John Wick 4’s Lost Adjudicator Is A Bigger Franchise Problem
It’s been a few weeks since John Wick 4 was released, and, as usual, one of the biggest talking points has been its ad-judicator, J.B. Dix. While many people have criticizedcriticized the lack of diversity in Hollywood casting, J.B. Dix’s role in the movie feels like an even bigger problem. Dix is the only black character in the movie and plays a small but pivotal role in the plot. While his presence is thankfully not tokenism, seeing a more diverse cast for such an important role would have been nice. What do you think? Is this franchise issue justifiable, or does it warrant further attention? Let us know in the comments below!
John Wick 2 & 3 Were Grand Steps Forward
The first John Wick was a great movie, and I am so happy that Lionsgate decided to make a sequel. The second John Wick was not as good as the first, but it wasn’t bad. However, the third John Wick was a big step forward, and it’s one of my favourite movies this year.
The biggest improvement in the third John Wick is that it feels more like a complete story instead of just two parts. The action is also more consistent from beginning to end, making the movie more cohesive. I also liked how they introduced some new characters who played an important role in the plot.
However, one thing that could have been improved is the movie’s overall pacing. It sometimes felt a bit too slow, and this detracted from its overall quality. Nevertheless, John Wick 3 is still an excellent movie, and I recommend checking it out if you’re a fan of action films.
Why John Wick 4 Can Always Be A Little LGBTQ+
When it announced that the fourth instalment in the John Wick series would be without its original adjudicator, many LGBTQ+ fans of the movie were concerned. While John Wick 3 had some LGBTQ+ moments, the lack of an LGBTQ+ adjudicator in the fourth instalment could signal a decreased focus on this community within the film. However, there are several reasons why John Wick 4 can still be a little LGBTQ+-focused despite not having its original adjudicator.
First and foremost, Keanu Reeves has spoken out about his support for LGBT+ rights. In an interview with Metro UK in 2019, Reeves spoke about his admiration for Ellen DeGeneres and recounted how he was “devastated” when she came out as gay in 1997. It indicates that he is open to including LGBT+ content within his films, even if there is no direct representation of this community. Additionally, director Chad Stahelski has said that he wants to ensure that all of John Wick’s characters are “humanizedhumanized” and given agency within the film. It means that regardless of whether or not one can specifically identify as LGBTQ+, they will still be well-treated by the filmmakers.
Finally, it is important to remember that queer people have been involved throughout the history of action cinema. For example, Jean Claude Van Damme starred in Bloodsport and Kickboxer, which feature queer scenes and characters prominently. It demonstrates that portraying queer content does
What is John Wick 4?
John Wick: Chapter 4 is the fourth instalment in the action film series directed by Chad Stahelski. It was written by Derek Kolstad and John Wick, co-director David Leitch, and stars Keanu Reeves, Halle Berry, Laurence Fishburne, Mark Strong, Jessica Alba, Lance Reddick, and Ian McShane.
In John Wick: Chapter 4, the titular character is forced to go on the run after a former gang member seeks revenge. He teams up with a new ally to take down his enemies.