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Emotionless has left Six Doors, as has Cold Blood, who has decided to investigate the death of Lord Bu on his own. The departure of two of the four constables has effectively left Six Doors defunct. At this time, trouble begins to brew in the Imperial Palace as Emperor Huizong plans to travel incognito to the outside world. When he is almost assassinated and subsequently disappears, Cold Blood, Emotionless, Iron Hands and Life Snatcher must band together once again under Master Zhuge to save the empire from a massive conspiracy.Written by
As the third and final part in a series of films, anyone who decides to watch this one first will be pretty bewildered as to who's who and what motivates each character. Clearly then, as a stand-alone film, this wouldn't work.
Unfortunately, poor screen writing (or maybe translations - though, they seemed professional enough), didn't really do this film a great deal of justice either, as some excellent directing and photography are let down by what seemed like coincidences and a lack of suspense in a plot that could have had it by the bucket-load.
As with Parts I & II, the acting is good even if the dialogue is left wanting, and the action is well done - yet nothing we haven't seen before - with the CGI, for the most part, being on a Hollywood level.
I suppose what I'm getting at is that The Four 3 ticks all the boxes for a summer blockbuster-type film, but unfortunately, it also ticks that "Totally disposable entertainment" category, meaning that you'll probably only see it because you've already watched the other two, but it won't leave any kind of lasting impression.
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