John Wick Chapter 4 – Movie Review
Director: Chad Stahelski
Writer: Shay Hatten, Michael Finch (Screenplay)
Writer: Derek Kolstad (Characters)
- Keanu Reeves (The Matrix)
- Donnie Yen (IP Man)
- Bill Skarsgård (Barbarian)
- Laurence Fishburne (Boyz n the Hood)
- Hiroyuki Sanada (Bullet Train)
Plot: John Wick uncovers a path to defeating The High Table. But before he can earn his freedom, Wick must face off against a new enemy with powerful alliances across the globe and forces that turn old friends into foes.
Runtime: 2 Hours 49 Minutes
There may be spoilers in the rest of the review
Story: John Wick Chapter 4 starts as John (Reeves) needs to regroup after the events at the Continental. Bowery King (Fishburne) has helped him recover as he looks to finally escape The High Table. Meanwhile, Marquis (Skarsgård) has been given free roam to destroy anyone helping Mr Wick.
John turns to the few friends he can trust as another endless number of enemies hunting him down. This includes one of his best friends Caine (Yen) who is forced to help to clear his own debt. Can John beat the odds once again to make it out of The High Table’s control and live a quiet life?
Verdict on John Wick Chapter 4
John Wick Chapter 4 continues the battles of Mr Wick against the High Table. This time he finds himself up against a man who has control over everything in order to stop him. John must turn to the people he trusts the most to escape this world before it is too late.
When it comes to world-building, we continue to see how this creation continues to grow. The endless number of assassins around most major cities is getting a little bit over the top, but we are committed now. This does a great job of showing loyalty in the world and how it can be tested.
The new characters Caine, Tracker and Marquis are all excellent to follow. They show us the grey area in the world and how desperate people can be to escape it. The new cast members Donnie Yen, Bill Skarsgård and Shamier Anderson step into the world effortlessly. On the other hand, the returning cast members are always brilliant.
When it comes to the action sequences, we can only praise the stunt team for their amazing efforts. The sequence at the Arc de Triomphe is breath-taking action, and it continues for what felt like a near 45 minutes long sequence. It felt never-ending and never got boring, it is unbelievable to watch.
Final Thoughts – John Wick Chapter 4 is an unbelievably action-packed movie.