Keanu Reeves was born to play action heroes, and he delivers again in "John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum."
Keanu Reeves was born to play action heroes, and he delivers again in "John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum." (Lionsgate)

Keanu Reeves returns in the third — and most action-packed — installment of the John Wick trilogy. And it looks like there will be more to follow.

After the events of Chapter 2, John Wick is on the run, now that a $14 million bounty is placed on his head. Being attacked left and right by bounty hunters, Wick does what he does to keep himself and his new dog alive in "John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum."

It all started in the original "John Wick," when the retired assassin's dog was murdered. The dog, a gift from his deceased wife, meant the world to him, so it was worth getting back into the assassin game to extract his revenge. Now, in Chapter 3, Wick is even angrier and more violent.

The action starts from the very beginning and only ceases for important plot details. The non-stop action sequences are incredibly well shot, in addition to being some of the most thrilling and entertaining scenes of the year so far.

Reeves is basically destined for these types of roles. Casting him in an action movie sells tickets alone. He's fun to watch in "Speed" and "The Matrix," among many others.

While the plot is very basic, it's still entertaining to see Wick take down everyone who stands in his way of survival. However, it's not just the action that makes the John Wick movies so special. The neon-drenched cinematography makes it seem like you're watching a live-action comic book, creating a unique world of its own. The visual aspects of these movies, make them much more enjoyable, especially here in Chapter 3.


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It's tough the say whether "John Wick: Chapter 3" is better than the original. Chapter 2 is still a great addition to the franchise, but it never quite delivered the thrills that came with the first. Here, it's too close to call, although it doesn't really matter if it's better or not, just so long as it keeps you on the edge of your seat from start to finish.

"Chapter 3 — Parabellum" does just that very thing.

Best scene: Every sequence of John Wick taking down an assassin

Rewatchability: 100%

Grade: A-