American's fascination with death and violence has always been a firm fixture in popular culture, but perhaps never more so than with the recent spat of kill count videos that have sprung up on Youtube, detailing the many deaths any iconic character has racked up. Though, it is now being noted that one of the more popular kill count videos is wrong. Dead wrong. As it turns out, John Wick killed a whole lot more people than he's being given credit for.
In the first John Wick movie, which debuted in 2014, Keanu Reeves is introduced as one of the world's greatest contract killers. He then spends two hours showing the audience why he is so feared. In the movie, he offs a lot of people, and in high fashion none the less. A previous youtube killcount video claims that John Wick killed 76 people. But, as co-director director Chad Stahelski points out, this is incorrect. The video misses a few corpses. He explains this to Empire magazine.
"That number's a little light. I saw that video, but they forgot to count the guys in the various SUVs he crashed and blew up. If you include them then it's actually 84."
So Keanu Reeves killed 8 more people than previously believed. And all because some dirtbag snuffed out his much loved dog. In terms of coming to a correct killcount for the now iconic John Wick character, it is the passengers in the SUVs that John blows up via remote that have been missed. In the movie, only two people are actually seen on screen dying as a result of these explosions, which take out three different vehicles. But according to the director, there were more people in those cars. So, there you go.
It has already been said that John Wick 2, which hits theaters this February, is much more action packed and violent, which means John Wick will surely rack up even more deaths. Though he has a long way to go to reach the all-time record held by Guardians of the Galaxy, which racked up an unprecedented 83,871 deaths to become the deadliest movie in history. It was recently reported that John Wick 3 is already in-development.