We make no bones about our unending love for 'John Wick' and 'John Wick: Chapter 2', so to say our hopes for 'John Wick 3: Chapter 3 - Parabellum' are high are an understatement.
So often in this world, you can be disappointed in things not delivering how they should. Turning 30, the first time you try a spicebag, the Mueller Report, whatever - the point is that so often, things are built up only to have them not deliver on what you'd hoped.
Not here, though. Early reactions to 'John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum' pitch it as quite possibly the best in the series, expanding on everything 'John Wick' and 'John Wick: Chapter 2' has done. There's no word yet on when the embargo lifts, however expect this one to have a perfect score on Rotten Tomatoes.
And as an added bonus, there's a very special episode of The Delve coming soon where we talked exclusively to none other than John Wick himself, Keanu Reeves.
In the meantime, here's some of the social media reactions we've picked up so far.
Steven Weintraub - Collider
#JohnWick3 is AWESOME. Some of the action set pieces are so insane you’ll wonder how director Chad Stahelski and his team filmed them. Saying that, the @Halleberry/#KeanuReeves set piece featuring her dogs might be my favorite. Wait till you see this one. Esp if you like dogs... pic.twitter.com/ym2Tn012xw
— Steven Weintraub (@colliderfrosty) May 3, 2019
Erik Davis - Fandango
More reactions! Finally allowed to say that #JohnWick3 is hands down the best of the three movies. Ridiculously inventive fight scenes, lots more world building & great villains. There is a knife fight in this movie that is aces. Also, Halle Berry’s character needs her own series pic.twitter.com/Tp3xWrK82d
— Erik Davis (@ErikDavis) May 3, 2019
Hoai-Tran Bui - /Film
Onto my proper #JohnWick3 reaction: Pure visceral cinema. After the dramatic world expansion of CHAPTER 2, CHAPTER 3 returns to a leaner, exhilarating story chock full of breathless, bone-crunching action and even a few laughs. I was sweating 30 minutes in. This movie RULES.
— Hoai-Tran Bui (@htranbui) May 3, 2019
Terri Schwartz - IGN
— Terri Schwartz (@Terri_Schwartz) May 3, 2019
Scott Mendelson - Forbes
Oh, and #JohnWick3 is another gorgeous and inventive action extravaganza. I think JW2 is a "better" movie, but this one is completely entertaining and a living video game. #KeanuReeves is once again a force of nature. He actually looks his age, which adds to the pathos. pic.twitter.com/qAojlFhV5n
— Scott Mendelson (@ScottMendelson) May 3, 2019
Ethan Alter - Yahoo! Movies
There's a bit in #JohnWick 3 where Keanu and a bunch of bad dudes are just chucking knives at each other for about five minutes straight and it's pretty much the greatest thing ever.
— Ethan Alter (@ethanalter) May 3, 2019