Keanu Reeves returns as an assassin in John Wick: Chapter 4, which will be broadcast on Friday, 24 March 2023, in cinemas. The fourth film in the John Wick franchise is still being directed by Chad Stahelski, even though the scriptwriter is no longer Derek Kolstad but is being played by Shay Hatten and Michael Finch.
In an interview as reported by Collider, the director revealed that the timeline for John Wick’s adventures in the fourth series takes place about six months after ‘John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum’ (2019). The story of John Wick 4 begins with John’s preparation for revenge after Winston Scott, played by Ian McShane, was shot on the roof of The Continental New York and fell from a height in the previous film.
In this fourth chapter, Keanu Reeves is still collaborating with a number of old players including Ian McShane, Laurence Fishburne, and the late Lance Reddick who passed away on March 17 2023. Several new players who also appear in John Wick 4 include Donnie Yen, Hiroyuki Sanada, Bill Skarsgård, and Shamier Anderson.
John Wick: Chapter 4 Movie Info
|Title||John Wick: Chapter 4|
|Screenwriter||Shay Hatten, Michael Finch|
John Wick: Chapter 4 Storyline
In New York City, John Wick (Keanu Reeves) sets out for revenge against the High Table, the council of crime lords that govern the underworld’s most powerful criminal organization, while hiding underground with the Bowery King (Laurence Fishburne). His act of killing the only individual on the High Table, the Elder, in Morocco instantly affected those closest to him.
One of them is Winston Scott (Ian McShane) who was not only fired as the manager of the New York branch of the Hotel Continental, but also had to witness the destruction of his hotel as punishment from Marquis Vincent de Gramont (Bill Skarsgård), a senior member of the High Table, for Winston’s failure to kill John. Even his co-worker, Charon (Lance Reddick), had to lose his life.
Marquis Vincent de Gramont became an arrogant member of the High Table because he had the power and full support of the council, through his ability to convince the council that he was capable of arresting John Wick. Upon meeting with John, Winston suggests that the Excommunicado status holder challenge de Gramont to a duel, as winning would free him from his obligations to the High Table.
In connection with the duel, de Gramont then recruits Caine (Donnie Yen), a High Table assassin who is also an old friend of John Wick. Threats against his wife and children forced Caine to comply with de Gramont’s request.
As if not satisfied, de Gramont continues to stir up trouble and target the Hotel Continental Osaka, which is run by one of John’s best friends, Shimazu Koji (Hiroyuki Sanada) and his daughter, Akira (Rina Sawayama). Caine joins the trip to Osaka with the team from the High Table. But their act is interrupted by trackers chasing John Wick for the contract, which de Gramont names as ‘Mr. Nobody’ (Shamier Anderson).
Showtimes & Where to Watch
Then, how is the ending of the film which has a running time of 169 minutes minutes? Just watch! John Wick: Chapter 4 film which will be released in theaters on Friday, July 29, 2022 in the United States.
|Regular Ticket Price||US$10 – US$20|
|Showtimes||Friday, July 29, 2022|
Cast of John Wick: Chapter 4
- Keanu Reeves (Jardani Jovanovich / Jonathan ‘John’ Wick)
- Donnie Yen (Caine)
- Bill Skarsgård (Marquis Vincent de Gramont)
- Laurence Fishburne (Bowery King)
- Hiroyuki Sanada (Shimazu Koji)
- Shamier Anderson (Tracker / Mr. Nobody)
- Lance Reddick (Charon)
- Rina Sawayama (Akira)
- Scott Adkins (Killa)
- Ian McShane (Winston Scott)
John Wick: Chapter 4 Video Trailer
Rotten Tomatoes gives it a score of 93% based on 105 critic reviews. The review called this film an improvement over the previous film and pointed out that Keanu Reeves is the best martial arts action star of all time. This review also praised the wild new characters, exotic locations, and thumping music.
The Guardian gives it a score of 3/5 stars. The review acknowledged that the film had spectacular and brutal action sequences, but also criticized the film for being too long and needlessly cluttered. This review also highlighted that the film lacks the humor and emotion of previous films.
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