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Our review of John Wick: Keanu Reeves, the avenging Sisyphus of action cinema


REVIEW – Plunged into the heart of a whirlwind of incessant fighting, the unforgettable Neo from Matrix composes a taciturn and silent hero. An "Action hero" reviewed and corrected by Tex Avery.

A close-up grasped fist smashes against a wooden plank wrapped in navy twine.

The noise is dull.

The phalanges are red.

We feel the pain irrigate the arm.

A mark is printed on the training board.

This bloody fist belongs to John Wick.

Tirelessly, the ex-retired hitman puts the cover back.


Like Sisyphus forever climbing his rock to the top of the mountain, John Wick prepares for action and revenge.

There is something mythological in this character.

Or rather, it's as if Tex Avery had taken over the figure of the "action hero" to make a kind of indestructible Droopy avenger.

Read alsoKeanu Reeves: "Action cinema has pleased me since childhood"

Released in 2019,

John Wick: Parabelum

(2019), the third chapter of the avenging adventures of the rebel vigilante, had already been strong.

But in terms of American action cinema, it seems that

John Wick - Chapter 4

is always pushing the jubilation and inventiveness around the constantly reinvented combat sequences.


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