My Misadventures With John Wick
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My Misadventures With John Wick

My first thought was, naturally, "What the f*** is going on?"


SPOILER WARNING: This article contains spoilers for "John Wick 3: Parabellum"

As you may or may not know, the third installment in the John Wick series came out on May 17. My brother's 17th birthday happened to fall on the opening day.

I went home for the weekend in order to celebrate my brother's birthday with him and the rest of my family. I then find out what we will be doing for the evening...

I'm sure that you see where this is going, but I'm going to spell it out anyway.

I was told that we would be going out to dinner - we ended up going to Miller's Ale House - and then we were going to see a movie. That movie was John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum.

Now, don't get me wrong. I absolutely love action movies. But going into this movie I knew two things. One, I had only seen five minutes of the first one and wasn't aware that it had a sequel. And two, that the motive was that some guy stole John's car and killed his dog. That was it. I was going in completely blind.

So, we get to the theatre and my mom didn't really plan ahead a whole lot. When it came time to buy tickets, there was barely any left. We ended up sitting, I kid you not, in the second row. All I can say is thank God we went to a theatre that had reclining chairs so that my neck didn't hurt at the end of the film.

We get into the theatre after a bathroom break, find our seats, recline so that we are basically laying down, and watch the previews. Now I don't know if you have ever sat so close to the screen at the movie theatre before but let me tell you this, you can't look away. Looking up doesn't help, you can't look to the sides, and looking down doesn't do much either. Just putting that out there.

So the movie finally starts and it's Keanu Reeves running with a dog in the pouring rain in a bloody suit. My first thought is naturally: "What the f*** is going on?" Then there is a room of women with tattoos and piercings giving a countdown until John Wick is excommunicado, no clue what that meant or why he was being labeled like that. Then a gruesome fight scene in a library where I could hear the cracks that bones made as they were broken.

The movie followed in much of the same fashion. As I stated before, there was nowhere to look but the screen. I swear out of everyone in that whole theatre, I was the only one who was wincing and not laughing at the fight scenes and deaths.

I had to keep leaning over to either my mom or brother to find out who people were and what was happening. I could tell I was annoying my brother, but I couldn't help it. I was so lost!

Overall the movie was awesome. If you love action I would definitely recommend it. The only advice I can give you is to watch the first two movies before making the trek. Because now I find myself in a position where I have to watch the previous movies just to make some more sense of what happened and why.

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