The Big 4 is a 2022 Indonesian action comedy film written and directed by Timo Tjahjanto.
It tells the story of four retired assassins—played by Abimana Aryasatya, Lutesha, Arie Kriting, and Kristo Immanuel—who spring back into action when they cross paths with a straight-arrow cop (Putri Marino) who is determined to track down an elusive murderer.
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After the second big fight between Antonio’s men and our heroes, the villain kidnaps Pelor and threatens to kill him if Topan doesn’t meet him back at the hotel. Dina, Topan, Jenggo, and Alpha prepare for the final confrontation.
The next day, at the hotel, Alpha detonates a homemade bomb she affectionately refers to as “Lucifer’s fart,” killing the majority of Antonio’s henchmen.
In the hotel, Dina fights and manages to blow the head off Antonio’s one-eyed henchman, while Alpha engages in a one-on-one fight with his badass secretary. Jango and Alpha eventually kill the secretary by inserting a gun into her bazooka, causing her to be pulverized.
Upstairs, Topan is still fighting Antonio, who admits that he was not the one who planned Petrus’s murder but refuses to reveal his employer’s name. Topan starts calling Pelor by his real name, Surrantu, as Antonio is about to kill him.
For some reason, being called by his birthname triggers Antonio and distracts him enough for Topan to overpower him. In the ensuing struggle, Antonio falls out the window without revealing the identity of his boss, leaving The Big 4 in the dark about who ordered the hit on Petrus.
Dina, being the good cop she is, admits to calling for backup but promises Topan and his three siblings a fair trial. Instead of responding, he kisses her while secretly tying her up with her own handcuffs, allowing the four to flee before more police arrive.
In the final scene, we learn that Hassan, Petrus’s best friend, and Dina’s de-facto uncle, ordered his murder. But Hassan wasn’t working alone; he was taking orders from a mysterious woman wearing an eye patch. And the film concludes with her vowing to put an end to The Big 4 and Dina once and for all.
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The Big 4, a thrilling action film directed by Timo Tjahjanto, almost always hits the mark. It moves with assurance and is wonderfully colorful. The same can probably be said of the filmmakers, who I’m sure had a great time making this movie because they certainly did.
The title refers to Topan (Abimana Aryasatya), Alpha (Lutesha), Jenggo (Arie Kriting), and Pelor (Kristo Immanuel). The four of them are skilled fighters who work for Petrus (Budi Ros), whom they refer to as a father. Petrus decides to leave the job after rescuing children from an organ trafficking ring in the first episode.
He is unable to continue his vigilante work because his daughter, Dina (Putri Marino), is about to become a cop. Unsurprisingly, Petrus is murdered, as is often the case in films when a character decides to retire from an illegal job. It rains on the day he dies because even angels weep over the loss of a great, kind man.
It should be noted that the sad scenes in The Big 4 are not as effective as other moments. They are merely functional, providing us with just enough information about the characters’ relationships.
The good news is that the film does not spend too much time drowning in sadness. Tjahjanto recognizes his strengths and, when necessary, switches to comedy or action to maintain momentum. And the thrilling sensation he creates with his set pieces is simply superb.