The Four Reviews
Plus one sloppy screenplay to drag into part 2.
As an investigative thriller, The Four fails. In fact, most of this movie is recruiting new characters X-Men style and trying to keep up with the confusing plot. There is very little action in the first half, but the climax pretty much makes up for the lack of everything else.
In the grand and explosive finale, The Four finally get to use their martial arts skills. They take on a small army of resurrected ice zombie fighters and the villain of the movie. In a giant and visual effects extravaganza, they punch, kick, throw shurikens, and use all their combined powers for one hell of an entertaining end to the movie.
Only the first of an intended trilogy, The Four is decent escapist entertainment and is worth viewing for the climax alone. Getting there is another matter entirely.