John Wick Chapter 4 is High Cinematic Art, and is the Best John Wick Yet
I had high expectations for John Wick Chapter 4, and the high cinematic art of the movie exceeded my highest hopes.
As Film wrote in its review, “Early reactions to ‘John Wick 4’ are calling it the best of the franchise and one of the best action films ever made.”
What a parade of beautiful violence — the scenes in a row house under construction in Paris, and a hotel in Osaka Japan were truly epic — but they were both exceeded by the nightclub scene in Berlin, which was equaled (if that is even possible) by the car and combat scene around Paris’ Arc de Triomphe.
The cinematography in John Wick Chapter 4 should win an Oscar and is in the conversation for best picture.
Just like the first Matrix movie set a new standard for action movies, so too does John Wick Chapter 4.
The mythology of the High Table and storyline were tight — solid.
Keanu Reeves is his usual high-consciousness self, and an absolute joy to watch.
The supporting cast was really very good, Caine (played by Donnie Yen) was superb as was the loyal and honorable Shimazu played by Hiroyuki Sanada, who was a scene stealer, as was Charon, played by Lance Reddick.
I urge you to see John Wick Chapter 4 this weekend in the theatres, in Dolby, if you can.
And stay for the scene after the credits, foreshadowing what may come.
I am definitely going to see it again in the theatre.