Who would’ve thought that after just three movies, John Wick would be the most lethal killer in the business? Better yet, who would’ve thought Chad Stahelski and David Leitch’s 2014 revenge thriller would spawn an entire franchise? And yet, here we are, celebrating the arrival of Chapter 3 – Parabellum and all of its kick-ass action scenes.
Because make no mistake, the third (and definitely not final) chapter in Wick’s cinematic saga is a slick, expertly crafted action movie. It’s earned rare reviews ever since it blasted its way into theaters, and now that the Internet is fawning over Keanu Reeves and his on-screen hitman, the good folks at Bloody Disgusting and Rotten Tomatoes have crunched the numbers to reveal that John Wick has already killed more people than Michael Myers (140) and Jason Voorhees (157) combined. And he did so in just three movies.
Between them, Myers and Voorhees have amassed 297 kills across 20 films, and were no doubt helped by last year’s Halloween sequel. But it seems John Wick is just getting started, given the modern-day Boogeyman has already racked up 306 people in just three movies.
John Wick – 84
John Wick: Chapter 2 – 128
John Wick: Chapter 3 – 94
That’s… frightening. We all knew Keanu Reeves’ was a certified badass from the moment he swore revenge against Iosef Tarasov and his Russian goons. But by the time Parabellum rolled around, the stakes rose quite considerably; John had killed a member of the High Table, resulting in a $14 million bounty being placed on his head.
It’s part of the reason why Chapter 3 begins just as Chapter 2 ended… with John Wick sprinting out of New York with only his wit and his will to protect him. And frankly, with a body count exceeding 300 people, that’s all he really needs.