New York Comic Con happened over the weekend, and while not quite as big as San Diego it is still good for new trailers. This year, there was only one I cared about, by a pretty huge margin—the teaser trailer for John Wick: Chapter 2. Lainey has talked about John Wick, I’ve talked about John Wick—at this point, you’re either on the John Wick train or you’re not, and if you’re not, what the f*ck is wrong with you, seriously. John Wick is arguably the best action movie of the last few years. So if you don’t know John Wick, the next time you find yourself going, “There’s nothing to watch,” do yourself a solid and rent John Wick.
Here’s how great John Wick is—it took almost twenty-fours after I first wrote this to realize that this is reuniting Keanu Reeves and Laurence Fishburne. Neo and Morpheus! But all I can see is John Wick and a mysterious new person—possibly an assassin guild leader? As a character John Wick is ten million times cooler than Neo, who, let’s face it, was a bit of a dumb bunny. John Wick, though, is not stupid. John Wick is smart, has a deadpan sense of humor and great taste in suits, and he will murder your face if you touch his dog. (It is very, very important to me—and probably you, and everyone—that John Wick’s dog is okay.)
“Do you want to start a war, or do you want to give me a gun?” I want to give you a gun! I want to give you all the guns! What we learn from this teaser is that John Wick is still having trouble staying retired, and the League Of Shadowy Assassins extends to Rome, where John Wick will have to fight Ruby Rose and a horde of stylishly dressed assassins. Just don’t touch his dog! I can’t do the dog thing again. John Wick: Chapter 2 comes out in February 2017 and is already one of my favorite movies of next year.
Attached – Keanu in San Juan on October 1, 2016.