Scheduled to hit theaters worldwide on March 23, John Wick 4: Baba Yaga (John Wick: Chapter 4) is already one of the most anticipated films of 2023, especially by action fans. The feature film, which will once again feature actor Keanu Reeves as the protagonist, will bring the highly trained and efficient assassin into new confrontations in which the saying “kill or be killed” is a maxim. The work is a direct sequel to John Wick 3: Parabellum (John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum)released in 2019.
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But will John Wick 4 it is good? Some selected critics have already had the chance to watch the film and shared what they thought of the work on their social networks. Below, we’ve rounded up some of those reactions so you know what to expect from the explosive production. Check out!
John Wick 4: first reactions to the film
The American journalist said that fans “are not prepared” for how incredible it is John Wick 4.
#JohnWickChapter4 is f*cking awesome. Literally had to pick my jaw off the ground from some of the insane and inventive set pieces.
You are not prepared for what Keanu does with the dragon’s breath shotgun.
Also @DonnieYenCT brought his A game.
Can’t wait to see it again. pic.twitter.com/gf6sm5Ijal
—Steven Weintraub (@colliderfrosty) March 7, 2023
The critic said that the film surpasses the previous three in all aspects, being one of the best action films ever made.
One of the greatest action movies ever made, #JohnWick4 tops all 3 of its predecessors in storytelling, scope & stakes, countless astonishing set pieces, hard to fathom it’s all contained within one film, Bill Skarsgård slays, a hellaciously thrilling franchise finish (?) 9.5/10 pic.twitter.com/2jDwXle21J
– Erick ?????? Weber (@ErickWeber) March 6, 2023
The journalist stated that John Wick 4 will be one of the best experiences moviegoers will have at the cinema in 2023.
Brawny, bold & badass, #JohnWick4 Brilliantly balances vested stakes with an absolutely spectacular, high-octane thrill ride. A soaring, searing, scorching chapter in the saga. The wildest time you’ll have at the movies this year. A pure adrenaline rush. pic.twitter.com/eUmJRfnwJw
—Courtney Howard (@Lulamaybelle) March 6, 2023
“One of the best action movies of all time”, said the critic, who claimed that his jaw dropped to the floor watching the feature.
John Wick: Chapter 4 is one of the finest action movies ever. My jaw hit the floor at least six times. One section involving a Dragon’s Breath shotgun is just action-movie goodness at its best. Donnie Yen steals the show. Easily the best in the series #JohnWick4 #JohnWickChapter4 pic.twitter.com/VBsZxC6bhu
— Hunter Bolding (@HunterBVideo) March 6, 2023
Liz Shannon Miller
The critic points out that, although the work is about three hours long, every minute is justified and worthwhile within the narrative.
#JohnWick4‘s three-hour runtime makes so much sense when you’re going *that* hard. The third act alone… just glorious. pic.twitter.com/TDCs74aGV7
— Liz Shannon Miller (@lizlet) March 6, 2023
The professional said that the film is “epic” and knows how to use his screen time well, never letting the action get exhausting.
I had reservations about John Wick: Chapter 4’s nearly three hour runtime, but the movie earns it. 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. #JohnWick4 pic.twitter.com/xyMbLXmXUM
— Eric Eisenberg (@eeisenberg) March 6, 2023
The critic revealed that John Wick 4 it was exactly what he expected, using the words ‘fucking’ and ‘incredible’ to refer to the work.
JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 4 was as badass & as awesome as I hoped it would be.
I didn’t mind the lengthy runtime cause the Arc de Triomphe relentless action alone was worth it.
And the gun-fu of Keanu Reeves VS. Donnie Yen lived up to the hype.#JohnWick4 #JW4 #KeanuReeves #DonnieYen pic.twitter.com/v6E7wAB70Q
— Rama’s Screen (@RamasScreen) March 6, 2023
The viewer explained that the film feels like a ‘video game come to life’, with fantastic fight scenes. She also highlighted the performance of Donnie Yen.
#JohnWick4 is a bloody good time. Great action and fight sequences. Donnie Yen is an INCREDIBLE addition to the franchise. He’s a highlight of the film. Lots of surprises in this one that’s going to deliver a divisive ending. See this one in IMAX. pic.twitter.com/MMCW54KydQ
—Kirsten (@KirstenAcuna) March 6, 2023
Just remembering, therefore, John Wick 4 premieres in Brazil on March 23, a Thursday.