This edit is essentially a much tighter edit of an already excellent film, this edit moves at a phenomenal pace and I absolutely enjoyed the black and white as it fits perfectly and also gives it a much grittier feel that complements the intense fun action scenes. For anyone who's already a big fan of the original version of John Wick or a first time viewer, I would definitely recommend this edit.
To sell this edit quick, it´s fantastic.
Unnecessary and silly scenes cut to improve the pacing even more. It´s a joy to watch this and i like it more than the theatrical cut.
What doesn´t work in my opinion, is the scene after the funeral where he takes his ride to the airplane field and than cut to him being home again, due to the difference in clothes he is wearing.
The b&w approach is very interesting, adds some gritty feeling to the movie, although it is not perfect (how could it be, if the movie wasn´t shot in chroma/b&w).
The thing that bothers me, is the grain (added or due to compression?) to the movie, independent if its in color or b&w. It is too strong, would´ve loved an minimalistic approach.
Also there is only the ac3 track, which is a bit disappointing.
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.