Never bring a knife to a gunfight. Unless you're John Wick, in which case you can bring whatever the fuck you want — a pencil, a katana, a stolen horse, a set of antique knives, a crotch rocket, or a pair of flak-jacketed war dogs.
Either way, the result's going to be the same: John Wick is the only one walking away from that fight.
As the new trailer for John Wick Chapter 3: Parabellum makes abundantly clear, the titular hitman is as heavily armed and deadly as ever.
The third installment in the hyper-stylized action series takes is directed by Chad Stahelski and written by Derek Kolstad, and picks up right where John Wick: Chapter 2 left off. Keanu Reeves again stars as the formerly retired, now rampaging gunslinger. Excommunicated from the secret world of super assassins, and with a multi-million dollar bounty on his head, John Wick is forced to flee, or fight.
You can guess which one he chooses.
No longer able to re-up and rearm at the Continental, a network of safe harbors masquerading as high-priced hotels for hired guns, Wick turns to the few remaining friends he has: fellow assassin, Sofia (Halle Berry), who greets John by shooting him in the chest (I guess that's just how assassins say "hey, you should really call more often") and setting one of her kitted-out war dogs loose on some poor villain's nuts.
Halle Berry as Sofia in John Wick Chapter 3: Parabellum(Lionsgate)
It also looks like Winston (Ian McShane), the owner of one of the Continental hotels and a bit of a surrogate father to Wick, is back on his side. In the trailer, we hear Winston ask "what do you need," to which Neo replies: "Guns, lots of guns."
Oh wait, sorry, did I say Neo? Honest mistake: there's just something familiar about that line...
Aside from a thinly veiled head nod to The Matrix, the newest Wick flick has all the fare you've come to expect: Frenetic gunfights, bloody hand-to-hand combat, and some outrageous, but beautifully choreographed combat sequences, like when Wick takes on a cadre of sword-swinging bad guys on motorcycles, or when he goes charging down a busy city street on horseback and shoots another goon right in the face.
John Wick Chapter 3: Parabellum hits theaters May 17, and when it does, you can bet your ass that the Boogeyman is prepared for the war ahead.
Several members of the Marine Corps' famous Silent Drill Platoon were kicked out of the service or punished by their command after someone reported witnessing them using a training rifle to strike someone.
Three Marines have been discharged in the last 60 days and two others lost a rank after the Naval Criminal Investigative Service began looking into hazing allegations inside the revered unit that performs at public events around the world.
(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Brian M. Wilbur.)
Defense officials will brief President Donald Trump's national security team on a plan that involves sending 5,000 more troops to the Middle East to deter Iran, Task & Purpose has learned.
So far, no decisions have been made about whether to send the reinforcements to the region, unnamed U.S. officials told CNN's Barbara Starr.
"The military capabilities being discussed include sending additional ballistic missile defense systems, Tomahawk cruise missiles on submarines, and surface ships with land attack capabilities for striking at a long range," CNN reports. "Specific weapons systems and units have not been identified."
The thousands of sailors, Coasties and Marines who descend on New York City every year for Fleet Week are an awesome sight to behold on their own, but this year's confab of U.S. service members includes a uniquely powerful homecoming as well.
When an Air Force major called J.J. completed a solo flight in the U-2 in late August 2016 — 60 years after the high-flying aircraft was introduced — he became the 1,000th pilot to do so.
J.J., whose name was withheld by the U.S. Air Force for security reasons, earned his solo patch a few days after pilots No. 998 and No. 999. Those three pilots are in distinguished company, two fellow pilots said this month.
"We have a pretty small, elite team of folks. We're between about 60 and 70 active-duty pilots at any given time," Maj. Matt "Top" Nauman said during an Air Force event at the Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum in New York City.
"We're about 1,050 [pilots] right now. So to put that in context, there are more people with Super Bowl rings than there are people with U-2 patches," Nauman added. "It's a pretty small group of people that we've hired over the last 60 to 65 years."