John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum
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While it is not one of the better in the series, it is not all terrible. The movie shines with Fassbender on the screen, as the others have seemed to mail it in. The biggest disappointment is Jessica Chastain's performance. There is no depth to her character. She is just there and we really do not know why. They could have done so much more with this character. When we view the central character, we were introduced to the Phoenix force abruptly in a silly matter, and it just did not click. The only saving grace was the climax train sequence which brought this film up a star. It was a good action sequence, and a good finish to an overall below average film.
X men deserved better.
Having high expectations for this film, I walked out feeling very conflicted. The film just never truly clicked for me. I thought the story was somewhat sloppy, and in a way a wasted opportunity. Tom Hardy seemed to force the issue a lot in this film. I never truly felt he embraced Eddie Brock especially during the first half of the film.
The film takes a while to get going, and when it does the action pieces are superb. However, the second half is pretty predictable and full of cliche ridden set pieces. The puzzle pieces were there but they just didn't fit together. It was a very sloppy screenplay that could of been so much more.
Marvel films of past that have met or exceed expectations threw a strong emotional punch, while blending humor perfectly. The humor here was fine but the punch wasn't thrown. For such a dark character, the opportunity seemed to be there to take a fantastic actor and blend it together to form a knockout performance. It just was never there. A good popcorn flick to watch on a rainy day, but nothing more.