Earlier this year, Keanu Reeves returned to the big screen as the titular assassin in John Wick: Chapter 4, arguably the most stylish and high-octane action franchise of our time. Directed by the talented Chad Stahelski and written by Shay Hatten and Michael Finch, the film sees our dog-avenging anti-hero facing off against the High Table in another thrilling installment.
On this action-packed John Wick podcast episode, members of The Cosmic Crew discuss why you should never mess with a man and his dog. We share our thoughts on John Wick: Chapter 4, including the seemingly final scene, rank the movies, and debate whether The Matrix or John Wick is Keanu Reeves’ more iconic franchise. (Secretly, we all know it’s The Lake House.) We also explore potential John Wick universe crossovers, such as Atomic Blonde, and debate the merits of John Wick and James Bond. The crew dives deep into the beautiful cinematography of the movie, as shot by Dan Laustsen. We also chat about the upcoming series The Continental, and whether or not we’ll be watching. So rev up your motorcycle… or your horse and listen in!
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[Warning: Spoilers from the John Wick movies are within the podcast! If you’re not ready to visit Chad Stahelski’s world, go back to The Continental, lest you be spoiled.]
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Ep. 41 Timestamps: John Wick movies discussion (Spoilers)
00:20 – Intros
02:00 – How would you sum up the John Wick saga?
04:00 – What’s Keanu Reeves most impactful role? Matrix vs John Wick?
15:10 – How did you get into John Wick?
20:44 – Why do people love John Wick so much? Is there John Wick “fatigue”?
27:17 – Favorite or least favorite things about John Wick 4?
43:00 Ranking the John Wick films
46:26 – Potential crossovers
54:00 – Outros
Recommended articles about subjects from this episode
- Review: ‘John Wick: Chapter 4’ is Excessively Action-Packed
- Title announced and first footage of ‘Matrix 4’ Shown at CinemaCon
- Review: ‘The Matrix Resurrections’ Is A Strong Revival for the Franchise
- What to Expect From Keanu Reeves’ ‘Constantine’ Sequel
Podcast credits and show notes
- Ayla Ruby
- John Dotson
- Wiktor Reinfuss
- Lizzie Hill
Recorded on 09/18/2023
Superhero theme by HumanoideVFX on Pixabay.