John Wick: Chapter 4 continued exactly where it left off in the 2019 version of chapter 3.
This series‘ fourth chapter is the best because It built this world without making the story too complicated or taking over.
The High Table is deliberately kept vague. It only adds to the mystery of this group, but it’s still fun to see Wick’s usual friends, like Winston played by Ian McShane and Bowery King played by Laurence Fishburne.
Introducing these new characters contributes in adding flesh to the series. Rina Sawayama, specifically, is a phenomenal addition, and watching her battle close by Wick nearly makes one hope everything turns out great for the series.
Yen adds a great deal of comedy in John Wick: chapter 4, which adds stakes to a story that can frequently become bogged down in the constant fighting. Skarsgard is also the ideal villain for this story because he is more interested in rules and strategy than actual combat.
Mr. Nobody by Shamier Anderson also adds a lot of mystery and intrigue to this story. His reliance on his dog reminds me of Sofia Al-Azwar from Parabellum, played by Halle Berry.
In Chapter 4, John Wick is shown as the man in black. He is an assassin who is so skilled in his plot armor that he can’t be killed by traditional means or by following the old rules that made the High Table what it is today.
Bill Skarsgard’s Marquis Vincent de Gramont isn’t just another skilled assassin bent on killing Wick. When he informs Wick’s longtime allies Winston Scott (Ian McShane) and Charon (Lance Reddick) that their ties to him will bring nothing but ruin into their lives, he is a high-ranking member of the High Table and speaks on behalf of the entire organization.
In contrast, John Wick: chapter 4 likewise approaches the Marquis as the High Table’s horrendous authority of progress — an epitome representing things to come conflicting with the past — and the existential trepidation he evokes in his kindred executioners is one of the additional fascinating components of the film.
John Wick: Chapter 4 is three hours of funny, ridiculous fun that doesn’t drag on too long. It pushes the ambition to the brink as Stahelski continues to find ways to prevent this series from becoming repetitive.
The film, with some of the most chaotic action scenes ever shown on screen, concludes this section of the story but demonstrates that there is still so much more to be done in this world. And yes John Wick is back and even better than before.
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