Apparently, it takes two to direct The Four; however, both Gordan Chan and Janet Chun can't put together a masterpiece of any kind.For an investigative type of story, The Four requires attention to keep from getting lost. It isn't so much for the twists and turns, but more because of the less than stellar storytelling. From the get go, there are a number of characters to keep track of and there aren't enough plot details to help along the way. Things do eventually stabilize though.Regarding the characters in this picture, the action becomes a bit of letdown. It has its moments, but there is definitely room for more. The use of CG is also decent, with maybe a little overuse.Deng Chao's flat performance and character hurts this film a lot. Thankfully, Ronald Cheng is there to liven things up. Yifei Liu also ends up with an emotionless character, but she is more tolerable than Deng Chao. Besides, she ends up with the best fight of the picture.The Four isn't a bad film by any means. It does have its disappointments, but it also has a good enough story, characters, and action.