Critics Praise The Incredible Action Sequences And Keanu Reeves’ Performance As The Beloved Hitman
The much-awaited fourth installment of the John Wick franchise is set to release soon and critics have started sharing their reviews. According to initial reviews, John Wick: Chapter 4 features some of the best action sequences yet, making it a must-watch for action movie fans. The film revolves around John Wick’s journey as he travels the globe to take down the High Table while his bounty increases. The movie was initially scheduled to release in May 2021, but it was delayed due to COVID restrictions and scheduling conflicts with Keanu Reeves.
According to Rotten Tomatoes, the movie currently holds an 88% rating based on 26 reviews. Critics have praised the spectacular action sequences and Reeves’ performance as John Wick, leaving the audience rooting for him. The film has been compared to James Bond, with its globe-trotting and shootings.
Nick Schager from The Daily Beast notes that John Wick: Chapter 4 is the culmination of the series and offers an onslaught of brutal and breakneck action. Leah Greenblatt from Entertainment Weekly describes the movie as “patently ridiculous and mostly very fun” while also praising Reeves’ performance. The Guardian’s Charles Bramesco notes that the film caters to the faithful faction of the Wick fandom, with a massive body count and a lumbering, stultifying gargantua of a film.
Critics also raised concerns about the runtime of 169 minutes, the longest of the franchise, but most agree that it is worth it for the incredible action sequences.
The reviews indicate that John Wick: Chapter 4 offers a new high for the franchise, featuring impressive action set pieces and locations. However, some critics are disappointed by the lack of a coherent plot, with previous John Wick scribe, Derek Kolstad, not being involved with the production. Despite this, the movie is expected to be a hit among action movie fans.