In John Wick: Chapter 4, Keanu Reeves played John Wick once again, but don’t anticipate him to speak anything. According to a Wall Street Journal story, Wick said exactly how many words throughout the movie, despite the fact that there was a lot more to watch than hear.
Reeves only speaks 380 words in the whole 169-minute fourth edition of the John Wick series, which was directed by Chad Stahelski. Wick’s dialogue is almost one-third single words, such as “Sure.”According to the Wall Street Journal, “Mr. Reeves said a total of 484 words in the first installment, clocking in at 101 minutes.” “With a run time of 169 minutes, the fourth movie pushes three hours but features just 380 words by Wick. About 10% of them are featured in the movie’s trailer, which makes the hero seem almost chatty; Wick says more in that 2.5 minute clip than he does in the first 25 minutes of the movie itself.”
Because “Mr. Reeves stripped out roughly half the dialogue written for his character in the initial script,” according to Stahelski, Wick doesn’t have a lot of dialogue.
The longest piece of conversation that Reeves has is in a moment with co-star Hiroyuki Sanada, who plays Shimazu Koji where Wick says, “You and I left a nice life behind a long time ago, my friend.”
Despite the lack of dialogue, audiences are responding well to John Wick: Chapter 4 at the box office. The movie debuted to a record-breaking $73.5M domestically and $137.5M globally.