|Title:||John Wick: Chapter 4|
|05.27.23||Internet|| I was pretty meh on this.|
The good: I like Keanu and I'm happy people want to see him in movies. A couple of the action sequences were great: That video game-esque floating ceiling shot was really cool, some of the driving around the arc de arc de triomphe was cool, some of Donnie Yen's fight choreography was cool. I really felt for John Wick when he fell down all those stairs.
The bad: why was this movie three hours long? why did the german club-goers KEEP DANCING when people were dying and shooting all around them? Same for the cars around the arc de triomphe? After a while all the fights seem the same. It doesn't matter if he grapples then shoots in the face 5 guys or 120. I'll just say it, the bulletproof suits are silly. The music felt largely generic and not thought out. Much of the photography felt digital-fake even when it should've felt real. I ONLY felt for John Wick when he fell down all those stairs!
The ugly: If John Wick didn't die then this was a very weak ending. If he DID die then this was a SUPER weak ending. He could either be dying or sleepy? Donnie Yen got shot in the exact same place and shrugged it off, AND he bled more digital blood! Also, what are the stakes? Why are we even watching? Is John Wick's plan to kill the entire table? the whole world? Who is the guy with the dog? Where'd Halle Berry go? Why does no one in the entire world speak to each other like human beings? How does John Wick travel so easily across the atlantic ocean but can't get across a city? The bulletproof suits are fucking stupid because now nothing is even approaching realistic. How are his hands not all shot up? Not one scratch through the entire movie until Donnie Yen stabs him in the hand? At times, Watching this felt like watching someone else play a video game: it made no sense and it was exhausting.