In the pantheon of great action heroes, John Wick is a bit different from the rest. He’s not virtually invincible, he doesn’t take time to flex his inhumanly-large muscles, and he certainly isn’t a talker. While he has spoken more in previous “John Wick” movies, he has never been one for long, drawn-out dialogue sequences or snappy comebacks. The most you get out of him is a quote like “Yeah, I’m thinking I’m back,” or the “Matrix” callback that he needs “Guns, lots of guns,” and that’s just fine. Besides, in all honestly, “John Wick” movies are all about the action anyway.
There’s no doubt that the story behind the “John Wick” franchise is strong and that the lore has become increasingly deep. At the same time, when folks buy a ticket to these features, they do so because they wanna see the Baba Yaga tear through low-level criminals and engage in astonishing fights with skilled assassins. After all, one of the hallmarks of the “John Wick” saga has been its use of gun-fu: a practical cinematic fighting style that blends hand-to-hand combat with the strategic use of firearms. To put it simply, John Wick’s actions speak much louder than his words, so why waste time having him talk when that time could instead be spent on hard-hitting action?