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67% Of People Agree That This Is The Best Keanu Reeves Franchise

Put some respect on the name — Keanu Reeves is a legend. 

In addition to churning out one memorable performance after the next, Reeves is also just one of the nicest guys in Hollywood. Stories of how he goes out of his way to lend a helping hand frequently go viral — like the story of the time Reeves assisted a pre-fame Octavia Spencer when her car broke down in Hollywood. When it comes to big-name stars, you want them to be as nice and cool in real-life as they are in the movies, and Keanu Reeves is about as nice and cool as you can get. 

His calm, collected demeanor no doubt played a part in him having roles in some of the most iconic movies of the last few years. While many actors are lucky to get involved with one franchise, Reeves has had the lead in multiple over his illustrious career. The Matrix film series re-invented what was possible within the science-fiction genre, while John Wick raised the bar for action movies. Those are some pretty big films to choose between, but we here at Looper wanted to know which franchise fans think is the better of the two.  

To obtain the results we craved, Looper conducted a survey asking whether The Matrix or John Wick reigns supreme amongst Reeves fans. Fans from around the globe chimed in, and with over 200,000 votes, we have an answer.

Fans think the best Keanu Reeves franchise is John Wick

Based on the results of Looper's surveyJohn Wick is the fan-favorite franchise, earning 67% of the vote. 

After reading some of the comments, it's clear a lot of responders considered the quality of the individual films in each franchise when deciding which of the two was better on the whole. One fan summed it up well by writing, "If it was just the first movies, then Matrix would win. However, all of the John Wick [movies] were consistently great, while The Matrix 1 was awesome, but the sequels were terrible." 

The Matrix helped catapult Reeves' career to new heights, but there's no denying John Wick's immense popularity and influence within the modern action film landscape. Plus, if any action hero was going to take down Neo, it'd be Wick. 

John Wick kicks off the franchise by showing the titular character as a former hitman whose wife recently passed away. When a group of men break into his home and kill his dog, the last gift John's wife gave him, he sets out for bloody revenge. The sequels – John Wick: Chapter 2 and John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum – focus on the fallout from his actions as he dives deeper and deeper into the seedy underworld he previously fought hard to escape.

Interestingly enough, audiences will be able to dive back into both franchises in the near future. The Matrix 4 is currently in production, while another installment in the John Wick franchise also getting underway. While the films were originally set to come out on the same day (May 21, 2021), they've both been pushed back due to delays from the COVID-19 pandemic. The Matrix 4 is now scheduled to premiere on December 22, 2021, and John Wick 4 will arrive in theaters on May 27, 2022. 

Fans' opinions on which of the two is the best franchise may change once the fourth chapters of each come out, so perhaps we'll have to do this survey again in 2022.