"John Wick: Chapter 2" is a sequel. The original featured amazing trailers that the actual movie failed to live up to. It wasn't bad, and we both remembered it as being better than it my contemporary review. Memory is like that. The current movie is very much more of the same; the movie isn't bad, but it doesn't live up to the trailers. Also, the original movie was a fairly straightforward revenge plot laid on top of a strange and fascinating mythology. The current movie is driven by the mythology, and it really doesn't have the structural integrity to withstand the burden. This isn't a bad movie, but it suffers badly from inflated expectations.