Yeah, the danger is them being done badly, and I just sort of got that impression from the trailer. They're tropes that tend to be done bad oftenly and be done really badly when it happens. But necktattoos are always done baaadly. Never seen that one actually. And the Moon is made of Cheese damit! I liked it but I liked the first film more. Felt as if it had more stake-wise. Wick's vendetta with the family was just handled in a better and more engaging manner. Felt more personal for him and all that. I didn't really find the motivations or character-stuff very engaging. Wick and Santino, Wick and Gianna, Wick and Laurence Fishburn. All the "talk" in that film just didn't feel very evocative for me. It's just a bunch of characters sitting down and talking in serious tones. I never really felt the personal angle that was achieved in the first film. Like, Gianna asking Wick if he "fears Damnation" didn't really trigger any emotional response with me towards Wick, it just felt like a line thrown out there to serve the plot. As you said, all those conversations just feels like the movie reminding the audience why Wick is doing this as opposed to using it to achieve any development or pathos. So yeah, I never really got onboard with the "stakes" of the movie in the first place. It was only really watchable for the action set-pieces. The reveal-and-effect and all that. That ending shoot-out in the modern arts museum is precisely the sort of artsy-fartsy mood-setting that makes my lips curve into a grin. There was a hint of humor to the whole world-building. An assassin for every proffession, and all that. But it didn't really elevate the film for me. I think Headshot would have been an more accurate title than John Wick 2.