Action fans, rejoice, for he is among us. Finally, John Wick 4: Baba Yaga (John Wick: Chapter 4) made its debut in Brazil this Thursday (23) and can now be watched in movie theaters across the country. Directed by Chad Stahelski, the fourth feature film of the celebrated franchise once again features Keanu Reeves as the protagonist, also nicknamed the “bogeyman”, who is one of the most talented and bloodthirsty assassins in the world.
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John Wick 4 is a direct sequence of John Wick 3: Parabellum (John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum) and shows that the matador’s life is still at risk. With a target attached to his back, Wick fights to win his freedom, however, in this new chapter of the narrative, he needs to “face a new enemy with powerful alliances around the world. An influence that will turn old friends into enemies”, says the description from the IMDb website.
The fourth film in the John Wick franchise is now available in Brazilian theaters and, as expected, it’s packed with action.Source: Lionsgate
before watching John Wick 4, however, how about remembering the previous films? Below, find out where to watch each of the works in the action franchise with Keanu Reeves!
John Wick (Back in the Game)
Launched in 2014, Back to Game opens the franchise with Keanu Reeves. The film was directed by Chad Stahelski and David Leitch and established the entire universe of assassins that we know, as well as Wick’s past and motivations for becoming what he became. Here, we also already have knowledge of the aesthetic choices and mind-blowing action scenes that made Stahelski’s works so remarkable over the years.
In the plot, Wick is a retired hitman who lives a quiet life with his dog after the death of his wife. However, everything changes when his home is invaded and his pet is killed. From then on, he leaves retirement and returns more violent than ever in search of revenge.
- Where to watch: Telecine, Globoplay and Amazon Prime Video.
John Wick 2 (A New Day to Kill)
The second film, calling A New Day to Kill, shows the aftermath of Wick’s return to a life of murder and violence. Again directed by Stahelski, the feature film brings the protagonist into a dangerous dilemma: either he retires for good and disappears from sight, or he pays a debt he owes to an important mobster, who demands that the “bogeyman” kill someone. for him.
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The problem is that, halfway through, Wick discovers that his head is at a price and that he cannot relax even for a few seconds. The work, released in 2017, was highly praised for further refining its action scenes and bringing breathtaking sequences.
- Where to watch: Telecine and Amazon Prime Video.
John Wick 3 (Parabellum)
In 2019, Parabellum advanced even further in the history seen in A New Day to Die and it brought John Wick in the worst possible scenario. After murdering a criminal in forbidden territory, Wick has a target on his back and is sentenced to be hunted by other professional killers for a reward. That is, if he had no rest before, now things turn sour for good and his retirement seems increasingly distant.
Again led by Stahelski, the work, which premiered in 2019, invested even more in its action and is the second longest in the franchise, with just over two hours in length that show all the skills of killing and surviving the protagonist.
- Where to watch: Telecine, Apple TV+ (rental), Google Play Filmes (rental) and Amazon Prime Video (rental).
John Wick 4 (Baba Yaga)
Finally, we have the most recent release of the franchise, John Wick 4, which has just premiered in cinema. So far, Stahelski’s new film has been highly praised by critics, who cite the production as one of the best action films of all time. In the narrative, Wick remains on the run from his enemies, while at the same time he needs to seek his freedom and define his future. After all, he can’t run away forever.
In addition to Reeves, the projection has Donnie Yen, Bill Skarsgård, Laurence Fishburne, Hiroyuki Sanada, Ian McShane, Rina Sawayama and Lance Reddick in the cast.
- Where to watch: the film is only available in theaters and does not yet have a forecast for streaming.