John Wick: Point Blank Cut is essentially a much tighter edit of an already very tightly paced film. This edit moves at a phenomenal pace and I absolutely adored how the editor incorporated black-and-white. It looks beyond gorgeous here and it also gives it a much grittier feel that beautifully complements the brutal and intense but still wildly fun action sequences. For anyone who's already a big fan of the original version of John Wick, I have a good feeling you'll be a big fan of this take on it too.
Top notch. This film looks gorgeous in black and white. I would need Throw to explain to me color spaces and crushed blacks but I just know it looked crisp and awesome. :) Narratively, there's some smart tightening of an already pretty tight movie. It all plays. The Russian mob boss's number 2 not knowing Russian was always annoying to me, so that's fixed. We get enough of the character to make the action resonate, which I think was the intent here. There's not really any more character work in the theatrical, anyway. Technically great and very enjoyable edit.
This was an excellent job! Its kind of a no brainier to watch this movie in black and white since the lenses that were used in the filming of this movie render great BOKEH and aberrations that look excellent in the black and white format.
There is one problem with this edit though. I think the cuts at the end where Wick gets his new dog doesn't do any favors for the movie since i think that watching Wick get up from the ground and seeing the damaged SUV parked outside the building really helps with the geography of the scene and in my opinion that should have stayed along with some seconds of out of focus footage from the very last shot that helped jell the two shots together.
That problem aside, this is some really good stuff, and i highly recommend watching it for anyone who loved the originals. They might even end up liking this a little bit more.