Biggest Unanswered Questions In John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum

Biggest Unanswered Questions In John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum


There’s an old expression: curiosity killed
the cat. It’s a quick way of saying that if you ask
too many questions, you may not like the answers — or troubles — you get as a result. This particular adage would certainly serve
viewers of the John Wick series well: ask too many questions, and your head might start
to hurt. Here are some (but not all) of the biggest
unanswered questions that we came up with by the end of John Wick: Chapter 3: Parabellum. And if you haven’t seen the movie yet, plug
some bullets into your ears — major spoilers ahead. Each installment of the John Wick saga seems
to introduce more important characters from John’s past, featuring some pretty big time
Hollywood actors playing the parts. While these new faces fill in some blanks,
they certainly raise plenty of questions of their own. Sofia, played by Halle Berry, probably has
some of the most memorable and exciting scenes with Wick. The two team up (along with her very good
dogs) to get John on the road to meeting the Elder of the High Table, and kill a bunch
of jerks together in the process. When all is said and done, Sofia’s debt to
John is paid — and she seems to think that he actually owes her another favor now. But while just about everyone else who comes
into contact with Wick throughout his period of being excommunicado gets punished by the
Adjudicator or Zero and his ninja goons, we never see the consequences of Sofia’s decision
to help John. Will the High Table exact vengeance on Sofia
in the next film? Will she be forced out of her own hotel management
position as well? Will her mysterious hidden daughter come into
play as a result? The biggest source of conflict within John
Wick: Chapter 3 was the friction between the characters and the rules dictating their secret
society. It all starts in John Wick: Chapter 2, when
John breaks the rules inside the Continental by killing Santino D’Antonio, the crime lord
who’d tricked John into killing his sister Gianna D’Antonio — all so Santino could
ascend to her seat on the High Table. Everyone who helps John afterward is likewise
punished for breaking yet more rules. Meanwhile, John travels across the world to
meet with the Elder, who apparently runs the High Table, and who tasks him with killing
Winston, the Continental Manager, to make things right. But let’s be real: how do you get to run the
High Table? And just how do all these crazy rules get
decided? For a group of lawless murderers, they sure
do seem to be sticklers for regulations. Moreover, how does someone get a job with
the High Table? The Adjudicator sure seemed pretty young to
have such a powerful position. Were representatives from the High Table showing
up at colleges, offering exciting jobs in rule enforcement among secret assassin societies? And how come John never managed to climb the
corporate ladder and get his own seat considering how he’s literally the greatest assassin who
ever lived? You’d think they’d give him a seat just to
give the other million or so assassins a chance to make a buck. The end of John Wick Chapter 2 features a
pretty cool moment. In a park in New York City, Winston declares
John excommunicado and the price on his head goes worldwide. After that, tons of phones start ringing all
around John and his dog, seeming to indicate that in addition to all of the assassins John
faced already in the movie, all these people are likewise hired guns. John Wick Chapter 3 continues with this thread,
as would-be badasses all over the world spot John out in the wild and try to snuff him
out. But as the film continues, hardly a moment
goes by where John isn’t beset by highly trained killers just, like, hanging around, waiting
for him to stroll by. It raises a pretty big question: just how
many people in this universe earn a living wage as an assassin? Are all of these people just trading the same
pile of money back and forth as each one of them kills some other assassin for one reason
or another? Shouldn’t they have run out of assassins by
now? And do literally all of them have side jobs
as subway violinists, dog walkers, or cab drivers? New York is expensive — you gotta hussle
if you want to make your rent. Chances are good most landlords won’t take
fancy gold coins in lieu of a check. In June 2017, news hit the web that the filmmakers
behind the John Wick franchise had plans to develop a TV show set in the same universe
called The Continental. The show will reportedly be set in the New
York-based hotel of the same name, though it will supposedly feature a new cast of characters
that will only somewhat intersect with the characters we’ve met in the movie franchise. Knowing all this helps make sense of the turn
of events towards the end of the film, when the Adjudicator agrees to allow Winston to
retain control of the Continental, and to restore its status as neutral ground for the
world’s assassins. You can’t have a show about the assassin hotel
if the hotel goes out of business, right? And yet, Ian McShane, the actor who plays
Winston, has reportedly said that he has no plans to appear in the show. So will the show recast the part to keep the
character around? Or will he conveniently be on vacation out
in the country somewhere throughout the show’s run? Maybe he’ll just throw out his back, and won’t
ever leave the couch in the Continental’s back room, where no one can see him. Yeah, that’s probably what they’ll do. Now, here’s the biggest question of all. After agreeing to let Winston keep control
over his hotel, the Adjudicator declares that John Wick remains a big problem: he’s still
excommunicado for breaking the Continental’s rules in the previous movie, and he hasn’t
fulfilled his mission to kill Winston per his deal with the Elder. In response, Winston grabs a gun and shoots
John repeatedly — pointedly aiming for his bullet-proof suit, rather than his head — and
Wick falls off the roof of the hotel, bouncing off of a couple fire escapes before he thuds
onto the ground like Wile E. Coyote. And just like Wile E. Coyote, Wick is still
breathing after his monumental fall. By the end of the film, he and the Bowery
King vowed to take revenge on the High Table in the next film, John Wick Chapter 4: Who
Let the Dogs Out. But when Winston learns that Wick is possibly
still alive, he doesn’t seem all that surprised. And yet, by any reasonable measure of logic
and physics, even in a world as cartoonishly violent as the one John Wick inhabits, Wick
for sure should have been a smear on the pavement. Does Winston know something we don’t about
John Wick’s skeleton and organs? Is he secretly a cyborg? Or is this really all just taking place in
the Matrix, and now Neo and Morpheus are going to team up to take it to the machines one
last time? Because this is for sure all happening in
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15 thoughts on “Biggest Unanswered Questions In John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum

  1. When you have a chance to kill John Wick, you take it immediately because once he adapts that's it for you. Besides, in John Wick 4 he's probably going to use an eraser to kill people.

  2. For God sake they are not lawless murderers! They are all assassins and hitmen with codes and ethics. They dont murder they kill. There is a difference.

  3. So we're gonna ignore the fact that Holly Berry's dog was shot but miraculously got up and attacked like nothing had happened?

  4. With this movie series there are more questions then answers on a lot of it. But that's a good thing as long as some questions are answered, the plot is able to move along and the story progresses I'm fine with a few head scratchers and mysteries here and there. Makes things interesting and doesn't over saturate the plot with details. Some details need to be made and brought up sure but lightly touched upon through out.

  5. U ever notice that John leaves his bigger opponents alive… Remember? Cassian, Abram, Ares, The 2 Ninjas in JW3, or even the Bowery? They might help Jardani in John Wick 4

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