Keanu ….

Cupcake of the week:

Vanilla on Vanilla

I picked this cupcake because it relates to the theme of my movie pick for this week. This is the life that John Wick wants. Plain. Simple. No frills. No drama. Normal. (Does he get this life? Of course not.)

vanillaonvanilla

 

 

Cocktail of the week:

Bourbon.

I figured since he can’t have the life, he might as well drink what he wants. And in the movie, it was a glass of bourbon.

bourbon

 

 

Movie of the week:

John Wick 2

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First Thoughts

 

A little about me. I have loved Keanu Reeves since Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure (I’m telling my age but oh well). He was always way older than me but there was just something about him that I liked. As I got older, and I started to look at his body of film work, I figured out what it was. He follows his own path. He does not follow the Hollywood machine. Rarely does interviews or press. Extremely private. To work in Hollywood and actually be able to stick to that, and actually make money, is rare. I love him for that. And he is easy on the eyes. J

 

 

Premise

After returning to the criminal underworld to repay a debt, John Wick discovers that a large bounty has been put on his life.

 

Verdict

5 out of 5 cupcakes – Go. See. This. Movie.

First, if you have not seen Chapter 1, do it today. Then tomorrow, go see Chapter 2. When I first saw the first John Wick, I ONLY saw it because Keanu was in it. But I was pleasantly surprised at how good it was.

Chapter 2 picks up with John, our modern day cowboy/assassin, still wanting to be out of the criminal world. But of course, he gets sucked back in to repay his debt. So he takes a contract that he does not want to take and chaos and violence ensue. Little does he know while he is killing everyone in his path, that a contract also gets put out on his life. I won’t tell you how his journey ends but I will tell you that there was an excellent set up for Chapter 3. Rapper Common plays an excellent adversary in this sequel and Laurence Fishburne (who starred with Keanu in The Matrix franchise) also plays a hesitant comrade.

A little warning, very graphic violence in this movie. Do not, I repeat, do not take the kids. But definitely don’t let the violence stop you. A must see.

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