What began as one bad night for a retired killer and his puppy in 2014 became movie history as Keanu Reeves and director Chad Stahelski created one of the best and most cinematic action films to grace the silver screen. Forced back into the violent lifestyle he escaped for love, John Wick killed mobsters, human traffickers, car thieves, bodyguards, and ultimately an army of fellow assassins as he dealt with the domino effect of one night’s choices. And though a pair of sequels offered slightly diminished returns over the original, they also created an evolving mythology for the series to work from plus beautiful violence from Ruby Rose, Common, Halle Berry, and a demented Marc Dacascos. Plus more doggos!
Almost 300 people died at John’s hands over the series’ runtime; Chapter 4 shows no signs of slowing the body count. John is on the run from the shadowy High Table that controls this hidden community of killers, thugs, and the support staff that keep them running. Now, perhaps, there’s a way out. All John has to do is kill the Table’s leader, the Marquis de Gramont (Bill Skarsgård) in single combat. Simple, right?
Pardon me while I change my pants. Honestly, if Donnie Yen wanted me dead I’d probably open my wrists and save him the trouble. Series regulars Lance Reddick, Laurence Fishburne, and Ian McShane return once more, and are joined by Hiroyuki Sanada and Clancy Brown. John Wick: Chapter 4 hits the big screen on March 24, 2023. The body count will be crazy.