When one thinks of the ultra-stylized action in John Wick: Chapter 2, the first name that comes to mind might not be Buster Keaton. But, according to Mr Nerdista, Keanu Reeves' performance in the film, directed by former stuntman Chad Stahelski, can be viewed as a sort of canted homage to the deadpan derring-do of legendary silent performers like Keaton, Charlie Chaplin, and Harold Lloyd.
From the first frames of the film, in fact, Keaton literally makes an appearance. Before any of the action has started, we see his image projected, a visual non-sequitur that happens so fast you'll probably miss it, a quick moment from Keaton's 1926 classic The General projected on the side of a building. But what is it doing there?
Source: Mr Nerdista