By: Gloria Smith, Associate Editor for World Liberty TV
John Wick: Chapter 4 action thriller film directed by Chad Stahelski and written by Shay Hatten and Michael Finch. The sequel to John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum (2019) and the fourth installment in the John Wick franchise, it stars Keanu Reeves as the title character, alongside a supporting ensemble cast including Donnie Yen, Bill Skarsgård, Laurence Fishburne, Hiroyuki Sanada, Shamier Anderson, Lance Reddick (in one of his final roles), Rina Sawayama, Scott Adkins, and Ian McShane.
Development for a fourth John Wick film was confirmed prior to the release of its predecessor; it was formally announced by Lionsgate in May 2019, who also confirmed Reeves’s return.
It is the first film in the franchise not to be written by franchise creator Derek Kolstad, with Hatten hired in May 2020, followed by Finch in March 2021.
Originally set for release on May 21, 2021, John Wick: Chapter 4 was first delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The film had its premiere at the Odeon Luxe Leicester Square in London on March 6, 2023, and is scheduled to be released in the United States on March 24, by Lionsgate. It received positive reviews from critics.
In New York City, John Wick prepares to exact his revenge against the High Table while hiding underground with the Bowery King. He travels to Morocco and kills the Elder, the only individual above the High Table.
Because of this, New York Continental Hotel manager Winston Scott and his concierge, Charon, are summoned to the Marquis Vincent de Gramont, a senior member of the High Table, who chastises Winston for his failure to assassinate John.
To punish Winston, de Gramont strips him of his duties as manager, has the Continental destroyed, and kills Charon. He then travels to Paris and enlists Caine, a blind, retired High Table assassin and old friend of John’s, to kill him, threatening to murder Caine’s daughter otherwise.
John takes refuge at the Osaka Continental, which is run by his friend Shimazu Koji. De Gramont’s assassins, led by his right-hand man Chidi, arrive along with Caine to kill John. Akira, Koji’s daughter and the hotel’s concierge, orders the hotel evacuated, and joins her father, John, and the hotel’s staff in fighting off the High Table’s assassins.
Akira is wounded, while Koji tells John how to escape. On his way out, John fights off another wave of assassins, followed by Caine. They are interrupted by a tracker pursuing John for a contract, nicknamed “Mr. Nobody” by de Gramont, but he lets John go after deciding the contract money is insufficient. Akira also escapes, but Koji is killed by Caine.
The Bowery King arrives in Paris to give John a weapon and a new ballistic suit. De Gramont attempts to prevent John from arriving to the duel by placing a $40 million contract on his head.
John fights off hordes of assassins on his way to Sacré-Cœur, including Mr. Nobody, but the latter stops hunting John after he saves Mr. Nobody’s dog from being killed by Chidi.
Caine aids John in fighting his way up the stairs leading to the Sacré-Cœur; Chidi nearly kills John, but Mr. Nobody kills him first.
John and Caine narrowly reach the summit in time to save Winston. The two duel with pistols; Caine gravely wounds John in the first two rounds.
De Gramont asks to personally execute John for the final round, but John, who had not yet fired his gun, shoots and kills de Gramont. The Harbinger declares him free of his debt to the High Table, though John dies peacefully due to his wounds.
After Winston is reinstated as manager of the Continental, he and the Bowery King attend John’s funeral, having buried him next to his late wife Helen. Sometime later, Akira approaches Caine, seeking to avenge her father’s death.
The John Wick, Chapter 4 Movie Premiere took place in New York City, took place on Tuesday March 21st 2023, it was very well attended, it’s close to 3 Hours Movie, which is really long for a movie. It has all the action of John Wick 1,2, and 3. If you like action like as I do, you will sit right through it and enjoy every minute of it.
Combat Action and fight scenes are great. There is one scene inside a house John Wick is fighting and shooting many people it seems that was part of some live gaming action, I personally thought that was not that great, I would have left it one on one combat to me it looks real.
Apart from that it was great and a fun movie to watch, I would give it 7 out of 10 rating. Don’t forget the money Opens nationwide Friday March 24th 2023. Go ahead and watch it and rate it yourself. May Lance Reddick (in one of his final roles), who passed away at age 60 rest in peace.
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