John Wick is back with a bang in his latest action-packed adventure, John Wick: Chapter 4, which runs for an astonishing 170 minutes.
The film’s post-credits scene adds an extra twist, hinting at the themes and possible future of the franchise.
In this installment, John Wick (Keanu Reeves) faces new challenges as he seeks to extricate himself from the shadowy organization, The High Table.
Caine (Donnie Yen), an old friend and associate, reluctantly takes on the task of eliminating Wick.
Meanwhile, mysterious mercenary Akira (Rina Sawayama) seeks revenge for her father, Shimazu (Hiroyuki Sanada), killed by Caine earlier in the movie.
Co-writers Michael Finch and Shay Hatten told Polygon that the post-credits scene, which shows Akira preparing to attack Caine, highlights the endless cycle of vengeance and violence in the John Wick universe.
This central theme is critical to the series, and fans can only speculate on what the future holds for the franchise.
The movie’s length allows for even more elaborate action sequences, showcasing the dazzling stunt work for which the series is famous.
In addition, the cast, including Ian McShane, Lance Reddick, and Bill Skarsgård, bring depth and resonance to the story.
Amid the action, the film also introduces Aimée Kwan, who plays Mia, a violinist connected to Caine.
Kwan was on the verge of giving up acting when she got the role.
She cites Donnie Yen’s Hero as an influential film for her, and her character’s scenes in John Wick: Chapter 4 are closely tied to Yen’s character.
With its intense action, stunning stunts, and intriguing post-credits scene, John Wick: Chapter 4 promises to keep fans on edge.
Remember to stay until the end to glimpse what the future might hold for the legendary assassin.