Back in 2014, a little movie opened in theatres about a grieving man whose dog was killed. That man just so happens to be the Baba Yaga, the world's deadliest hitman and certified John Wick, who then goes on an old-school roaring rampage of revenge upon the clueless gangsters that killed his doggo, slaughtering hundreds of goons in the process.
It was awesome, and the movie reminded us all just how cool Keanu Reeves is as an action hero. For action movie fans, the cinematic violence and perfectly-choreographed brutality made it a must-see, and not long after, it was announced that John Wick was intended to merely be the first part of a trilogy of high-octane, feature-length bloodbaths.Check out the trailer for John Wick: Parabellum below:
Now the third instalment of the franchise is about to hit the big screens, and it's safe to say that critics are already giving it rave reviews. In fact, it looks all set to be the best of the three, boasting a Rotten Tomatoes rating of 97 per cent.
For instance, John DeForce wrote in The Hollywood Reporter's review that Parabellum was: "An epic of choreographed mayhem that expands the Wickiverse in mostly pleasing ways, it is destined to satisfy fans of this surprise-hit franchise: If its ludicrous aspects bug you, what the hell are you doing here?"
Meanwhile, Chris Nashawaty from Entertainment Weekly stated: "I don’t mean to give the impression that John Wick 3 is anything grander than a gorgeously choreographed, gratuitously violent action movie. But as gorgeously choreographed, gratuitously violent action movies go, it’s high art."
John Wick: Parabellum is due to hit cinemas on May 17. It was directed by Chad Stahelski, and stars Keanu Reeves, alongside Halle Berry, Ian McShane, Laurence Fishburne and Mark Dacascos.