TV & FILM
brian-mcgee - March 22, 2019
Keanu Reeves' career is more or less as invincible as the character he plays in the John Wick films, with the actor weathering several bumpy patches only to be reborn in a new and better franchise. The one thing it's safe to say about his career, however, is that he's never had a decent trilogy. Bill & Ted are allegedly completing their trilogy next year (I'll believe it when I see it) and The Matrix sequels were punishment for anyone who enjoyed the action more than the philosophy in The Matrix.
Fingers crossed that John Wick Chapter 3: Parabellum sticks the landing because the first two entries in this series have been among the best action movies of the decade. So long as this one doesn't completely shit the bed, I think this will end up being Keanu's definitive trilogy—unless you count, as I do, Dracula, Much Ado About Nothing, and Little Buddha as his "In Over My Head" trilogy. In all seriousness, though, Keanu is by all accounts one of the most genuinely nice and likable people in Hollywood, so I couldn't be happier that his career is unkillable.
My only gripe is that they're releasing this in May, which seems like a bad time to release a John Wick movie. The first one was an October release, the second came out in February, which both feel like good months for this sort of thing. I worry that this will get lost in the summer movie shuffle where unless your film is really exceptional, it's forgotten about in a week's time.
John Wick Chapter 3: Parabellum brings things to a close for Keanu's greatest creation on May 17.