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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 in John Wick Chapter 2 were invented by silent movies, and that the film itself references various silent movies throughout. “We want to let you know we’re ...


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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-identifying, and everyone in the world accepts gold. We thought, ‘what’s an international currency? Gold coins? Done.’ Then we thought 'let’s put a special stamp on ...


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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, John doesn't have any bounty on him, why would anyone risk their lives to kill a person like THE JOHN WICK? He does have a bounty on him, a HUGE one. ...


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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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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. Makes all the difference. Winston: Jonathan... D'Antonio: Have you seen the menu here? Lot of options. Winston: Jonathan, listen to me... D'Antonio: A ...


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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 park where everyone's phones are getting texts, and they are all looking at John, is to show that everyone is against him now and they are all just waiting for ...


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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 known himself that he hadn't. That was not explicitly stated in the movie, but I believe his strict sense of ethics (principles? morals?) were very plainly shown....


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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 of the gun, near the receiver, so that he can quickly load a single shot directly into the gun. (Which is exactly what he does in the gif in that reddit post, if ...


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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. SANTINO: "If not for what I did on the night of your impossible task, you wouldn't be here." ... SANTINO: "You came to me, I helped you." It's ...


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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. John Wick needed to be the one to end Gianna D'Antonio's life, otherwise the debt was not paid. Yes, that's a technicality, Gianna was dying after having slashed ...


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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" medallion. D'Antonio presents the medallion to demand services from John, but John refuses, claiming that he is "retired". In retaliation, D'Antonio destroys John's house ...


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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 after John Wick. Indeed, he comments as much in the movie and so Wick's only alternative was to kill him right there and take the consequences. Dantonio: ...


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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 "doing business" but let's assume we can translate that to just killing so, effectively, you are correct. So why did Winston, the keeper of the rules, ...


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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 as... "Be Seeing You". It seems more likely that this is to be interpreted as a threat rather than gratitude. It's more like "This isn't over!" than "...


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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 you lose" scenario. John Wick was defending himself, in both instances, against people who were contracted to kill him or were attempting to collect a bounty. ...


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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. John Wick's directors Chad Stahelski and Dave Leitch discussed interactions between the police and the assassins during an interview with Screen Junkies. (...


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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 (and his choice of Buster Keaton) in this interview to Slash Film, saying: We’re big fans of silent movies, or silent storytelling, or visual storytelling as ...


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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 in the catacombs. It is fitted with a fixed stock and customized by TTI. When he shoots it for the first time, he fires 11 rounds before reloading; this would ...


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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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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 help to arrive, or other gangsters that want John Wick dead. Doing what he did was the fastest way for him to do the contract himself, be sure she's dead and ...


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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 bounty)... but defending yourself is entirely different. In the second film, the rule changes to no blood on Continental grounds. I think this requires ...


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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 definitely out. Now that his wife was gone and his house destroyed, even the sanctuary that he had created inside that world was removed, and he was intentionally ...


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There was no kill order associated with the Excommunicado. The kill order is from the High Table, while the Excommunicado is from the Continental. They do business together, but they are separate entities. But Winston is not out to kill Wick. People seem to miss that point because Winston had Ms. Perkins killed. He didn't like her. He likes John so ...


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John Wick is catholic. She asks John if he worries about damnation prior to her death, which his response is yes. Suicide is a mortal sin in the Catholic Church. Had John allowed Gianna to take her life her soul would be definitely damned. John Wick shoots her before she bleeds out to spare her her soul. It has nothing to do with fulfillment of his bond. It ...


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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,"Be seeing you". One explanation (which would tie in with themes around redemption in both movies) would be that this means "Be seeing you (in Hell)". A ...


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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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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 excomunicado effective 6 pm which should have been 5 pm according to the ending in Part 2 and there is this video about some errors in John Wick, the error ...


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Bounty was offered by Santino and lifted after he finishes the job. Winston had to make a decision to excommunicado Wick because he broke the rules by killing Santino inside the Continental grounds. So until bounty offer has been active, everybody tries to win it. That's why everyone was trying to kill Wick. After it was retracted, I think assassins went ...


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I'm surprised that my take has not been said yet. I thought it was a mercy. After hearing the truth of the matter, John felt some measure of pity for her, but she had already ensured her death through a painful and slow suicide. He didn't want her to die in pain.


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