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Re: John Wick: Chapter 2

Posted: 30 Mar 2017, 16:38
by Disco
Bicketybam wrote:
30 Mar 2017, 16:12
Disco wrote:
30 Mar 2017, 15:32
Oh, yep, they made us watch that in high school, first, last and only time I've seen it
Image             and stay out!

Next you will be saying you either never saw Rocky Horror Picture Show or worse.... didn't like it!!
You called it, TERRIBLE MOVIE! :snooty:

Re: John Wick: Chapter 2

Posted: 30 Mar 2017, 18:06
by kharis
that reminds me, i have to sit the 9 year old down for a labyrinth screening

Re: John Wick: Chapter 2

Posted: 30 Mar 2017, 19:56
by Mugsy
kharis wrote:
30 Mar 2017, 18:06
that reminds me, i have to sit the 9 year old down for a labyrinth screening
For me it would be The Neverending Story... despite the fact that I own it on DVD and to this day haven't watched it all the way through in one screening. I should hunt down a copy of Willow too.

Re: John Wick: Chapter 2

Posted: 30 Mar 2017, 23:21
by Nitephyre
Crikey, I'm going back out the door for fear of saying something I shouldn't... :O

Re: John Wick: Chapter 2

Posted: 30 Mar 2017, 23:28
by Bicketybam
Disco wrote:
30 Mar 2017, 16:38
You called it, TERRIBLE MOVIE! :snooty:
:hand: Sorry but your ability to comment on the quality of movies died when you admitted to watching Cams and Telesyncs

Re: John Wick: Chapter 2

Posted: 31 Mar 2017, 00:28
by Nekosan
I never liked the RHPS for some reason, used to piss me right off every time we had to watch it in school (which was about 400 times).

Re: John Wick: Chapter 2

Posted: 31 Mar 2017, 10:06
by Disruptor4
Disco wrote:
30 Mar 2017, 16:38
Bicketybam wrote:
30 Mar 2017, 16:12
Disco wrote:
30 Mar 2017, 15:32
Oh, yep, they made us watch that in high school, first, last and only time I've seen it
Image             and stay out!

Next you will be saying you either never saw Rocky Horror Picture Show or worse.... didn't like it!!
You called it, TERRIBLE MOVIE! :snooty:
+1

So when was John Wick 2 out in cinemas overseas?

Re: John Wick: Chapter 2

Posted: 31 Mar 2017, 10:12
by Makena
Disruptor4 wrote:
31 Mar 2017, 10:06

+1

So when was John Wick 2 out in cinemas overseas?
30th of January.

Re: John Wick: Chapter 2

Posted: 31 Mar 2017, 10:25
by Disco
We need a what if machine, so they can appreciate how much money they've lost by not doing a worldwide release.. John Wick 2 was one of the few movies I really would have liked to see in the cinema this year.

Re: John Wick: Chapter 2

Posted: 31 Mar 2017, 10:45
by kharis
same with lego batman, after all the whinging that was happening after the lego movie they did it again

Re: John Wick: Chapter 2

Posted: 31 Mar 2017, 10:51
by Mugsy
John Wick 2 and Logan were my two most anticipated movies for the start of the year... they really botched things up with postponing JW2's release like this. Oh well, it's only a movie but hopefully they made enough overseas to warrant a JW3.

Re: John Wick: Chapter 2

Posted: 31 Mar 2017, 13:53
by Disruptor4
Makena wrote:
31 Mar 2017, 10:12
Disruptor4 wrote:
31 Mar 2017, 10:06

+1

So when was John Wick 2 out in cinemas overseas?
30th of January.
That's actually messed up....

Re: John Wick: Chapter 2

Posted: 23 May 2017, 13:46
by Bicketybam
Released to the movies last Thursday.. Available to download today.. Way to go with that decision. I wonder what lesson they're trying to teach Australians? Image

Re: John Wick: Chapter 2

Posted: 23 May 2017, 15:00
by Disco
That piracy is the way!

Re: John Wick: Chapter 2

Posted: 23 May 2017, 15:31
by Mugsy
Watching movies at home is better anyway:

- popcorn's cheaper
- you don't smell from sitting on your sofa at home for too long (well I certainly hope not)
- you can pause the film when you go take a piss
- you can pause the film when your significant other is aroused and wants to do it
- the screenings are at your convenience
- etc

And now we get a AAA action movie not long after it comes out in the cinemas.

Still not as big a stuff up as Bridge to Terabithia. You could watch that online before it came out in aussie cinemas.

Re: John Wick: Chapter 2

Posted: 23 May 2017, 15:59
by Disco
My biggest issue with the cinema other than the cost.. $16 per adult ticket here, it's the other people in the cinema being dickheads

Re: John Wick: Chapter 2

Posted: 23 May 2017, 21:07
by Mugsy
I've been lucky. They rebranded several Event cinemas back to Birch Carol and Coyle and it's a straight $8 for tickets for Cinebuzz members to attract more customers. My bro and I usually catch a morning or mid arvo screening when there's bugger all people so no dickheads to deal with.

The seats use to be better when they just reopened the cinema. These days they're starting to get icky again. Can't complain all too much I guess.

Re: John Wick: Chapter 2

Posted: 24 May 2017, 12:30
by Disruptor4
Bicketybam wrote:
23 May 2017, 13:46
Released to the movies last Thursday.. Available to download today.. Way to go with that decision. I wonder what lesson they're trying to teach Australians? Image
Perfect! I know what I'm doing some time this weekend!

Re: John Wick: Chapter 2

Posted: 24 May 2017, 18:49
by Mugsy
Disruptor4 wrote:
24 May 2017, 12:30
Perfect! I know what I'm doing some time this weekend!
Convincing the Mrs to watch a Keanu film so you can too?

Re: John Wick: Chapter 2

Posted: 25 May 2017, 10:37
by Disruptor4
Don't need to convince her. I'll just watch it myself if I have to!

Re: John Wick: Chapter 2

Posted: 30 May 2017, 21:34
by Mugsy
Hmmm, I didn't enjoy this second entry all too much. Found myself drifting away... first one was way better.

Re: John Wick: Chapter 2

Posted: 02 Jun 2017, 16:16
by Dexterians
I really did not enjoy this as much as I enjoyed the first one.

The beginning of the movie was really good
The middle was crap, the only saving grace was the rave/gun fight scene
The end was crap - I almost got a feel like it was a mashup of pirates and the Matrix.

Re: John Wick: Chapter 2

Posted: 02 Jun 2017, 20:39
by Mugsy
It's funny you mentioned the Matrix as this film gave me feelings from The Matrix Reloaded... it just felt like drawn out action sequences with bits of dialogue trying to sound cool in between but it's really stuff we don't care about. With the first one, each conversation had weight and meaning to it... they just sounded cool delivering the dialogue.
There's a lot of fill in this movie. The bit where Keanu is setting up guns in the catacombs was boring and didn't need to go on for as long as it did. Most of the gun fights were just people running into Keanu's gun fire and he's in the open. The bulletproof lining to his clothing just didn't do the action justice either... you just knew he could take a hit. I was hoping the sequence with Common and Keanu would be good but the whole premise is just ridiculous.

You can see Keanu really trying his best to bring the action to the screen but the directing seems off this time so Keanu's efforts are wasted. I really enjoyed the sequence in the first movie when the assassins invade John Wick's home. The use of shadows and the environment was done real well. There's no artistic flair to this second outing and it just feels dull as a consequence. Take the starting chase... the bit where the motorcycle crashes into Keanu's car is framed on his car and you just see the motorcycle move into frame and hit it. There's no sense that John Wick was the predator what so ever. I had a bad feeling from that initial point already.

The music also wasn't as good this time around.

Re: John Wick: Chapter 2

Posted: 05 Jun 2017, 08:56
by Dexterians
Mugsy wrote:
02 Jun 2017, 20:39
It's funny you mentioned the Matrix as this film gave me feelings from The Matrix Reloaded...
Yeah when I said Matrix I meant it as a whole, same with when I said Pirates (as in the pirates of the caribbean series). If you blend the general themes of these two series together you seem to get John Wick 2.

I was waiting for Winston to say Vis-a-vis or Ergo a few times in his sitdowns with Wick, or the Bowery King to offer Wick a blue pill or red pill
:lol:

Re: John Wick: Chapter 2

Posted: 23 Dec 2017, 22:39
by DarkMellie
Finally saw this... nearly fell asleep. What a terrible sequel and I really hope they don't make a third.

Such a shame given the first one is an action masterpiece.