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John Wick 4 is easily one of the most anticipated movies of 2023. The movie was directed by returning director Chad Stahelski and stars Keanu Reeves as John Wick, and was released on March 24, 2023. Fans of the franchise were eagerly waiting for the release of the movie, so read on below for what they’re saying after finally watching it.
The plot of John Wick 4 was kept under wraps prior to the cinematic release of the movie. However, there were rumors that the movie will be set in Japan and will feature a new villain played by Hiroyuki Sanada. Fans of the franchise were excited to see what the new movie had in store for them. Some critics and viewers weren’t impressed, however, and a common sentiment in relation to the movie was that the plot was somewhat lacking.
Reviews and ratings
This didn’t stop John Wick 4 from being extremely highly rated by both critics and casual viewers, as the movie is so far easily the top-rated film of the year. As of now, review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes gives the movie an impressively high 94% audience rating and 95% critic score. Rarely ever do audiences and critics agree with scores this high about a film.
One of the biggest highlights of the John Wick series has always been its impressive choreography and action scenes. The new movie features some of the most intense and well-choreographed fight scenes in recent memory. One particularly painful-looking scene showed Wick, this time played by a stunt double, taking a nasty fall and rolling all the way down an escalator.
Fans of this franchise will not be disappointed with the action in the new movie, as it improves on the already incredible cinematography from the previous John Wick films.
Keanu Reeves’ performance
Fans and critics alike praised Keanu Reeves’ performance in the new film, as they did with the last three movies of the series. Reeves has been praised for his dedication to the role and his ability to perform his own stunts in as many scenes as possible.
Keanu Reeves is often regarded as one of the most-loved actors in Hollywood, and fans continue to push for more John Wick movies.
The future of the franchise
With that being said, there’s a good chance that John Wick 4 is not the end of the franchise. There have been rumors that there will be a fifth John Wick movie, and the box office success of the fourth one certainly keeps that open as an option.
The next film in the John Wick universe is actually the spin-off movie Ballerina, which stars Ana de Armas. Keanu Reeves has confirmed that he will be making a cameo in that movie, which potentially opens him up for more involvement in the John Wick franchise even if there isn’t another full movie dedicated to the character. Fans of the franchise are excited to see what the future holds for John Wick.