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Why was there a clip of silent movie at the start of John Wick Chapter 2?

In this article on Silent London, director Chad Stahelski says that by including the clip of the silent movie at the start of the film, he is letting the audience know that many of the techniques used ...
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What's the value of the John Wick gold coins?

You are overthinking this. The director explains... Our whole reason for the coin, for instance, comes from the cold war. Spies back in the day used gold coins. You could melt it, it was non-...
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Is there an explanation for John Wick's behavior at the end of "John Wick: Chapter 2"?

Because D'Antonio strongly implied that he would simply never leave continental grounds, so that John would never get the opportunity to kill him without violating the rules. D'Antonio: Duck fat. ...
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What happens if someone becomes Excommunicado?

Excommunicado basically means that Wick becomes persona non grata and loses all access and privileges to underworld resources. What I did not understand is, why John is running for his life? Clearly,...
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How many people has John Wick killed?

He killed a total of 204 people. 76 in the first movie. 128 in the second. Here are the videos: John Wick - John Wick: Chapter 2 -
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Why is everybody there in the park at the end of John Wick chapter 2?

Just watched this last night. From what I could see, the kill order associated with "Excommunicado" went out right then, but there was an hour timer on it before it became active. The scene in the ...
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Why did John Wick make this decision?

If he had not shot her before she bled out, then he would not have fulfilled his debt. Even if he could have convinced the person he owed the debt to that he had slashed her wrists, he would have ...
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John Wick 2 shotgun jam in catacombs

According to this Reddit post, the red thing you see there is indeed an extra round for the shotgun, however, it is not the one that jammed the gun. That shell is deliberately clipped onto the side ...
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Is there an explanation for John Wick's behavior at the end of "John Wick: Chapter 2"?

It's quite clear that Dantonio was safe (he thought) inside the Continental and could stay there indefinitely if he so wished while at the same time, Dantonio could send wave after wave of assassins ...
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How does Santino connect with the first John Wick movie?

So how did John leave his assassin's life? By giving Santino the marker? Or by doing that final job for Viggo? Both Santino did something to help Wick in completing his last impossible task for Viggo....
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Why did John Wick make this decision?

If you live in Australia and are affected by some of the themes within this post, please seriously contact Lifeline to seek help or find the local equivalent organisation in your area to help you. ...
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What is "the marker"?

Marker is unbreakable oath or contract which must be honoured. From Wikia As a form of contract, D'Antonio swore John to a "Marker", an unbreakable promise symbolized by a "blood oath&...
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Is there an explanation for John Wick's behavior at the end of "John Wick: Chapter 2"?

John said why himself, he's "Finished it." He wanted out of the reality of existing within that assassin's world and by killing a member of the High Table on the Continental's grounds, he was ...
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Does Ares expect her wound not to prove fatal after the 'mirrors' fight?

Should we infer she expects to recover from her wound Yes and signals gratitude? and No It seems clear that Ares fully expected to recover but the sign she makes is actually explained on screen ...
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Why would Charon ask John whether he'd need a dinner reservation?

The question doesn't really make sense. If it's your life or someone else's, you can absolutely defend yourself. To do anything contrary would be ridiculous, because that puts you in an "either way ...
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How strongly are the rules of The Continental enforced?

Excommunicado is clearly a 2nd film invention retconned into the Wick universe so applying it back to the first film doesn't necessarily work, but... No blood on Continental grounds. It's actually &...
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Is law enforcement aware of the Continental?

Yes, the police are most likely aware of the Continental. They simply turn a blind eye as long as no cops or innocent people are killed. Shamelessly copied from my own answer to a similar question. ...
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John Wick 2 shotgun jam in catacombs

Just to confirm Steve-O's answer. The Internet Movie Firearms Database (IMFDB) has a wealth of information on all types of weaponry used in movies. John uses a Benelli M4 Super 90 during the fight ...
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Is there a common outdoor cinema event/phenomena referenced in John Wick 2 and Jessica Jones season?

Kind of. There is a niche practice of projecting films on buildings or rooftops in NY which partly inspired the opening scene of John Wick 2. JW2's director Chad Stahelski described the inspiration (...
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Is self-defense breaking the Continental rules?

Does self-defense count as business? No Business means exactly that... getting paid for killing someone. Perkins is getting paid for trying to kill John Wick (or at least trying to collect the ...
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How many people has John Wick killed?

In John Wick, he kills 77 people In John Wick: Chapter 2, he kills 128 people. and in John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum, he ends up taking out 94 people. So, the total number of kills comes to 299.
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Does Ares expect her wound not to prove fatal after the 'mirrors' fight?

Should we infer she expects to recover from her wound Perhaps not: at the end of part 1, Viggo Tarasov clearly knew that he had been fatally wounded by Wick. The last thing he said before dying was,"...
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What do all the hitmen in John Wick 2 who live like tramps do all day?

What do all the hitmen in John Wick 2 who live like tramps do all day? There is no indication that these people actually live like tramps all the time. We only get snapshots of tiny pieces of time ...
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What do all the hitmen in John Wick 2 who live like tramps do all day?

First, they aren't just tramping about. They are scouts in a massively connected operation. Some have to sit here, some walk around with carts. But they are the eyes and ears of that faction. The ...
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What is the translation of the exchange between John Wick and Ares?

Odd...my copy has their translations on screen in English. An ASL user explains/reviews here as to the quality of the usage which includes the bar scene clip... ASL ...
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Why did John Wick make this decision?

Bleeding to death from your wrists isn't a really successful way to die and takes time. Much time. John Wick would have to sit there a long period and wait until she is really dead. Enough time for ...
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John Wick Chapter 2/3 discrepancy

This part is listed as a continuity goof in IMDb: At the end of John Wick 2 when Winston gives the excomunicado order its 4 pm on his watch and he says John Wick has 1 hour.But in Part 3 he becomes ...
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What is the large painting in the background from the meeting with Santino and how does it relate to the scene?

I assume you mean this one? It's Giovanni Fattori's 'La Battaglia di Custoza' or 'The Battle of Custoza', painted in 1880. It's on view in the Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna, in Rome, Italy.
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In John Wick 2, why did it matter if John was killed before the "excommunicado" took effect?

Yes it mattered. Just in the 3rd film, it's first alluded to by both men in the library: John Wick: Ernest. I still have time- Ernest: It's almost up. Who's gonna know the difference? John Wick: You ...
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