So you brought nunchucks to a shootout, huh? If you’re a mere mortal, that might be a problem. If you’re John Wick, it’s just another day at the office. At the start of “John Wick: Chapter 4,” a massive siege against the Japan-based Hotel Continental demands a bit of improvisation from our eponymous hero. Attacked by the best and most fearsome foes employed by the High Table (not to mention Donnie Yen’s killer, Caine), Wick finds himself in the fight for his life, fending off wave after wave of assassins with all that is. at hand – including double-wielding his own rifle and, of course, nunchucks. As dazzling as the extended fight sequence that follows is, it only scratches the surface of how much effort Reeves, director Chad Stahelski-led stunt performers and action gurus must have poured into this part of the film. .
Previous videos have covered the details of filming this nunchuck-heavy fight but, thanks to Lionsgate, we’ve now received our most in-depth look yet. The special report, aptly titled ‘Keanu’s Nunchucks’, details some fun details like how it was modeled after the famous Bruce Lee movie ‘Enter the Dragon’ or that it took a huge six months training for Reeves to familiarize himself with the deadly weapon. As he himself says ironically:
“The only thing Chad had in mind was that he had nunchucks. But it couldn’t just be nunchucks. It had to be, ‘Nunchucks, but how do you use them with a gun? ‘”
Balancing nunchucks with established fighting techniques like judo and jiu-jitsu And a weapon at the same time? That’s movie magic, baby.
“John Wick: Chapter 4” is currently available for purchase on 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray.