This review was written during the 2023 WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes. Without the labor of the writers and actors currently on strike, the series being covered here wouldn’t exist.The John Wick franchise has become the pinnacle of modern American action. This kicked off with rather humble beginnings as the first film introduced us to a retired hitman who is forced to come out of retirement to seek revenge for the theft of his car and the killing of his puppy which was a gift from his late wife. Yet, over time, it has grown to something far greater than that initial premise. The John Wick franchise has become an action delight with its stylish action sequences set in iconic locations around the world. More than that, they’ve revitalized Keanu Reeves’ career and ushered in a renaissance for the actor.
The Continental, a John Wick spin-off series, follows Winston’s origin story, but does this franchise need Keanu Reeves? Read on for our review.