John Wick Kills Everyone in Parabellum

Aidan Herklotz

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When I first walked into the theater to see John Wick: Chapter 3, I had assumed that it would be the end to the series, but when I walked back to my car later that evening, I realized I was sorely mistaken. This was only the beginning. The John Wick series is far from over, and parabellum is only preparing for war. In my “expert’s” opinion, Chapter 3 is the best film in the franchise, so that means it’s had the most amazing kills, which I will attempt to go over today. Also, if you haven’t seen John Wick 3: Parabellum (or any of the John Wick films), I suggest you watch it now, for this article contains spoilers. You have been warned.

 

The best part of the John Wick films has always been the intense action and fight scenes, and Parabellum certainly has its fair share. Right from the start, John Wick (played by Keanu Reeves, by the way) is attacked, in a library of all places, by a massive assassin, played by Boban Marjanovican. Anyways, if I went through every fight scene in Parabellum, I’d be taking up 20 pages, so here are a few highlights:

  • John Wick battles several assassins in an old knife ship, where they repeatedly throw knives at each other, also hatchets.
  • John Wick kills a bunch of men by kicking them with a horse. He also engages in a motorcycle chase scene with said horse, where he kills said motorcyclists.
  • John Wick and Halle Berry kill an entire compound of mercenaries with a few bullets and 2 awesome dogs.
  • John Wick battles a bunch of heavily armored soldiers in close quarters, while men fighting with Wick are mowed down by said soldiers.
  • John Wick takes down a series of trained assassins armed with very sharp swords in an absolutely brutal fight scene ending with the comical death of the main assassin.

You may think that that list is quite long for a highlight reel, but believe me: there is much more I could’ve mentioned. Surprisingly enough, people on the internet have been cataloging Wick’s kill count. In this film alone he killed 94 people–his total kill count throughout the franchise is 297. Considering that we know that the entire franchise takes place over the course of a few weeks, and that most of Wick’s enemies in this chapter have been trained assassins, I think John Wick has a higher kill rate than automobile accidents. Now that’s impressive.

The thing I’m most worried about for Chapter 4 is him being paralyzed from taking a fall from a very tall building, or any of his various bullet wounds, but his performance throughout the rest of the franchise. How will his chopped-off pinky finger effect his knife throwing/gun shooting/assassin strangling? If Wick doesn’t get a higher kill count in Chapter 4 then any of the other iterations, I will be extremely disappointed.