Reactions have piled up for the upcoming installment of John Wick starring Keanu Reeves.
Originally set to release later this month, John Wick: Chapter 4 was feared to have overstayed its welcome with an announcement of having the longest runtime out of all as well as expanding the storyline from the first two movies to a franchise.
However, as the film critics and bloggers soak it up after the screening last night, the fourth installment continues to produce positive reviews and astounding praise.
“Chad Stahelski brings it to the next level with #JohnWick4! Mind blowing action sequences and the fantastic world building continues! Keanu kills it, but Donnie Yen is a scene stealer!” Caitlin Tyrrell, Senior Exclusives Writer at ScreenRant raved.
Eric Eisenberg of Cinema Blend also weighed in on the film's epic world building and explosive fight scenes following its premiere. “I had reservations about John Wick: Chapter 4’s nearly three hour runtime, but the movie earns it,” he wrote on Twitter.
“It’s an epic with smart pacing that never lets the action feel exhausting, and the set pieces are phenomenal. Great cast of series newcomers, but Donnie Yen is the MVP,” Eisenberg added.
“#JohnWick4 is incredible,” Aaron Neuwirth, author at ETF Trends expressed. “A symphony of controlled and carefully choreographed violence. Every shot in this movie is interesting.”
He continued: “The cast is great. The action is beyond impressive. And with such a long running time, it never feels as though I want less of what’s taking place.”
“#JohnWick4 completely rocks, begin to end. Keanu Reeves finds new methods to impress with gorgeous motion and surrounds himself by unimaginable franchise newcomers,” Brandon Davis wrote. “Chapters 1-3 world-built and Chapter 4 may run with all of it.”
“An epic massive display screen blast. CINEMA!”
John Wick: Chapter 4 is set for a worldwide theatrical release on Mar. 24.