Is he back? Yeah, I think he’s back. Well, kinda. While John Wick didn’t exactly save the entire action genre from stagnation in one big swoop, it did deliver a fairly solid action movie with very good fight sequences. The only thing bogging the movie down is the last third of the movie, when it just becomes a mess. The movie basically felt like it was over after John gets his revenge, only for the movie insist on going on for an additional twenty minutes to give us a completely unnecessary final boss fight that feels pretty empty, even if they do justify it with an entirely logical reason.
There was a surprising amount of world building here so it makes you wonder if they’re already planning sequels. I certainly would be up for more, even a prequel to see what John’s impossible suicide mission was like.