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and now I have to wait until 2022 for installments 4 & 5.

I know there have been several threads in the past about the movie(s) but I just wondered if anyone else had noticed the hat tip to The Matrix in JW3? Winston asks JW what he needs in the finale and he replies 'Guns, lots of guns'.
 
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I don't know anyone who didn't catch it. I saw it opening weekend in a crowded theater and the entire theater kind of tittered at the line.
 
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Love all these movies. And hopefully you all caught the hat tip to Tuco's scene from The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly in John Wick 3 . Cool




 
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Wick 3 - another nod to the Matrix films is the inclusion of both Keanu Reeves and Laurence Fishburne. Fishburne is the Bowery King, lives in an alternative world, then you have scene where Fishburne has to chose between a red and blue container from his locker, like the red and blue pills in The Matrix.

Wick 2 - all the baddies in the club wore red shirts and they all died without any speaking parts, ala Star Trek where if you wear red, you are dead....



 
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I like the JW movies. Kind of a guilty pleasure.
 
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HRK, the Bowery King was in John Wick 2, also.



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Good gratuitous violence. A completely entertaining series of movies IMO.
 
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HRK, the Bowery King was in John Wick 2, also.


Thanks for mentioning him - All I can think of now is "Seven Million Dollars is a lot of money Mr. Wick" and "Somebody please get this man a gun !! " Big Grin
 
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I need to binge them, without commercials.


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I always have a glass of Blanton’s when I watch these movies. That classy bourbon is featured in JW1 and 2.
 
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HRK, the Bowery King was in John Wick 2, also.


Thanks for mentioning him - All I can think of now is "Seven Million Dollars is a lot of money Mr. Wick" and "Somebody please get this man a gun !! " Big Grin


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Ever notice that John Wick's guns never eject empties? I suppose they're afraid he might slip and fall with casings on the floor and all that fancy footwork.
 
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It would be great if the bad guys became as disabled/dead as smoothly/instantaneously as in the John Wick flicks. Unfortunately that's not the case. Frown



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the Wick movies are awesome. Great fun, true popcorn action. Can't wait for the next two.

And no frickin shakey cam.




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It would be great if the bad guys became as disabled/dead as smoothly/instantaneously as in the John Wick flicks. Unfortunately that's not the case. Frown

That's one of the things I liked about Samuel L. Jackson's Shaft. People didn't die right away.



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Wick 2 - all the baddies in the club wore red shirts and they all died without any speaking parts, ala Star Trek where if you wear red, you are dead....


The Clubs guys When he fights his way out in the First Wick wore red as well. I saw that but didn’t connect the Star Trek reference. Nice catch.
 
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Ever notice that John Wick's guns never eject empties? I suppose they're afraid he might slip and fall with casings on the floor and all that fancy footwork.


Also, most movies and TV shows have moved away from using blanks these days, for safety reasons and cost savings. Even without some freak accident like something being lodged in the barrel and turning into a projectile, the physical muzzle blast from blanks prevents them from being safely used at closed range or in certain other situations.

Many prop guns these days are totally non-firing, often with electric or gas blowback actions, and the muzzle flash is added in digitally during post-production. Safer, and cheaper.
 
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It would be great if the bad guys became as disabled/dead as smoothly/instantaneously as in the John Wick flicks. Unfortunately that's not the case. Frown


Yamamotoyama Ryuta, " Sumo Assassin" required some extra killing in JW II


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Ever notice that John Wick's guns never eject empties? I suppose they're afraid he might slip and fall with casings on the floor and all that fancy footwork.


Also, most movies and TV shows have moved away from using blanks these days, for safety reasons and cost savings. Even without some freak accident like something being lodged in the barrel and turning into a projectile, the physical muzzle blast from blanks prevents them from being safely used at closed range or in certain other situations.

Many prop guns these days are totally non-firing, often with electric or gas blowback actions, and the muzzle flash is added in digitally during post-production. Safer, and cheaper.


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But on location in New York City, Stahelski and Leitch had to exercise caution when it came to staging shootouts and car chases, and not just for safety. Their filming permit didn’t allow for blank ammunition, so computer-generated muzzle flashes were often used. The permit also prohibited cars from speeding even when streets were blocked off.



 
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