John Wick 4: “I had to pick up my jaw” First Reactions Praise The Action Spectacle

The theatrical release of “John Wick: Chapter 4″ is just around the corner. What the fourth adventure of the titular action hero promises, reveal the first reactions.

Magnificently choreographed fights, a surreal world of contract killers, stylish glossy visuals, and snappy tracks: the “John Wick” series has delivered one action feast after the next over the past nine years. According to initial reactions, “John Wick: Chapter 4” is not only the longest, but probably also the best spin-off of the series.

After “John Wick: Chapter 4” was postponed several times, the return of the gracefully acting assassin finally awaits us this month. Last Monday evening, some viewers were able to enjoy director Chad Stahelski’s latest work and share their opinions on social networks after the premiere in London. Most of them were quite enthusiastic and even praised “John Wick: Chapter 4” as the best part of the series:

“I had reservations about the nearly three-hour running time of ‘John Wick: Chapter 4,’ but the film deserves them. It’s an epic with intelligent pacing that never lets the action get tiring, and the scenes are phenomenal. Great cast of newcomers to the series, but Donnie Yen is the most valuable.”

“One of the best action movies ever, ‘John Wick: Chapter 4’ trumps all three predecessors in terms of storytelling, scope and stakes, quite a few amazing scenes, hard to imagine it all being contained in one movie, Bill Skarsgård is superb, an insanely exciting franchise finale (?) 9.5/10.”

“I saw ‘John Wick: Chapter 4’ in IMAX and I recommend you do the same. The body count is higher than that of the three prequels combined. Keanu Reeves as John Wick delivers once again and is a force to be reckoned with. This film takes you on a journey around the world and delivers the most breathtaking fights and action scenes in a genre-bending epic that guarantees heart-pounding thrills.”

Praise for dragon breath shotgun scene

Some of the viewers* pointed to a certain scene that, according to the reactions, is probably one of the highlights of “John Wick: Chapter 4.” Without giving too much away, the Twitter users wrote:

“‘John Wick 4’ is f**king brilliant. Had to lift my jaw up because of the crazy and inventive scenes. You are not prepared for what Keanu [Reeves] does with the dragon breath shotgun.”

“‘John Wick: Chapter 4’ is one of the most terrific action films of all time. My jaw hit the floor at least six times. One moment involves a dragon-breathing shotgun and is simply action movie excellence at its finest. Donnie Yen steals the show. Clearly the best film in the series.”

John Wick: Chapter 4 Trailer

If you want to watch the three prequels again before the theatrical release of “John Wick: Chapter 4” on March 23, 2023, you can find them for purchase and rental on Amazon Prime Video. You can also watch the first spin-off with a Prime Video’s Lionsgate channel membership at no additional cost.