John Wick: Chapter 4 is almost three hours long, but it doesn’t feel like that because it’s one of the most action-packed and lethal flicks in this franchise. In this latest, possibly the last, John Wick film, all the events and conflicts from the previous films come together. There are simply no limits to the violence in John Wick: Chapter 4. It left me breathless and dazzled.
Keanu Reeves continues as John Wick in John Wick: Chapter 4, but this time he’s on his biggest mission yet—taking on the High Table, the world’s most powerful crime organization. All that Wick has worked for has come to this point. The way for Wick to earn his freedom is to win the battle against the High Table. Wick still works for Winston (played by Ian McShane), and he’s come a long way towards meeting Winston’s expectations, and the expectations of Bowery King (played by Laurence Fishburne). But before Wick makes his way to the High Table, there are some harsh situations and enemies he must get by, including no less than an entire army. With another crime boss, Marquis (played by Bill Skarsgard), and a deadly assassin, Caine (played by Donnie Yen), who happens to be blind, coming into the fray, John Wick: Chapter 4 sizzles with deceit, twists, and the most danger yet for Wick.
From the previous films in this franchise, I had a feeling this would be the longest ride of destruction yet in a John Wick movie. And besides the destruction, the ride was also invigorated by its dialogue. When Wick is told, “Kill as many as you can,” the clock starts for massive damage to begin. I was astounded by the film’s vast array of destruction. It was like attending a prize fight because the punches were loud, and it seemed like you’d be able to hear them from miles away.
Reeves is a man of a few words, in real life and in most of his movie roles, and his quietness helps him role with the punches in John Wick: Chapter 4. In one scene the phrase, “a genuine conundrum,” is used, and Wick indeed finds himself in all kinds of conundrums in this film. Most of the time Wick succeeds in finding his way out of the situation, and he usually does the most damage. The unstoppable force of John Wick will make the audience feel his wrath in Wick in John Wick: Chapter 4.
The fighting, the adventures, the twists—every moment creates an important foundation in John Wick: Chapter 4. There is no stopping Wick from reaching the top to regain his freedom—or is there? Can Wick make it out alive? John Wick: Chapter 4 will keep its viewers wondering what’s to come.
This is definitely one of the best films in the franchise. John Wick: Chapter 4 brings the stressors of the previous films to a gun blazing pinnacle. A wild ride of Keanu Reeves action and unparalleled craziness. An unforgettable experience. Four stars for John Wick: Chapter 4.
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I thought it was too long, repetitive, cheesy soundtrack and copying from better movies, Lawrence of Arabia for the opening, The Matri, The Good, The Bad and the Ugly, and many Japanese samurai movies. It’s unrealistic, good cast, nice locations, all of which I have been too. I have climbed those steps. Impossible to get to top in 2 to 3 minutes after falling down several times, it’s 300 steps. But that is movie magic. 2.5 stars.