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Review: John Wick Chapter- 4

Best Action Movie Ever!

By SubramanianPublished 2 months ago 3 min read

"John Wick: Chapter 4" follows the eponymous assassin John Wick, who has gone to war with the High Table and caused the deaths of hundreds of people. As a result, his friends and acquaintances are now paying the price of his insurrection, and the High Table hires the ruthless Marquis to hunt him down. The film adds to the franchise's mythology by introducing new rules to the High Table's command, new sections of the secret world of assassins, and new unique characters. The story focuses on John Wick and his allies and friends, such as Winston and Caine, with the latter being a blind assassin with a similar backstory to Wick who is forced to hunt him down. The film has impeccable pacing, never drags, and manages to develop even the new supporting cast. The movie's three acts revolve around breathtaking set pieces, each with its own enemies, weapons, and sets, and returning cinematographer Dan Laustsen continues to utilize neon blues and reds. The film contemplates how far John Wick is willing to go for revenge and how many people close to him he's willing to endanger, ultimately questioning whether it was all worth it.

franchise. While the action is as thrilling and well-executed as ever, it’s the character development and exploration of themes that truly sets “John Wick: Chapter 4” apart.

One of the most interesting new characters in the film is the Marquis, played with scene-stealing charisma by Bill Skarsgård. He serves as a villainous foil to John Wick, and his motivations and methods are starkly contrasted with Wick’s own. The Marquis is a cold, ruthless killer who takes pleasure in his work and is willing to do whatever it takes to get ahead. Wick, on the other hand, is motivated by a deep sense of loyalty and honor and is willing to risk everything to protect those he cares about.

This contrast is further explored through the character of Caine, played by Donnie Yen. Caine is a blind assassin with a similar backstory to Wick, who is forced to hunt him down at the request of the High Table. Yen brings his martial arts expertise to the role, and his fight scenes with Reeves are some of the most memorable in the film. But beyond the action, Caine serves as a mirror for Wick, forcing him to confront his own actions and motivations.

Ultimately, “John Wick: Chapter 4” is a film about the consequences of revenge. It’s easy to get caught up in the adrenaline rush of the action scenes, but the film never loses sight of the fact that every death has a ripple effect. Each character’s actions have consequences, and by the end of the film, even John Wick is forced to confront the toll his quest for revenge has taken on those around him.

At its core, “John Wick: Chapter 4” is a film about relationships. It’s about the connections we make with others, and the lengths we’ll go to protect them. This is evident not just in the relationships between the characters, but in the way the film is shot and edited. The fight scenes are not just about flashy choreography, but about the emotional stakes of the characters involved.

In many ways, “John Wick: Chapter 4” is a culmination of everything that has made the franchise great. It’s a film that delivers on the action and spectacle audiences have come to expect, while also exploring deeper themes and character development. It’s a testament to the talents of director Chad Stahelski and star Keanu Reeves, who have brought this franchise to life and made it one of the most exciting and innovative action series in recent memory.

“John Wick: Chapter 4” is a must-see film for action fans and franchise enthusiasts alike. It’s a thrilling and emotionally resonant entry in the series, one that expands the world and mythology of the franchise while also bringing it back to its roots. With its impeccable pacing, stunning visuals, and standout performances, it’s a film that will leave audiences on the edge of their seats and eager for more.


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