John Wick: Chapter 4

John Wick: Chapter 4

Keanu Reeves returns as the Angel of Death in the latest action-packed shooter – John Wick: Chapter 4.


Released on the 24th of March 2023 by distributor Lionsgate Films, the film has a 2h 49mins runtime cemented by fast-paced action that will leave you hardly able to eat your snacks.
With the price on his head ever increasing, legendary hitman John Wick takes his fight against the High Table global as he seeks out the most powerful players in the underworld, from New York to Paris to Japan to Berlin.
After numerous attempts on his life, John decides to take the fight to the High Table, delivering death to anyone who thinks they can take the bounty of his head day.
On the other hand, the High Table has decided to take matters into their own hands by first sending a simple yet effective reminder to any Continental assisting the rogue hitman – this goes to show just how serious the matter has become.
However, before reaching a boiling point John meets an old acquaintance who informs him of a way to get out of the game with both his life and independence – but the price will bring him closer to his death than he’s ever been.
There are rules which have to be upheld and anyone that isn’t willing to abide by the rules will have to face the consequences.
With the introduction of new characters such as Killa, Caine, and Akira the story of John Wick takes a detour into the lives of other hitmen further elaborating that everyone involved is in it for the fame or money.
Caine played by Donnie Yen is an old friend of John Wick, who too had somewhat left the life of killing by offering his eyes to the High Table but only on the condition that he kills anyone he is requested to kill or else they’d kill his daughter.
This brings together old friends now on opposite sides of the field against one another all for the pleasure of the High Table that seems to enjoy turning family and friends against each other for entertainment.
There isn’t a lot to hate about this film especially if your action genre fan – and it’s without a doubt that John Wick: Chapter 4 has some of the most complex action choreography I’ve seen in a while.
What sets John Wick apart from other action movies is its captivating action choreography which blends wrestling, grappling, martial arts, etc. all together creating a phenomenal mesmerizing experience.
Akira played by Rina Sawayama, and Caine is by far my favorite new addition to the John Wick series, Akira’s quickness during the Osaka event made it hard for me not to keep my eyes off her, she’s nimble, edgy, and fierce when it needs to be and gentle in the presence of her father.
Donnie Yen on the other hand playing the character of Caine, a blind hitman acquainted with John Wick is another spectacle to behold – watching a blind men clear an entire room by himself using the sense of sound and touch is so unreal.
For the most part, everyone seems to have a specialty in killing whereas John seems to specialize with a pistol, Akira uses a Bow and Arrow, whilst Caine uses a sword hidden within his walking stick.
The cinematography during action scenes is another key factor that highlights the amazing effort put into this movie – at one point the point of view resembles “Counter-Strike” giving the impression that you are inside a game rather than a film which I found to be rather impressive.
To conclude this review, John Wick: Chapter 4 offers its fans jaw-dropping action which will leave many watching it flabbergasted at its unrealistic sense from start to finish, however, the direction in which it takes with its world-building and the unique people within it is what truly shines.
The High Table now more than ever looks more like a way of living rather than some random powerful organization made to parallel the Illuminati in some way or form.
And lastly, Keanu Reeves for a man that doesn’t utter more than ten words whenever he responds or says anything is truly the life and blood of this franchise, and I truly believe that no other actor could pull it off.
I give John Wick: Chapter 4 a 4.3 out of 5 rating.
Let me know in the comments section below whether you watched John Wick: Chapter 4 and what your thoughts about it are, I’d love to hear your opinions.
Thank you to all those that continue to read my reviews even though I had not released any last week, I’ve started working again which has taken up most of my time, however, this is not the end of Lonely Spirit Reviews – I plan to release new reviews whenever, wherever I can.
Thank you once again for all your support.
Until next time, stay blessed.John Wick: Chapter 4
Star Ratings

Chad Stahelski

I wish it was a little bit more systematic, but it does happen like that. You know, the movie comes out, it does a certain degree of success. You get the call, you have the congratulatory Zoom call, “Yeah, good job! We're awesome. It's great. Whoohoo!” Then you get the, “Well, what do you say?” And it's kind of a joke, “What do you say? Let’s just jump right back in,” and you get the next one, and you're just like, “Ehhh…”

With the price on his head ever increasing, legendary hitman John Wick takes his fight against the High Table global as he seeks out the most powerful players in the underworld, from New York to Paris to Japan to Berlin.
  • Keanu Reeves
  • Donnie Yen
  • Scott Adkins
  • Bill Skarsgard
  • Lance Reddick
  • Rina Sawayama
  • Hiroyuki Sanada
  • Shamier Anderson
  • Marko Zaror
  • Natalia Tena
  • Clancy Brown
  • Laurence Fishburne
  • Aimee Kwan
  • Shay Hatten
  • Michael Finch
  • Derek Kolstad
  • 87Eleven Entertainment
  • Lionsgate
  • Studio Babelsberg
  • Summit Entertainment
  • Thunder Road Pictures
  • 2h 49mins
  • Lionsgate Films

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