At first reading, you’d probably find the name of the movie “THE FOUR 2″ a hard act to follow.
The clear definition is, “THE FOUR” refers to 4 heroic constables dated eons ago.
It’s pure classical fiction, of course.
The figure “2″ promises a sequel, so be alert for a cliffhanger and you can be assured part 3 is somewhere in production.
“THE FOUR 2″ is everything what an intriguing thriller should be for avid fans of Chinese whodunits.
What’s more, it’s an ancient wuxia (swordfighting) fable.
Off the record, the mood-and-tone of “THE FOUR 2″ highlights a mixed bag of Asian sleuthing along the fine line of the fictional modern detective Hercule Poirot (West) and the famed novelist Gu Lung with his imaginary stable of fantasy heroes. (East).
It is based on a best-seller by Woon Swee Oan.
The four constables are established with the ridiculous names such as: Emotionless (Crystal Liu Yifei), Iron Hands (Collin Chou) Life Snatcher (Ronald Cheng) and ColdBlood (Deng Chao).
Each is trained in his own school of super power.
When the four constables of the Divine Constabulary investigate a mysterious murder in the suburbs, they unexpectedly stumble on clues leading to the murder of Emotionless’s family 15 years ago.
While investigating the case, these constables uncover facts about their own hideous pasts and secrets they want hidden.
But by delving deep, they would have to choose between past grudges affecting their new lives at the Divine Constabulary.
A series of bloody assassinations confront them as the story unfolds.
And even if they are able to survive this storm, you bet, there’s another looming over the horizon.
The film is an implosive wuxia drama and this is a follow-up to the first one that explores the merciless kill-or-be-killed world of the wuxia world.
“THE FOUR 2″ is an high energy thriller by Gordon Chan that delivers from start to finish.
Aside the splendid cinematography and glorious CGI effects, this is one swordplay plot that keeps you guessing right to the end, as to who really, is the mastermind.