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John Wick: Chapter 4 (2023)

John Wick: Chapter 4 (2023)




Keanu Reeves

Donnie Yen

Bill Skarsgård

Laurence Fishburne


Directed by Chad Stahelski


As a fan of the franchise, it was nice to see something that looked like the end. It is not like I will not line up to see a part 5, but the whole battle with the high table seemed to have needed an end, and this was ok for me.

The movie is too long, I think a slimmer down version would have made this movie perfect. Yes, there is nothing cooler than seeing Keanu Reeves in a suit dishing out the badass moves and gun shooting skills to the bad guys. But the movie did not just have this, it had it stretched out a lot. Whenever these scenes come up, get ready for a very elongated shoot and fight sequence.

That aside, there is much to love about this movie, the introduction of new characters, the complexity of old ones and the loyalty of friends who are tasked to either defend a friend or save a family.

John Wick 4, has our lead going all out to wanting to stop the table, then realizing that there is a better way to get what you want than just shooting and killing for the rest of your life.

John is no longer running from the table, but has decided to go after the table. He starts by killing one of the high table member and that brought the wrath of the table on John, and they started this by sending a message to the rest of John’s friend. They rendered Winston (manager of the New York continental) homeless by destroying his hotel.

Then they went after another continental in Osaka, which belonged to another of John’s friends. They also got the aid of Caine (Donnie Yen) a blind assassin who is also one of John’s friend, they had something on him and used that to set him loose on John.

Winston found John and was able to talk sense into him to stop all this, which does not seem to have any end, but they can use the rules of the table against them.

The movie is fun and ends in a way that we can breathe a little before we see John pick up the gun and go killing again.

I do not know what the plans are for the franchise in the future. There are many talks about spin-offs. Some regarding female assassins, but for me, I think I will very much appreciate a break from this world because if it is not John picking up the gun on another new adventure, I may not be fully engaged to see another badass. I wonder what they will come up with for this new killer to be mad about.


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