Brutal and beautiful, Keanu Reeves film is a visceral masterpiece

Keanu Reeves is back as the dreaded Baba Yaga in John Wick 4

once again going on killing sprees as he battles his way to the High Table. The film introduces brand new allies and foes for him.

The film is an extravaganza chock-full of brutal violence, awesome stunt-work, and, most surprising of all, a heart and an emotional core.

This time around, the film serves up a fresh set of allies and foes, each with their own unique brand of cool.

Leading the pack of bad guys is Bill Skarsgård's Marquis Vincent de Gramont, a member of the High Table and the perfect foil to John. While our beloved protagonist abides by the assassin code of honour that this underworld operates by,

De Gramont is all about flouting the rules whenever it suits him. While John had to earn his place through sheer skill and ability, De Gramont only got in because of his celebrated heritage.

John is a man of few words. De Gramont on the other hand makes grand pronouncements like (I am paraphrasing, mind you) how those who believe in second chances have failed.

Shamier Anderson plays a bounty hunter calling himself Nobody with a cute and fierce canine emotional support animal companion with a penchant of chomping down men where it hurts the most: in the crotch. 

Nobody often helps John get out of scrapes but not out of any goodness of his heart.