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John Wick: Hollywood petition on gun violence spark furious debate. What changes will there be on the film? | Here daily

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John Wick is the hit movie series starring Keanu Reeves, which will soon see the release of a sensational new chapter. But the appearance of one petition it could change some papers in order and modify the imprint of the film.

“Considering there have been over 250 other mass shootings so far this year, it’s an almost incomprehensible tragedy,” reads the petition circulating in the US creative community. “Something needs to be done. “

Bill Maher, comedian and TV host, as part of his grueling campaign against all the things “for which you wake up at the last”, reflected on Hollywood’s responsibilities in the wake of the mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas. “A studio spent $ 10 million to remove Kevin Spacey from a movie,” she said. “But when it comes to the unbridled romanticization of gun violencea petition is made ”.

Judd Apatow, Mark Ruffalo, Julianne Moore and Amy Schumer were among those who supported the campaign for change the way industry deals with the weapons and the destruction they cause. The letter is definitely something. They are several things. And, as we have already heard, something needs to be done.

“We will do one conscious effort to show blocking characters their guns safely and make them inaccessible to children“, it is read. There is a bit of a snuff about being “aware of gun violence on screen”. If the industry pays attention, it “will model gun safety best practices.”

The letter comes closest to the old Hollywood production code, the infamous restrictions that have imposed Christian morality for more than 30 years. In one passage it is suggested that the films “will show consequences for the reckless use of weapons”.

Think Howard Hawks forced to add “The Shame of the Nation” to the Scarface title in 1932. The next film in Keanu Reeves’ hilarious avenging sequence will be “John Wick: and how not to resolve conflicts“?

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John Wick, Keanu Reeves in a scene from the film

The changes on the films and the upcoming release of John Wick

Obviously the matter is serious, but the fact that it is films or video games that encourage violence and the use of weapons leaves a bit stunned. In fact, several studies have been conducted to evaluate effects of the violence shown on the screensbut there is still no unambiguous opinion on the matter.

To be fair, the letter addresses a lot of subsequent objections from people who hadn’t actually read it. Reasonably it can be noted that Hong Kong, home to the world’s most violent cinema, has never had a similar problem with random shootings and such unprecedented violence.

“Only America has an epidemic of gun violence,” the text reads before blaming the “lax gun laws”. So the speech revolves around itself and underlines: “We didn’t cause the problem, but we want to help fix it“. How to show John Wick Will closing the gun after wiping out half of New York help tighten gun laws?

Here, this is the question that many have asked themselves in recent days. So the new John Wick movie which will see the light in 2023, according to the latest rumors, what it will bring us?

Keanu Reeves will often have to put the safety on and off his gun before settling accounts with the “bad guys”. And maybe it will be a bit repetitive. In the meantime, we just have to wait for new updates on the petition and the changes that Hollywood will bring to its products.

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