Few franchises have the track record of “John Wick.” There hasn’t been a single bad film in the series yet, and each one has upped the ante on insane action sequences and some truly creative worldbuilding. The fourth film in the franchise will follow up after the events of “John Wick: Parabellum,” which ended with Wick betrayed by his friend Winston (Ian McShane) and teaming up with the Bowery King (Laurence Fishburne). The two of them are probably going to try and take out the High Table, an incredibly powerful group of crime lords that can give even the world’s coolest assassin a run for his money.
“John Wick: Chapter 4” is a butt-numbing two-and-a-half hours, but if there’s anyone who can make a long movie worth it, it’s Mr. Wick. There is also apparently a butt-kicking doggy co-star that’s in the movie enough that the stuntmen had to train with the dogs who played her for months ahead of time, doing all kinds of bite-work, wrestling, and occasionally giving the good pups some scritches. Look, if you’re not gonna see Wick for Reeves, the slick cinematography, the killer action sequences, or the weird and wonderful worldbuilding, maybe the cinematic canines can draw you in.