Keanu Reeves is again to be seen in the role of John Wick in John Wick: Chapter 4, but the actor will not be speaking much. A Wall Street Journal report enumerated every word Wick said during the film and he didn’t seem to have much to say, but there was plenty to see.
The fourth part of the John Wick saga lasts 169 minutes and Reeves speaks only 380 words throughout the film, directed by Chad Stahelski. Almost one-third of Wick’s dialogue consists of a single word like “yes”. “In the first part, with an input of 101 minutes, Reeves spoke a total of 484 words,” WSJ reported.
“At 169 minutes, the fourth film jumps forward three hours but only contains 380 words from Wick. About 10% of these appear in the movie trailer, making the hero seem almost garrulous; he is only seen speaking for a 2.5-minute clip than in the first 25 minutes of the film itself.”
Stahelski revealed that Wick doesn’t have much dialogue because “Mr.Reeves trimmed about half of the dialogue written for his character in the original script.” Reeves’ longest line of dialogue comes in a scene with co-star Hiroyuki Sanada, who plays Shimazu Koji, in which Wick says, “You and I left the good life a long time ago, my friend.” (Deadline)
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Despite the lack of dialogue, audiences respond well to John Wick: Chapter 4 at the box office. The film opened with a franchise record of $73.5 million and a worldwide debut of $137.