With the price on his head ever increasing, legendary hit man John Wick takes his fight against the High Table global as he seeks out the most powerful players in the underworld, from New York to Paris to Japan to Berlin.
Lets pick up where the last one left of. Winston (Ian McShane) betrayed John Wick and swore fealty to the high table, which is the assassin organization that the series revolves around. He shot John Wick, who proceeded to fall off like a 5 story building and live. So, where does that leave our favorite hitman?
It looks like he is going to be going 1v1 with this Marquis, played by Bill Skarsgard, while a sub-battle plays out between Donnie Yen and Hiroyuki Sanada, Fellas? I could not be more ready for this movie and I'll tell you why.
#1. John Wick is the most consistent franchise running right now. Three movies, zero misses. Not only that, they ushered in a new wave of action movies into hollywood. No more shakeycam stunt actors delivering clumsy hooks with BOOF, ZAP sound effects. Now, we have action movies directed by former stuntmen that know how to make the fights feel real. What's also great about this franchise is that they don't have any "relatable" romantic subplot. They have grief and narratives told through violence. John Wick has said like 5 words throughout the 3 movies but we feel like we know everything about him.
#2. Keanu takes this shit seriously. He performs as many of his own stunts as he can and trains HARD,
#3. This movie has made some major additions to the cast. Donnie Yen, Hiroyuki Sanada and Scott Adkins are incredible adds for this franchise. Yen is a martial arts movie legend that has an insane catelogue of phenomenal moives. THe most famous of which is the incredible IP MAN franchise. Just check out his repertoire.
Yen has displayed skill in an array of martial arts, being well-versed in Tai Chi, Boxing, Kickboxing, Jeet Kune Do, Hapkido, Mixed Martial Arts, Taekwondo, Karate, Muay Thai, Wrestling, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Hung Ga, Sanda, Judo, Wing Chun, and Wushu.
Sanada also has roots in martial arts, learning Kempo and karate before becoming an actor. You probably know him from a bunch of movies like 'The Last Samurai' or 'The Wolverine'. Lastly, there is the action B movie GOAT, Scott Adkins. He has been in a million action movies and always delivers a very physical performance. He actually fought Donnie Yen in Ip Man 4.
I'll call my shot and say John Wick 4 is gonna be a banger just like the three movies that came before it.