It is the age-old maxim of numerous style movies: When you do not see a physique, that character (in all probability) ain’t lifeless. In “Chapter 4,” the climactic duel to the demise ends with the “boastful a**gap” Marquis outwitted one ultimate time as a mortally wounded Wick vegetation a bullet squarely between the eyes of his foe. Granted absolution from the Excessive Desk and all of its obligations as a part of the phrases of this deal, he walks away a free man and asks Winston to take him “house” … earlier than he stumbles to the bottom, sees one ultimate imaginative and prescient of his beloved spouse Helen, and … that is it. That is our ultimate glimpse of John Wick.
However, once more, is that this real proof that he is actually lifeless and gone?
Clearly, the one reply that issues is that director Chad Stahelski selected to strategy Wick’s destiny in such a manner for a great cause. The query of future sequels stays considerably up within the air, however that is hardly a main concern when watching the story within the right here and now. Within the confines of the movie’s textual content, John is confronted again and again with the futility of his one-man mission to kill, nicely, principally everybody. “The place does this finish?” he is requested by shut confidant Winston at an important juncture. Probably the most becoming reply, because it seems, may very nicely be that it ends along with his personal demise … or, at the least, that of his murderer id.
Is it doable that John Wick, the Baba Yaga, needed to die in order that John Wick, the person who as soon as escaped this life to cool down as a civilian, may dwell as soon as extra? That is actually a sound interpretation. However whether or not he is six toes beneath or fortunately retired, it appears sure that John’s gunslinger days are over.