Not to toot my own horn, but I’m pretty darn proud of the #MovieMeme feature I added to the RunPee app in the previous update. It’s a work in progress that I would consider inbeta for now, but you can still do an awful lot with it and have great fun sharing your work.
To access this feature in the RunPee app, just select any movie, which will take you to the Movie Info Screen. At the top of the screen you’ll see the movie poster. Just tap on that, and you can draw on the poster and/or add a text or meme to it.
The usability is still a little rough around the edges, but that will get ironed out in time. If you have any suggestions I’d love to hear your feedback. Just email me: email@example.com.
It’s also fun to just use your finger, or a stylus, to draw on the poster.
John Wick: Parabellum unseated Avengers: Endgame as the number one box office draw this weekend. LionsGate studios rewarded fans with this text message: “You have served. You will be of service. John Wick: Chapter 4 is coming — May 21, 2021.”
I’ve gotta say, I disagree with RunPee Dan’s John Wick 3 review on Parabellum. Some of what he says holds true with the choreography and perhaps the length of the film. But I didn’t get bored with the action.
Very light, vague John Wick Parabellum spoilers lie ahead…
The end of the second Wick movie set the tone for this one, and I feel we got what was teased. EVERYONE is after this man and his bounty.
The action is intense and has plenty of humor mixed in. Especially from Sofia’s attack dogs.
Christopher Estrada is an aspiring writer and photographer, born and raised in the Inland Empire of Southern California. He enjoys many genres of film entertainment, the majority being; Action, SciFi, Comics and Novel adaptations, and the occasional comedy. Follow Chris on Instagram @CR3_Chris.
Remember the 1990s movie The Crow, staring Brandon Lee who was tragically shot on set during filming? In order to finish the movie, a young Chad Stahelski went from stunt double to actor double. Now here he is, decades later, as one of the brightest new directors in Hollywood.
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I loved the movie John Wick; it was violent without being gory.
What I liked most about the movie was the choreography of the action scenes. I’ve seen my share of action movies and I must say that the action in John Wick is top notch.
That shouldn’t come as a surprise, because the directors are David Leitch and Chad Stahelski. These two have been the stunt/action coordinators on practically every action movie in the past decade: V for Vendetta, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, 300, Live Free or Die Hard, Fight Club, Troy…and lets not forget to mention The Matrix Trilogy.
Since this is their first time working as directors, you’re probably thinking, “Sure, they can put together a great fight scene, but how are they at all the other parts of the movie?” That’s what’s most surprising. The acting was good; a little flat at times, but certainly good enough for an action film.
Besides, we’re talking about a movie with Keanu Reeves as the lead. We should expect a flat performance, right? Except no! The biggest surprise in the movie is that Keanu can really act. Sure, for the majority of the movie he’s the Keanu we expect, but there’s one scene in John Wick where he finally cuts loose. It was like he saved up every ounce of emotion from every movie he’s ever been in and let it loose all at once.
And believe me, you’ll know the scene when you see it.
So we have great action, and good acting, but what about the story, you ask? Rest easy — the story is simple and keeps the movie going between action scenes. They didn’t try to get cute and create something complex or mysterious. The story feels real as it unfolds, and delivers an appropriate amount of humor without forcing it.
I’m trying to think of something to be critical of, but drawing a blank. The only thing I can come up with is that John Wick is just a very good movie, but not super awesome. I don’t know about you, but I’ll take “just very good” any day of the week.