1 & 2, bone up on the first two, then go see JW3.

It will show you something that you've never seen before; old fashioned fight
scenes with very little CGI. It reminded me of the 7 Ups, Bullitt and French Connection movies - only better.


SGG


Quote:

Originally posted by JEWELSTAITEFAN:
Quote:

Originally posted by AURaptor:
Still need to see JW 1, but I just heard today the release date for JW 4.

May 21, 2021.

JW 1-3 all take place in the span of days, or weeks. Most of the plot and foundation for JW 3 is in the first 2, so load up.

The problem is, for JW3, I am not sure the nonstop action will translate as well to the small screen.
So see it on the big screen.


Also, I just saw Pikachu after JW3. Learned a bit about what Pokeman is about, I guess.
This was produced by Mary Parent.


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Friday, May 24, 2019 3:43 AM

SHINYGOODGUY


I tend to agree with you. There are some movies that are meant to be seen in the theater. My first truly orgasmic experience with the affect a giant movie theater screen has was with Star Wars: A New Hope. That star destroyer
chasing after Princess Leia's vessel.

What a rush!


SGG


Quote:

Originally posted by JEWELSTAITEFAN:
I also felt that the best line in the film was given to Halle Berry, and she delivered it well. It prompted the reply by JW "I get that"


Keanu has made his fortune off of Matrix sequels. this is his gift to us, he doesn't need the cash really.



Yeah, there were some really good lines in this one. Keanu knows his shit and reminds me of Tom Cruise in how he dives into a role and entertains his fans.
By the way, he really doesn't need the money, he's worth like $300M.


SGG

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Friday, May 24, 2019 10:14 AM

6IXSTRINGJACK

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Matrix was just about the Perfect movie.

I won't crap all over the sequels because that's already been done to death. They're actually not all that bad on their own merits.

I still hate them though. Not only weren't they necessary in the first place, but they trivialized almost everything that was great about the original movie.

Morpheus is just middle management? All of the great characters from the original movie were just cogs in a fairly large machine?


Glad that Keanu finally got a payday he deserved with them, but I resent the damage those movies did to the original.

Whenever I finally get the urge to re-watch it, I will only be watching the first movie and the Animatrix. Some of the skits on the Animatrix are nothing special, but there are a few that are just downright excellence.

To my recollection, none of them took away from the original.


This one in particular was my favorite.



Goosebumps every time.


Do Right, Be Right. :)

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Sunday, May 26, 2019 1:29 PM

SHINYGOODGUY


Agreed. The Matrix is a perfect movie, NO Question. If it ended there without
any sequels, I would have been fine with it. It is a self-contained complete story that told the tale perfectly.

Reloaded and Revolutions did not stand up as enhancing the overall story of the Matrix. I tolerate Reloaded because there are a few elements within that
are positive, but Revolutions is almost complete garbage; collapsing under the sheer weight of utter convoluted mystic mumbo-jumbo.

Now, the Animatrix I could actually stomach, but I like your choice "World Record" but I also like "The Flight of the Osiris."

And yes, none detracted from the original, but provided context and, IMHO, added to that world. Not that The Matrix needed it. Star Wars was the modern day originator, the Matrix took it to a whole new level. Sci-fi perfection.


SGG


Quote:

Originally posted by 6IXSTRINGJACK:
Matrix was just about the Perfect movie.

I won't crap all over the sequels because that's already been done to death. They're actually not all that bad on their own merits.

I still hate them though. Not only weren't they necessary in the first place, but they trivialized almost everything that was great about the original movie.

Morpheus is just middle management? All of the great characters from the original movie were just cogs in a fairly large machine?


Glad that Keanu finally got a payday he deserved with them, but I resent the damage those movies did to the original.

Whenever I finally get the urge to re-watch it, I will only be watching the first movie and the Animatrix. Some of the skits on the Animatrix are nothing special, but there are a few that are just downright excellence.

To my recollection, none of them took away from the original.


This one in particular was my favorite.



Goosebumps every time.


Do Right, Be Right. :)


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Sunday, May 26, 2019 1:51 PM

SHINYGOODGUY


You may ask why reveal the release date of JW4 now? Well, they're on a roll.
Each making more than the previous chapter, expanding their fan base and adding to the legend of the main character.

The fans crave more and the creative crew behind the franchise would be foolish to take a "break" and not follow up, striking while the iron is hot.
I'm almost certain that after the success of two the producers decided to continue forward by creating more chapters to tell the story. So far, it seems
that each chapter doubles and triples it's take.

JW3 so far has grossed close to $101M domestically ($175M worldwide).
JW1 did well from the jump, $43M domestically, and $45M worldwide = $88M.
Not bad for an unknown and totally new franchise.
JW2 made $92M here in the US, and $79.5M worldwide or $171M altogether. Almost double from the original.

They could stand alone, but you would miss something if you ignore the two before it.


SGG


Quote:

Originally posted by AURaptor:
Still need to see JW 1, but I just heard today the release date for JW 4.

May 21, 2021.


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Sunday, May 26, 2019 5:38 PM

6IXSTRINGJACK

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Yeah. There was a day that I would have called The Matrix THE Perfect Movie. That's definitely not the case now since I can't unwatch the sequels and they were just so damaging to the original. Maybe I'd still not say it 20 years later. A lot has changed. I was practically a kid when it first blew me away.

I had to actually look up the Animatrix to remember what The Flight of Osirus was about. Yeah. That was a good one too. Definitely my favorite as far as how good it looked.

They really all were at the very least good. World Record though, was the only one that made a strong emotional impact on me. I'm not kidding about the goosebumps. I got them again watching it for the first time in years when I posted it the other day.



Have you ever seen Love, Death and Robots on Netflix?

If you haven't, I think you'd REALLY get a kick out of that since you liked the Animatrix. My old man showed me a few episodes a couple months ago. I haven't watched the rest of season 1 yet, but of the ones that I have seen I would HIGHLY recommend these episodes in the following order.


Three Robots - Long after the fall of humanity, three robots embark on a sightseeing tour of a post-apocalyptic city.

Suits - A community of farmers use their homemade mechs to defend their families from an alien invasion.



Others that I've seen that I didn't really care for...

Sonnie's Edge - In the underground world of "beastie" fights, Sonnie is unbeatable -- as long as she keeps her edge.

The Witness - After seeing a brutal murder, a woman flees from the killer through the streets of a surreal city.

Even the "bad" ones are still an artistic sight to behold. I might not have enjoyed them like I would have watching them alone since these two have some pretty explicit animated sex scenes in them and that's always weird watching something like that with the folks. The fact that it's cartoons probably makes it more weird.



I also saw "Sucker of Souls" and "Ice Age". Not bad. You'll probably enjoy them. I just wouldn't put it up there with the first two and the best eps from the Animatrix.


https://www.netflix.com/title/80174608



Quote:

Originally posted by SHINYGOODGUY:
Agreed. The Matrix is a perfect movie, NO Question. If it ended there without
any sequels, I would have been fine with it. It is a self-contained complete story that told the tale perfectly.

Reloaded and Revolutions did not stand up as enhancing the overall story of the Matrix. I tolerate Reloaded because there are a few elements within that
are positive, but Revolutions is almost complete garbage; collapsing under the sheer weight of utter convoluted mystic mumbo-jumbo.

Now, the Animatrix I could actually stomach, but I like your choice "World Record" but I also like "The Flight of the Osiris."

And yes, none detracted from the original, but provided context and, IMHO, added to that world. Not that The Matrix needed it. Star Wars was the modern day originator, the Matrix took it to a whole new level. Sci-fi perfection.


SGG



Do Right, Be Right. :)

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