Keanu Reeves is back as the legendary hitman who must face the entire Underworld in John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum, now playing in theaters.
Back in October 2014, a small action film titled John Wick starring Keanu Reeves about an ex-assassin forced back into the game premiered with little-to-no promotion. Two films, $259 million at the box office, and hundreds of dead bodies later, John Wick is back for another go-around in John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum, which premieres in theaters on May 17.
Keanu Reeves stars as John Wick, a legendary ex-hitman who left his killing lifestyle in order to start a life his wife. After losing his wife to a terminal illness, John attempts to live a simple life until a chance encounter at a gas station changes him forever. When the son of a Russian gangster steals his car and kills his dog, John returns to the criminal underworld to seek his vengeance.
John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum picks off where the second film leaves off. After killing Santino in the Continental lounge, John is declared “excommunicado” by the High Table and given one hour and a marker before a global bounty of $14 million for his head goes into effect.
In Parabellum, John will have to stay alive without the Underworld’s resources as the entire assassin community will look to kill him.
Making his return to the director’s chair is Chad Stahelski, who directed both John Wick and John Wick: Chapter 2. In addition to Reeves, John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum also stars Halle Berry, Laurence Fishburne, Mark Dacascos, Asia Kate Dillon, Lance Reddick, Anjelica Huston, and Ian McShane.
The John Wick franchise has well received from both critics and audiences. John Wick grossed over $88 million with a Rotten Tomatoes score of 87%. John Wick: Chapter 2 grossed over $171 million with a Rotten Tomatoes score of 89%. So far, John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum is off to a tremendous start with critics. Peter Travers of Rolling Stone said, “Just when you think you’ve seen it all, Reeves and Stahelski pull out all the stops… The wow factor in Parabellum is off the charts.”
Check out the official synopsis and trailer for the movie, below:
After gunning down a member of the High Table — the shadowy international assassin’s guild — legendary hit man John Wick finds himself stripped of the organization’s protective services. Now stuck with a $14 million bounty on his head, Wick must fight his way through the streets of New York as he becomes the target of the world’s most ruthless killers.
John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum is officially in theaters on May 17, but select theaters begin screening the movie Thursday, May 16. Are you excited to see it? Leave your thoughts in the comments below.