John Wick 4 Review: Keanu Reeves again champion of video game world, four times more violence in fourth chapter | Entertainment Moviesda
Artists: Keanu Reeves, Donnie Yen, Bill Skarsgård, Laurence Fishburne, Hiroyuki Sanada, Shamier Anderson, Rina Sawayama, Scott Adkins, Ian McShane and the late Lance Reddick
Writer: Shay Hatten and Michael Finch (based on characters created by Derek Kolstad)
Director: Chad Stahelski
Producer: Basil Ivanyk, Erica Lee and Chad Stahelski
Release date: 24 March 2023
John Wick 4: Trailer
Whether or not a film’s ticket window will run or not, now a lot depends on the audience’s curiosity about the film before its release, and how is the advance booking of the film in this regard? The fourth episode of the action film series ‘John Wick’ can show the future direction of Indian cinema in this sense. The business of action films is continuously increasing all over the world. The success of the recently released film ‘Pathan’ in Hindi also proves that the audience living in the depression of the Corona period now wants to see big bangs happening on the big screen, provided the hero of these stories is their favorite face and there is freshness in the action scenes. . The film ‘John Wick 4’ meets this criterion of its target audience. This movie full of violent scenes like video games has been the most favorite film of the youth ahead of release of this month and it will not be surprising if the film ‘John Wick 4’ has released so far, the business of all its previous episodes has been put together. Crossed the bar in the first week.
Youth favorite cinema
A day before the release of big budget films, their preview shows at expensive ticket rates are also the best barometer to measure the popularity of the film. The houseful IMAX show at 10.40 pm on Thursday night saw the first glimpse of the audience’s curiosity about this series. After the show got over around 2 o’clock in the night, no one was seen regretting about the film in the audience coming out of the theatres. This is the miracle of branding in any series of cinema. Keanu Reeves donned the costume of this hired killer for the first time in the series’ first film ‘John Wick’ in the year 2014. Then the story was simply that some criminals kill the puppy given to his late wife and take away his favorite car of this killer who is away from the world of crime. He returns back to his old world and creates an uproar. The second and third episodes of the series bring him in front of the High Table, the apex organization of this world of crime. In the fourth episode, the story of the series has reached France via America via Japan. This time also there is a dog in the film, but his companion is someone else.
Bloody game for freedom
The film ‘John Wick 4’ begins from where in the previous film, John Wick cuts off his finger and offers it to prove his loyalty to the one who enslaved him. John Wick announces Yalgar in the fourth film of the series by killing this gangster who is senior to Hightable. Also, a Hightable representative vandalizes a New York hotel whose manager missed killing John Wick in the previous film. The manager’s partner is killed in the process (Lance Reddick, who played this character, has recently passed away). The people of Hightable reach the friend where John Wick takes refuge. This companion of his is also killed though his daughter survives. The case escalates into a one-on-one fight, and in order to engage, John Wick must also regain membership in his clandestine crime family. In this battle, this time two well-known criminals who set out to kill John Wick later appear to be his accomplices. Although the film ends where the question arises about John Wick not appearing in the next chapter of this series, but the end of the story tells that this story is still pending.
Interesting fantasy world of crime
The world that director Chad Stahelski has created for John Wick from the first to the fourth films is very much liked by those who like gore in video games. This world is just a world of crime. There is no work for the common people and the guardians of the law. There are more than one sad and cruel face of this world. His way of working is not worth watching for the weak hearted. This is a film for adults only and for adults who are not deterred by the excesses of non-stop violence on screen. Like the previous three films, Chad has created scenes of violence very cleverly and efficiently in the film ‘John Wick 4’. Especially the scene of John Wick trying to escape inside a house surrounded by attackers just before the climax is very interesting. During this, the camera remains towards the sky and shows this firing from one room to another, around two walls and in corners and corridors in a very interesting way.
Great combination of Director and Actor
In a way, the film ‘John Wick 4’ is a director’s belief in his story, an artist trying his best to live up to his director’s vision and all the supporting actors acting in front of the camera according to the given characters. It is a confluence of putting one’s whole life into it. Keanu Reeves seems like he was made to play John Wick. His stature looks perfect for a hired killer. His luxurious suit made of modern fabric (bulletproof) further enhance his personality. Chad makes their hero a hero with two and a half kilos of arms, but they also get him beaten again and again. As much as John Wick gets bloodied by being trapped in the middle of the attackers, later his elimination of his enemies in an even more gruesome manner again seems justified on the screen. The sequel of the series is to be made, it seems certain after seeing this film, but if John Wick’s character returns in it, then how will it be interesting to see.
Rating : 3.5/5
Author: Sangeeta Verma
Occupation: Indian film critic and reviewer
Education: Bachelor’s degree in English Literature, Masters in Mass Communication
Career: Sangeeta Verma started her career as a freelance writer and film critic and continuing it.