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John Wick: Chapter 4's Stunt Coordinator Gave Keanu Reeves High Praise For His Work Behind The Wheel

If "John Wick" has proven anything, it's that you shouldn't mess with someone's dog, and Keanu Reeves is one of the best action stars ever. When audiences believed high-octane action-oriented movies were a thing of the past, Reeves stepped in, revitalizing the genre with "John Wick." After starring in movies like "The Matrix" and "Point Break," the 50-year-old actor proved he's still got plenty in the tank.

"John Wick" set itself apart from other action movies of the 2010s and 2020s in its absurdly well-developed fight choreography. With each subsequent sequel, the franchise continues to outdo itself, and fans cannot get enough of the impressive stunts. The first movie kept things relatively simple, pitting Reeves' Wick against an army of Russian gangsters. "John Wick: Chapter 2" takes the story internationally, upping the action with an intense motorcycle chase through New York City, mimicking Reeves' real-life obsession with the vehicles. If the vehicular stunts — and an incredible subway shootout with Common — weren't enough for fans, "Chapter 3" brought in the dogs. The incorporation of animals in the already action-packed series proves that the "John Wick" stunt team is in a league of its own. 

The trend continues with "Chapter 4," which brings in action movie legends Donnie Yen and Hiroyuki Sanada to take on Reeves. The new cast additions aren't the only thing the "John Wick" team added for "Chapter 4," as the stunt team made it a point to bring back the muscle cars that have been long absent in the series. More cars mean that Reeves is back behind the wheel, and what he was able to do while driving left the stunt team in awe.

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The stunts in "John Wick: Chapter 4" are on full display in a special feature released by Lionsgate. Stunt coordinator Scott Rogers and star Keanu Reeves appear in the video, giving fans a peak behind the curtain on how the team brings some of the franchise's biggest stunts to life — including all the preparation that went into the movie's massive car stunt around the Arc de Triomphe.

"We tore all the doors off and lost the windshield," Rogers said. "You're going to do a reverse 180, and you gotta shoot a gun, and you gotta reload. He [Reeves] actually started getting too good in the car. We've shot some stuff that pushes 'John Wick' to the limit." The entire time the stunt coordinator praises Reeves' performance and dedication behind the wheel, the video shows clips of the actor training for the stunt sequence, proving that no one in the industry is like him. It's clear that Reeves has a passion for the action featured in "John Wick," and he seems to be having a lot of fun perfecting the stunts. "We're smashing people, hitting people. It's just amazing," the actor said.

In an interview with Total Film, Reeves promised that "Chapter 4" has the most action out of any of the previous movies, calling it "the hardest physical role I've ever had in my career." As for the driving sequences, Reeves assured fans that the team also leveled those up. "There's 180s, forward-into-reverse 180s, reverse into-forward 270s, drifting," he told the magazine. "So it was really fun to get a chance to learn those skills, and to play."