John Wick: Chapter Two.
If your first thought on watching the first movie was: "Well, I could go watching a whole pile more of THAT." then you're in luck!
My first thought on watching the first was "I can't wait to see that again." but after doing that a few times I turned to your view. Made it to the final cinema showing last night and was very glad I made the effort. Doesn't quite have the impact of the first, but but builds from it in a very enjoyable way. So many great little touches sprinkled through but the success again comes down to the staging and choreography of the action scenes which add up to a slice of action nirvana.
The pacing was slightly affected for me because a lot of cinemas here still have an intermission for no discernible reason. Just as the long setup sequence is coming to an end and you're eagerly anticipating it all to kick int high gear... Boom! Lights come up and you have ten minutes to get an ice cream.
Anyway, I'm already salivating at the prospect of Hunt John Wick
So far, Manchester by the Sea
is the only one of last year's Oscar nominees which I've seen. It's no Fury Road, but still a strong runner up. Not much to add to the genrarl plaudits for Casey Affleck's central performance and the natural seeming nephew. Good if grim overall but with some moments of brightness and recognition along the way.
I recently recorded the first three Resident Evil
s off Film 4 and purchased the fourth for a pound from my local corner shop. Rewatched the first at the weekend and found it hard to focus on. The bit where Mila runs up a wall and kicks a dog remains a high point of the series.