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The Four (Chinese film)

2 Ratings: 2.5
A 2012 Chinese film directed by Gordon Chan
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review by . January 11, 2013
posted in ASIANatomy
   In this era of popular super-hero movies and the re-emergence of Chinese Wuxia films, it would be easy to predict that one day a filmmaker would try to mesh one with the other. This is what director Gordon Chan appears poised to do with “The Four”. Based on a series of novels in the 1970’s by writer Wen Ruian, the premise gets an update featuring a solid Hong Kong and Mainland cast, with some decent action. I like zombies, I love martial arts, and I definitely love …
review by . June 18, 2013
posted in ASIANatomy
   I’ve been covering foreign cinema for some time now (heck, I’ve probably been watching and/or reviewing it for two decades).  One of the things I’ve noticed is that Asian cinema tends to fall into one of two brackets: either it’s very highbrow with artsy camera work and deep meaning OR it’s largely matinee-style action features.  Granted, there are varying qualities wrapped up in either case, but, more often than not, it’s pretty rare for …
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