Matrix 4 vs John Wick 4: Neo and John Wick are two of Keanu Reeves's most popular roles, but one of them is clearly better
In May 2021, we shall be witness to a battle unlike any the world has ever seen. Two heroes, two blockbuster franchises, and one man to play them all.
With 'The Matrix 4' and 'John Wick 4' scheduled for release on the same day, Keanu Reeves fans are practically bursting with excitement. People have already begun declaring May 21 Keanu Reeves Day and we're totally up for it. For the first time ever, the 'Matrix' franchise's Neo and the titular hero of 'John Wick' are going to be in theaters at the same time. What could be more amazing?
But while we're sure the true fans are going to watch both films, the biggest question on our minds is which of these insanely cool heroes is better. After all, they're both Keanu so which Keanu is more Keanu than all other Keanus?
Well, it is a tough contest. Both characters have shown the ability to overcome any foe they may face and considering how different their worlds are, an actual fight between the characters would be highly unlikely. Not impossible, just too complicated to actually pull off.
However, if we're just comparing the characters, then there's really only one that we can accept as our number one Keanu Reeves character and that has to be John Wick.
Sure, Neo is essentially a god. He's capable of superhuman feats, practically bending reality itself to his will while within the Matrix. But for all his powers, John Wick scores over Neo precisely because he isn't a god. There's nothing superhuman about the assassin, his abilities or his motivations but that just makes his accomplishments all the more impressive.
Sure, at the end of the day he might just be a very, very passionate dog lover but as much as we love Neo, we love John more. Though ultimately, that just means we love Keanu Reeves above all.
Keanu Reeves Day is coming with 'The Matrix 4' and 'John Wick 4' arriving in theaters on May 21, 2021.