John Wick: Chapter 4: Directed by Chad Stahelski. With Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, George Georgiou, Lance Reddick. John Wick uncovers a path to defeating The High Table. But before he can earn his freedom, Wick must face off against a new enemy with powerful alliances across the globe and forces that turn old friends into foes.
I watched this again because I had the disk and I wanted to see if my memories of it being as goofy good as I remembered it, especially in light of how poorly I thought the prequel television mini series was.
It is still goofy good, but now I think it’s largely due to the presence of Keanu Reeves. Take him out of the franchise and it crumbles to dust, which makes me wonder what the purpose of the series is. That first movie was so grounded in a world that had a few crazy elements to it and now we’re in a universe in which nearly every person in several large cities are members of clandestine organizations and are highly trained killers.