Paul Barclay

John Wick: Chapter 2 cut for UK release

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The follow-up to the Keanu Reeves shoot-em-up John Wick has had 22 seconds cut from it to achieve a 15 age rating for its UK release.

In a short statement, the BBFC stated that after Lionsgate, the distribution company, asked what would need to be cut to gain a 15 rating, they “chose to reduce bloody injury detail in a suicide scene”.

The BBFC also said that: “an uncut 18 classification was available.”

Continuing to follow super-effective hitman John Wick, Chapter 2 will see Wick travel to Rome where he will be forced to fight to the death against some of the world’s deadliest killers.

As shown in the clips released, Chapter 2 looks to continue its focus on being an OTT fun experience. The critical consensus for Part one was strong, with Rotten Tomatoes describing it in such terms as “stylish”, “thrilling” and “a satisfying return to action for Keanu Reeves”.

John Wick: Chapter 2 will be released on February 17.

Featured image credit: twitter @JohnWickMovie

One Response to John Wick: Chapter 2 cut for UK release

  1. Mulligan 4th May 2017 at 4:14 pm

    Saw it last night. I don’t think Keanu is a good actor but I always root for him to do well. He seems like a great person, from what I’ve heard and read. But I thought it was pretty bad, I’m sorry to say. The “shoot guy in chest and then in head” got quite old by the 12th victim. (You’d think the chest shot would have been enough). It just went on and on and had nothing new, stylish or unique to add to the revenge genre. And I am sorry to say that I thought Keanu wasn’t very good, though I saw him trying to be committed to what was going on in each moment. These are just opinions, obviously. I don’t think you are dumb if you liked it.

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