‘John Wick: Chapter 4’ Is a Masterclass in Action, But Is There Too Much of It?

The first John Wick came out nine years ago, and I’m pretty sure, at that time, no one expected that movie to go on to become its own franchise, but here we are. And let me tell you, John Wick: Chapter 4 is easily one of the greatest action movies of all time.

Chad Stahelski delivers a fourth film that, with a larger budget, is bigger and better than ever. The set pieces are dazzling, the action scenes are fantastically choreographed, and the music is enthralling, but most importantly, Keanu Reeves is just one of those guys. Seeing him perform these stunts is so exciting, as the story plays out so beautifully. But for the first time in this franchise, I think John Wick was outshined by his costars, a medley of fantastic actors who made this franchise just a little radder.

Donnie Yen’s Caine is, honestly, one of the most fantastic characters I’ve ever seen in an action movie. He’d probably be one of my favorite characters of all time if he wasn’t practically Chirrut Imwe Part 2. And I’m not seeing enough love for Shamier Anderson’s Nobody. He was a fantastic addition to this movie.

Despite my praise and the fact that I did really enjoy this movie and was in awe during so many of this film’s scenes, this movie takes the concept more is more to a whole new level. A lot of the choreography begins to feel repetitive, and the stylistic tone of the movie can get exasperating.

In its second act, I found myself actually getting sleepy. And then the third act happened, and my mind was blown. John Wick: Chapter 4 isn’t perfect, but it’s darn near close.

Whenever you get a chance, whether that’s in a theater or at home, make sure you check this out for yourself. It’s an action movie masterclass.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a fantastic day.

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