I feel they earned it, the first one was already very silly with the setup of that world's mythos - a secret underground world of contract killers and all the associated stuff like the coins, the hotel etc (which is all brilliant worldbuilding btw). John Wick is fairly firmly established as more than just a man in the first one, the stories about him are larger than life. I'm not saying he's superhuman but he is "a man of focus, commitment, sheer will..." I get what you mean with your criticism though, they threw any semblance of restraint out the window (violently, with a judo throw) and just went with it, going all out bonkers. I was wtf'ing several times in the cinema but grinning like an idiot at the commitment to the tone they were going for. The purity of the action experience from the first one got supercharged, it's totally to be expected it would throw some viewers and not be their cup of tea.
I'll wait for them appearing in Poundland
Agree.Reeves is frankly the worst actor Hollywood has ever produced.Wooden doesn't come into it.
Really liked the first, but the second by ramping up the body count to ridiculous levels was a let down. Turned him into a super human. Yes believability is always stretched in action movies but you have to get the balance right. The second IMHO got it wrong.
I bet Bourne isn't as good with a pencil.