No Wife, No Dog, No Home. You Have Nothing, John. Vengeance Is All You Have Left!
The highly anticipated “John Wick 4,” starring Keanu Reeves, made its much-anticipated debut this year, featuring Reeves’ return as the renowned hitman set on avenging the wrongs of the High Table. In the world of the John Wick series, a retired assassin is reignited into a world of violence after his car is stolen and a puppy gifted to him by his late wife is killed. Constantly on the move to survive and eliminate his targets, Wick is determined to seek revenge against the powerful High Table.
“When Helen died, I lost everything. Until that dog arrived on my doorstep. A final gift from my wife. In that moment I received some semblance of hope. An opportunity to grieve unalone. And your son took that from me…stole that from me…killed that from me! People keep asking if I’m back. And I haven’t really had an answer. But now, yeah, I’m thinking’ I’m back!”
With the John Wick series staged in the 1970s, we have carefully selected design elements and products that seamlessly blend with movie series and can craft a modern narrative.
1. Continental’s Location
A suit doesn’t make a man; it’s what’s inside the suit that counts – resourcefulness and perhaps an open heart,” Winston continues, adding, “This is more than vengeance; this is justice,” as he assumes control of the notorious ‘The Continental’ hotel, renowned as a sanctuary for assassins.
The outer facade of the Continental was captured on film at the distinctive flatiron-shaped Beaver Building located at 1 Wall Street Court in Manhattan’s Financial District.
Apart from the facade, the entrance hall of the Continental is the sole setting featured in every John Wick film to date. Situated approximately half a mile from the Beaver Building, these scenes were shot in the lobby of the Cunard Building at 25 Broadway.
2. John Wick’s Ride
I become dangerous when focused!
In Chapter 4 of John Wick, the car he drives is a 1971 Plymouth Barracuda, a part of the Barracuda’s third generation, manufactured by Chrysler from 1964 to 1974. The 1971 model is renowned for its distinctive front grille divided into six sections resembling barracuda fish teeth. Alongside its updated aesthetics, the 1971 Plymouth Barracuda offered an impressive eight engine options, spanning from the 125 bhp six-cylinder to the remarkable 425 bhp 426 Hemi V8.
Imagine Keanu seeking vengeance while driving these sleek vehicles.
Audi introduces the “activesphere,” a unique crossover merging Audi Sportback’s elegance, SUV practicality, and off-road capability, driven by the PPE modular system. With an electric drive, quick-charging tech, 600+ km range, and zero local emissions, it embodies sustainability, dynamics, and long-distance capabilities of modern EVs.
Would you like to witness your favorite hitman behind the wheel of a futuristic sedan capable of shifting through 32 colors, akin to a chameleon?
Unveiled at CES 2023, the futuristic concept car aims to transform the driving experience and creates a stronger bond between people and cars. The sedan stands out as it can switch between colors and change its looks by using color-changing E-ink technology. Also, while welcoming the driver into the vehicle, an image of the driver’s avatar can be projected onto the side windows!
3. His Two-Wheeled Avenger
Don’t confuse my personality with my attitude….My personality is who I am. My attitude depends on who you are…
The “John Wick: Chapter 4” movie showcases Aprilia Tuono.
Hugo Eccles, known for collaborations with Nike, TAG Heuer, Ford, and LG, unveils the UMC-063 XP Zero by Untitled Motorcycles, after seven years of development. This custom electric bike, derived from the Zero SR/F, melds retro-futuristic style with aviation nuances. Its 82 kW motor, powered by a 15.2 kWh battery pack, delivers 110 hp and 146 ft-lbs of torque, reaching 124 mph and 0-60 mph in 3.7 seconds. The UMC-063 XP Zero’s design, performance, and customization options are now available for orders.
Hyperscooters, akin to hypercars in the e-scooter world, exude performance. Dragonfly electric scooters feature four wheels, offering stability on rugged terrain. The patented Full-Tilt Steering System makes control intuitive. With dual 550W motors, speeds of 25 mph (40 km/h), and a 49.7-mile (80 km) range, safety is upheld via dual wishbone suspension and hydraulic damped spring suspensions. Dragonfly Hydroscooter offers two variants: urban-friendly standard and adventure-focused Dragonfly X. Both combine style and power.
4. Let me Finish My Drink!
Also known as a brandy snifter, brandy glass, brandy bowl, or a cognac glass, snifter is a short-stemmed glass with a wide bottom and a relatively narrow top. It is primarily used for serving aged brown liquors such as bourbon, brandy, and whisky.
5. Embracing the Night Mood
In Chapter 4, the majority of its intricate sequences unfold against the nighttime backdrop, with these illuminations capturing the enchantment of the John Wick series.
“Solti” by Northern Lights is crafted from Georgian brass and paired with meticulously crafted clear fluted glass, resulting in a compelling and impactful design.
In harmony with its source of inspiration, the lamp ignites through candlelight, initiating a luminous flow resembling currents that cascade towards illuminating the lamp’s cube-shaped ends. Captivating and deeply connected to its origins, this lamp promises to evoke a sense of awe in all who encounter its mesmerizing presence.
Made in Czechoslovakia, this chandelier features glass, lacquered metal, and brass components with an aged patina that has been re-polished.
6. Vintage Glamour
The iconic Chesterfield sofa is characterized by equally high, rolled arms mirroring the back’s height. Typically draped in rich leather or velvet, its notable charm emanates from deep button tufting.
7. Weaving Elegance into John Wick’s World
Introduce vintage elegance using this exquisite Green Gold Wallpaper, featuring details for a luxurious touch.
8. A Slice of Lethal Style
You stabbed the devil in the back and forced him back into the life he had just left.
Weighing just 4.5 oz (127g), Tekto F3 Charlie boasts a 3.8-inch drop-point blade, inspired by hunting knives, for precision piercing, scraping, and slicing. G10 fiberglass handle strikes a balance between size and control. Deploy swiftly with button lock and finger flipper—perfect for tactical use. Resilient D2 steel blade features a titanium finish for enduring strength.
Experience swift precision with the Tekto F2 Bravo tactical knife. Its D2 steel drop point blade, propelled by durable ceramic ball bearings, ensures efficient cutting. The minimalist Forged Carbon and G10 handle, featuring titanium accents, offers lightweight durability without compromising comfort. Weighing 68g, this knife empowers you to tackle tasks confidently and swiftly. The F2 Bravo seamlessly combines power and aesthetics for a high-end tool.
9. Capturing John Wick’s Universe through the Lens
Xiaomi 12S Ultra Concept flaunts an audacious camera bump with dual 1-inch sensors. Resembling its predecessor, this conceptual smartphone notably accommodates a sizable Leica lens, blurring the smartphone and professional camera distinction. Despite omitting one camera, the centrally located periscope lens, the phone’s innovation lies in the two 1-inch CMOS sensors within the bump.
10. How It All Began with A Puppy!
All of this for what, because of a puppy? John Wick : It wasn’t just a puppy.
Wicked Egg is a dual-purpose pet toy and reward system. It holds treats in its upper cavity, promoting obedience training by dispensing treats for pet actions. Designed for use when the pet parent is away, it provides stimulation and engagement, enhancing your pet’s development and fun.
John, I’m sorry I can’t be there for you. But you still need something, someone to love, so start with this. Because the car doesn’t count. I love you, John. This illness has loomed over us for a long time and now that I have found my peace, find yours. Until that day, your best friend, Helen.” – Helen
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