John Wick: Chapter 2 Scannain Review
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He’s Back! The legendary hit man, John Wick (Keanu Reeves) returns to Irish cinemas in the action-packed thriller John Wick: Chapter Two which is in cinemas now. Warner Bros. Pictures and Scannain are giving you the chance to a copy of the epic first film John Wick.

In this next chapter following the 2014 hit, legendary hit man John Wick (Keanu Reeves) is forced back out of retirement by a former associate plotting to seize control of a shadowy international assassins’ guild. Bound by a blood oath to help him, John travels to Rome where he squares off against some of the world’s deadliest killers.  After unleashing mayhem on the criminals who killed his dog, retired super assassin John Wick retrieves his beloved 1969 Mustang from the Russian mobsters who stole it, only to be pursued in a spectacular high-speed car chase through crowded New York City streets. Returning home, John’s plans to resume a quiet civilian life are cut short when Italian gangster Santino D’Antonio (Riccardo Scamarcio) shows up on his doorstep with a gold “marker” compelling him to repay past favors. Ordered by Winston (Ian McShane), kingpin of secret assassin society The Continental, to respect the organization’s ancient code, John reluctantly accepts the assignment to take out Santino’s own sister, Gianna (Claudia Gerini), the ruthless capo atop the Italian Camorra crime syndicate.

Flying to Rome, John checks in at Il Continentale headquarters, arms himself to the teeth and penetrates heavy Camorra security to surprise Gianna in her bedroom. Leaving dozens of dead thugs in his wake, John flees Rome with trained Camorra killers Cassian (Common) and Ares (Ruby Rose) in hot pursuit.  Back in New York, John discovers that Santino has burned his home to the ground. Seeking help from the mysterious Bowery King (Laurence Fishburne) and his shadow army, John employs Brazilian jiu- jitsu, Glocks and even pencils as he wreaks vengeance against those who’ve wronged him. Amid the carnage, John finds the strength he needs to defy the assassin’s code — but can he preserve his own humanity?

John Wick: Chapter Two is directed by Chad Stahelski (John Wick) and written by Derek Kolstad (John Wick, The Following). The movie stars Keanu Reeves (The Matrix, Speed, Point Break) and features Common (Selma, Run All Night), Laurence Fishburne (The Matrix) and Riccardo Scamarcio (Burnt). The cast also includes Ruby Rose (Orange is the New Black), Lance Reddick (The Guest), John Leguizamo (Ice Age, Moulin Rouge), and Ian McShane (Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, Deadwood).

Director of photography is Dan Laustsen, DFF (Crimson Peak, Silent Hill). Production designer is Kevin Kavanaugh (The Dark Knight Rises, Night Crawler). Editor is Evan Schiff. Costume designer is Luca Mosca (John Wick, Premium Rush). Music is composed by Tyler Bates (Guardians of the Galaxy, John Wick) and Joel J. Richard. Music supervisor is John Houlihan. Visual Effects Supervisor is Paul Linden (Black Mass, Preacher). Casting is by Suzanne Smith Crowley and Jessica Kelly. Producers are Basil Iwanyk, p.g.a. and Erica Lee, p.g.a. Executive producers are Jeff Waxman, Robert Bernacchi, David Leitch, Kevin Frakes, and Vishal Rungta.

Summit Entertainment presents a Thunder Road Pictures production, in association with 87eleven Productions.

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John Wick: Chapter 2, Cert 16, is in Irish cinemas now

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