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The Four (2012)

Si da ming bu (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Crime, Fantasy | 12 July 2012 (Hong Kong)
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A government department known as the Six Panels appoints their best officer to infiltrate a special force called the Divine Constabulary, to ensure their way in stopping the circulation of counterfeit coin currency in the capital.

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Gordon Chan, Janet Chun
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Chao Deng ... Leng Lingqi (Coldblood) (as Deng Chao)
Yifei Liu ... Shong Yayu (Emotionless) (as Liu Yi Fei)
Ronald Cheng ... Cui Lueshang (Life Snatcher)
Collin Chou ... Tie Yourda (Iron Hands)
Anthony Chau-Sang Wong ... Zhuge Zhenwo (as Anthony Wong)
Xiubo Wu Xiubo Wu ... An Shigeng - The God of Wealth (as Wu Xiu Bo)
Taishen Cheng Taishen Cheng ... Sheriff King (as Cheng Tai Shen)
Yiyan Jiang Yiyan Jiang ... Ji Yaohua (as Jiang Yi Yan)
Anna Fang ... Butterfly
Ryu Kohata Ryu Kohata ... Avalanche
Sheren Tang ... Aunt Foise
Waise Lee ... Prince
Bei-Er Bao ... Big Wolf (as Bao Bei Er)
Emma Wu ... Ding Dong (as Wu Ying Jie)
Chi Miao ... Guts
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A government department known as the Six Panels appoints their best officer to infiltrate a special force called the Divine Constabulary, to ensure their way in stopping the circulation of counterfeit coin currency in the capital.

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Action | Crime | Fantasy

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Country:

China

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

12 July 2012 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Os Quatro See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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And a 4's about right...
16 January 2015 | by grandmastersikSee all my reviews

Based loosely on the Chinese X-men-meets-wuxia comic, Four Constables, upon being impressed by their Capcom-style bar fight, the benevolent Professor X-type character recruits two CGI-enhanced fighters to join his team of ultra-top secret police as they hunt for the criminal mastermind behind a money-counterfeiting ring.

Maybe some of you had to read the above sentence twice. Unfortunately, the film isn't in any way as clear, as the jumbled mess of a plot isn't something that requires attention to comprehend, rather, it just skips along from part A to C and hopes that no-one will mind.

But that's not The Four's biggest problem.

Seemingly convinced that if Hollywood can get away with shallow, green-screened action turds, they can too, the producers blatantly insult viewers by compiling a film they obviously thought nobody would have anything to moan about as long as it looked good. And, to their credit, it did look good.

So, if you like soulless entertainment thinly veiled as a film (something which requires plot and character development components to really work), then you may just find this worthy of your time; if, however, you're looking for something that won't leave you scratching your head or wondering why there are a million characters when none of them have anything remotely interesting going on, you've been warned.


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