Keanu Reeves captured audiences around the world in the third installment of John Wick. In the third film, John Wick is on the run from assassins in part to a $14 million reward for his death. Halle Berry stars in the film as her acting once again has captured audiences. While Keanu Reeves starred in the movie, Halle Berry added a familiar yet refreshing performance that appealed to audiences everywhere. Berry has been an action film fan favorite since the ’90s and seeing her back on the big screen in a role that very few Hollywood actresses could pull off, reminded viewers of her presence in the film industry. The action chemistry that flowed between Reeves and Berry was seamless and gripping.
Halle Berry was not messing around when she signed up to take this role. It required fearlessness, intensity, commitment, and grit. Halle Berry stars as an ally to John Wick. Berry revealed she broke three ribs while training for her fight scenes. Among the pain that she endured from her injury, her training schedule was regimented and intense, including several hours of cardio five days a week, rigorous martial arts instruction, and hours of practicing gunplay. Not just a pretty face, Berry’s physical performance was extremely impressive. Dogs were also included in several fight scenes throughout the film, and the actors and actresses had to work with dogs and trainers to get each scene correct. Wick’s ally, Sofie (Berry), and her dogs came to John Wicks defense throughout the film. Halle Berry is the embodiment of the phrase “age is just a number.” While 52-years-old, she does not look it or act like it. She gave 110% to her work, especially in terms of the physical commitment it took to prepare for the role. At any age that commitment and sacrifice could be off-putting and reason to hesitate, but not for Halle Berry. She is a respected Hollywood actress, and it is always inspiring to see actresses continue to grow and diversify their roles. While many actresses peaked in the ’90s, it doesn’t seem like much is going to hold Berry back from taking on new and thrilling roles. Almost thirty years later, her commitment and comeback make her more likable than ever. Her manager, Vincent Cirrincione, met her in the ’80s when she was an eager and budding actress. The two crossed paths at a performing arts seminar, and he thought she would be a perfect fit for a role that he happened to be trying to find a match for. Over the years they worked together, Cirrincione has advocated for Berry and worked hard to get her roles that would display her versatile and natural talent. Some of her most prominent roles were featured in Jungle Fever and Dorothy Dandridge. When Berry starred as the Bond girl in Die Another Day, she hit a new point in her career she could only have dreamed of when crossing paths with Cirrincione in 1980 at an acting seminar.
John Wick was filmed all over the world including New York City, Montreal, and Morocco. The numbers that resulted from the opening weekend revealed how big of a success the movie was.. The original movie had a $14.4 million dollar opening weekend. Chapter Two in the series had a $30.4 million opening weekend. Overseas, the movie took in $92.2 million in its first week. John Wick Parabellum did better in the box office on its opening weekend than the previous two movies of the series. The cast and previous movies pulled people into the theatres in droves, and the response of viewers was overwhelmingly positive. And due to the positive response, it has been reported that a fourth movie is in the works and to be released on May 21, 2021.
With the momentum that continues to grow with each John Wick film, surely anticipation will grow as the release date grows nearer for the fourth installment of the series. With an all-star cast, fine-tuned fight scenes that produce by blood, sweat, and tears, and a plot that keeps viewers gripped until the very end, the bar is set pretty high for this next movie. However, with a cast that includes the likes of Keanu Reeves and Halle Berry, audiences already have a pretty good idea of what they are signed up for.