Starring: Keanu Reeves, Common, Laurence Fishburne, Ian McShane, Ruby Rose, John LeguizamoPlot: I don't think there is one?Review: There's an old saying: "A flame that burns twice as bright burns half as long". I think the flame in this movie series has burned at least twice as hot as any other series in the past decade and certainly hasn't burned out yet. This sequel has as much action as the first and about the same plot line, just a tiny bit more fleshed out.It joins John Wick a couple weeks after the end of the first movie and has Wick trying to find his car that got wrecked at the end of the first one. It's in a warehouse guarded by Russians, led by the cousin of the villain from the first movie. The mob boss was played by Peter Stormare, a pretty badass actor who played the devil alongside Reeves in Constantine. This opening sequence was fantastic and had a really good commentary from Stormare about how badass the "Baba Yaga" has been in his lifetime. He says that Wick once killed 3 men with a pencil and then exclaims "Who the fuck can do that?!" In the end Wick gets his car and asks for peace.I won't get into the plot too much as I don't want any spoilers but this movie is super fun and as good as the first, though more or less the same movie. Has Keanu Reeves running around beating the shit out of people and killing them. A lot more hand to hand combat in this movie, which is awesome. I have seen this movie more than once and from what I can tell after critical viewing, Reeves and Common do their own stunts in the movie, which is phenomenal and, to me anyways, super impressive. A lot of ass kicking and a lot of pain throughout the movie.There were subtitles in the movie and those were slightly confusing to me, as they were really large font and had some different colours, but it made sense that the movie had them as much of it was in a different language.The same with the first one, this movie was directed by former stunt co-ordinators, so the action was amazing through the entire film. All the stunt men in this movie deserve awards.I did have a sleight problem with Ruby Rose. Not because she was poor in the movie, if anything I enjoyed her a lot. Merely that she has been in 3 movies this year already and it's not even March. She reminds me of a young Angelina Jolie, but I don't mean that as a compliment sadly.So many guns, so many cool scenes, so many, wait, Laurence Fishburne is in the movie too?! Yeah, he is, but he isn't cool, or remotely badass. He's very... difficult to me. If someone told me that he was legitimately insane and crazy I would immediately believe that. He just seems like a weird guy, but not in a bad way.I don't even think I need to say anything else about this movie. If you like action even the tiniest bit, watch it. If you like Keanu Reeves drinking a Coke and Smoking, that's why I put the picture there on the site. if you don't like fun or want a movie where everyone lives... probably don't watch it?
Starring: Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele, Nia Long, Method Man, Luis Guzman, Will Forte, Jason MitchellPlot: Rell's (Peele) girlfriend broke up with him, his cousin Clarence (Key) is on his way to cheer him up, only to find that Rell got himself a new cat Keanu. When Keanu gets catnapped, they go deep under cover to join the 17th street blips and try and get their cat back.Review: I went into this movie really unsure of if I was going to like it or not, because the Key and Peele sketches I had seen were funny, but not 2 hours funny (Seriously, this movie clocks in at 1h40m), but at the same time I really wanted to go to a place that had air conditioning, so I went with it. One of the best decisions I made this year, this movie was a blast.Key plays a black guy thinking he's white flawlessly, then transitions into full gangster black the same. Peele seems to be a funnier guy, but less of a character actor to me, so it was as if he was playing himself, which was great. Method Man is the big bad villain of the movie, the leader of the blips and I once upon a time used to hate Method Man, but have since warmed up to him, he's consistently put out surprisingly good roles time and time again. Nia Long plays Keys wife, looking super hot for 42. Will Forte plays a drug dealer with corn rows, Luis Guzman a cartel boss.Jason Mitchell plays a gangbanger, which was so perfect for me as he plays Easy-E in Straight Outta Compton, which I just watched like 48 hours prior. So funny to see the spectrum, while at the same time seeing him play one of the same roles. Was fantastic. The whole movie was even better to me having seen it after Compton.I was really impressed with the movie as a whole because, while they used a lot of racial stereotypes, they didn't even bother me. The writing was done really well for that, I enjoyed it thoroughly.The only spoiler I'll give for the movie is the blips... holy crap, this was funny. The 17th street blips are a gang of misfits that had members of both the blood and crips that were kicked out of their gangs make a new gang, only to call them the blips. Pure gold to me.There wasn't a lot of action involved, it was more a comedy, but even the few action scenes were done pretty well.I don't want to get into it too much, don't want to ruin anything for anyone, but I would absolutely say it was worth my money, maybe even a second time. They're two funny guys who do not disappoint in their first full length motion picture.