To put it simply, John Wick is a talkative man. According to a Wall Street Journal report, Wick indicated exactly how many words he said during the film, despite the fact that there was much more to see than hear.
The famed assassin speaks only 380 words and 103 lines of speech in “John Wick: Chapter 4,” which runs for 169 minutes and is nearly three hours long. In the sequel, around one-third of Reeves’ lines are made up of only one word.
Mr. Reeves said a total of 484 words in the first segment, clocking up at 101 minutes, according to the Wall Street Journal.
With a running time of 169 minutes, the fourth movie is almost three hours long, but Wick only says 380 words. About 10% of them are in the trailer, which makes the hero seem like he’s talking. This snippet, which is only 2.5 minutes long, contains more of Wick’s dialogue than the first 25 minutes of the film combined.
The lack of conversation in John Wick is on purpose. According to John Wick: Chapter 4 director Chad Stahelski, Reeves stripped out almost half the dialogue offered for his character in the initial draughts. For example, when John Wick and the villainous Marquis de Gramont (Bill Skarsgrd) are negotiating the terms of their duel, Wick is granted 50% of the conversation. Reeves adjusted the dialogue so that John Wick only uses a few one-word responses in the scenario, such as “pistol” and “no quarter.
Wick says, You and I left a good life behind a long time ago, my friend, in a scene with co-star Hiroyuki Sanada, who plays Shimazu Koji, which is Reeves’ longest line of dialogue.
Despite the lack of dialogue, John Wick: Chapter 4 is performing well at the box office. The film launched to a record-breaking $73.5 million domestically and $137.5 million globally.