Saturday, May 18, 2019

Parabellum on a Post-It --- Day 8/54

Walk: AMC Kabuki (John Wick 3: Parabellum)
Distance: 2 rainy miles, small yoga

    John Wick (Keanu Reeves) in Very Glam Antique Weapons Room
John Wick (Keanu Reeves in background right) in Ancient Texts Stacks of NY Public Library

John Wick (Keanu Reeves) and 'Friends' in Incredibly Elegant and Masculine Hotel

Ciwt has a friend who is a creative consultant to several successful artists and a movie buff like herself.  When she and he debrief about shows they've seen (he lives south of here), he always finds something positive when Ciwt is ready to pan the whole thing. We both agreed that the plot of John Wick 3: Parabellum could be written in its entirety on a Post-It sticker and that the beautifully choreographed but long and frequent fight scenes became mind-numbing.  But he pointed out that the costumes and settings are Excellent.  Weaving together a look that is both 1940's and futuristic the look of the film is tantalizing, especially as you try to identify their possible locations in New York.
Also riveting in its laconic way is Keanu Reeves with his tall, lean gait, dark stringy hair and non-challant am I in a movie?, oh well way.    

Of course, if you are male and younger than lets's say 40, you will love every fight scene, eat up the sparse dialogue, understand the often non-existent plot and go to Parabellum several times.

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