It’s been almost four years since viewers saw Keanu Reeves in the role of John Wick’s killer, but when “John Wick: Chapter 4” is released in theaters on March 24, the story will continue exactly where the third part of one of the best action franchises left off. . An assassin is determined to destroy High Table, a criminal organization that has put a huge bounty on his head, and the trailer promises a large number of dead and everything that fans expect from this franchise. The first reviews were very promising: people called the fourth part “epic”, and the praise continues now that the reviews have already been released.
Keanu Reeves was once again joined by Laurence Fishburne, Ian McShane and Lance Reddick, and the cast of “John Wick: Chapter 4” also added some famous characters in the person of Kane (Donnie Yen) and Marquis de Gramont (Bill Skarsgard), who left their mark on history. critics. So let’s get down to business, let’s start with CinemaBlend’s review of the movie “John Wick: Chapter 4”. Eric Eisenberg rates the film 4.5 stars out of 5, saying that it makes a profit for every minute of its nearly three-hour running time and is probably the best of the sequels. He continues:
With each film, the stakes effectively increased, the breadth of the world expanded, and the scope of the action grew. It’s not an easy trend to support a third sequel, but “John Wick: Chapter 4” carries the weight of all that and sprints. The characters are fascinating and funny, and the various decorations are daring in style and demonstrate the stunning physical form of the performers. That’s all the fans could want from him.
Inverse’s Hoai-Tran Bui agrees that three hours flew by unnoticed, saying that the film is a “crushing demonstration” of what director Chad Stahelski honed and perfected over the course of four John Wick films. The critic says:
Given a relatively simple narrative and a script less tied to the complex mythology of the franchise, it becomes clear that Stahelski entered Chapter 4 without restrictions. Action, spectacle, humor and melodrama — all this is brought to 11 points in the film, which, for better or worse, is the very film about John Wick. Some might call it overkill, but in John Wick: Chapter 4, overkill is underestimated.
Tom Jorgensen of IGN rates the film 10 out of 10, calling “John Wick: Chapter 4” a “Masterpiece” in which incredibly choreographed combat scenes, an attractive ensemble and stylish staged design merge into a modern master class in action movies. From the review:
“John Wick: Chapter 4” stands above its predecessors — and the militants of the last decade in general — as a modern epic, to which Keanu Reeves and Chad Stahelski have been leading since 2014. Wick’s World War is bursting at the seams with creative, thrilling choreography and cinematography, perfectly choreographed performances by an outstanding and unforgettable cast of allies and villains heralded by the ruthless Bill Skarsgard, and all this without losing control of the sensitivity that keeps John’s struggle for absolution at the heart of every bullet fired and every cold weapon brandished.
Leah Greenblatt of EW gave the film a B+ rating, calling it both “obviously ridiculous” and “superbly illogical,” but also said that it’s mostly very funny. The review says:
While Wick is paving the way for stoic destruction on several continents, longtime series director Chad Stahelski, once Reeves’ understudy in The Matrix and stunt coordinator, gets down to the business he does best: creative murders, remote zip codes. , an incalculable number of bodies . Having set a certain bar in several films — bloodbaths, kung fu on horseback, motorcycle sword fights on the Brooklyn Bridge – he seems to have released his id (or at least his location budget) in many pictures 4.
Frank Scheck of THR says that this fourth John Wick film surpasses its predecessors in almost every way, calling it “bigger, cooler, bolder, longer.” The critic agrees with those who said above that few viewers will complain about the execution time. He continues:
Director Chad Stahelski, who directed all the previous films, and his formidable team of stuntmen overshadowed their previous work, and that’s saying something. These sequences sound like great dance numbers in old MGM musicals, complemented by incredibly complex, long continuous shots featuring the performers’ full bodies rather than kinetically edited gun fragments here or limbs there. They are so virtuosic that you almost want to get up and applaud when each of them ends.
Thanks to Keanu Reeves, Chad Stahelski and many others, “John Wick” has become one of the best franchises in the action genre, which has some pretty memorable scenes. If you’ve been waiting for this next chapter, your time is almost here, as “John Wick: Chapter 4” hits theaters on Friday, March 24. Be sure to check out our movie release schedule for 2023 to find out what else is coming to theaters soon.