Sunday, April 14, 2013

The Four (Movie Review)

THE FOUR: (Chinese)

Location: Hong Kong/China
Genre: Costume, fantasy,Supernatural, action
Language: Chinese (with english sub)
Release date: July 12,2012
Duration:  117 mins
Directed by Gordon Chan (陳嘉上), Janet Chun (秦小珍)

The Imperial Coin cast that used to mint coins was stolen.Department Six and the Divine Constabulary(secret investigatory department sanctioned by the royal prince) is working on the case.Even though the cast was recovered.Zhuge  Zhengwo[(Right picture)guy in the middle with a beard] the leader of the Divine Constabulary told his group the stolen cast case is not yet over.

Meet the Characters:
Zhuge Zhengwo (Anthony Wong), Leader of the Divine Constabulary,He also got amazing & lethal martial art skills.There are some parts of the story in which he might know something else much more than what it's intended than others.He's a really great guy that holds the group together, tries to unite & hire the best of the best. 

Yayu,  [(Emotionless)Crystal Liu Yi Fei,] she's a cripple mind reader also known for hidden secret weapons.She might not have a lot of dialogues but whenever she spoke oh man! definitely full of wisdom & meaning! she spoke of the truth of course and because of her powers she knows & use animals such as birds as a spy.Definitely a humble kickass female character her fight scenes are awesome! Especially near the end it was EPIC! her martial art skills is quite flawless inspite of her condition. I'll ship her & Leng Lingqi XD

Leng Lingqi (Deng Chao),suspended from his constable due to breach of duty,secretly works for Lord Liu.Leng was then hired and works under the Divine Constabulary.He has a lot of character conflicts,developments and tried to hide some of his wolf like instincts. He like Yayu but can't say it but he knows she knows it due to her powers.
Yaohua (Jiang Yiyan), Leader of a warrior girl group assigned to the fourth constable.She secretly works for Lord An Shigeng & love Leng Lingqi.Her trust and loyalty is somewhat unstable in some instances but was revealed in the end.
Lord An Shigeng (Wu Xiubo), the bastard that has a lot of hidden agendas (I don't wanna state it here for it will spoil a lot of stuff for you). I hate this guy which makes him a really good antagonist.

There's definitely lots of amazing characters in this story!

Cui Lueshang [(Left)Ronald Cheng],a professional debt collector,he knows the underground market well & loves his wine he said he stayed at the Divine Constabulary & continue to work there because of it plus other perks.

Tie Youxia [(Right)Collin Chou],
one of the great martial artist.I also call him Iron man/man with an Iron fist haha! look at his cool tattoos :O

Now that you finally know some tid bits about the characters and the story let me tell you my overall reaction and movie experience...OMG! it was amazingly awesome! (you might saw it coming though haha) well it was somewhat traditionally executed but I love it the very beginning,the opening scenes with the chinese flute like music background and the bird flying around it was smooth and what I'm totally expecting for a chinese film.

The fight scenes are gorgeous! I have no idea what this whole movie is about til I watched it and I love every second of it.There's high and low points between characters,lots of hidden plots and agendas being covered and uncovered.Quite a classic & a mood changer for me.One of the best chinese films I ever saw! They say it was based on a book,classic novel I'm definitely looking forward to read it.

here's a rather profound details click this

Make sure to watch the trailer:

I highly recommend this movie ^_^
Tell me in the comments below if you've seen it? or watched it,anything feel free to share your thoughts :)

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