Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Man of Tai Chi Movie Review

Whatzup on a mid week?

For me, I had a movie date with GF at City Square Mall Golden Village. It's been quite some times since I last stepped into cinema, the last movie I watched was 2 months ago. Thanks GF for the movie invite to Man of Tai Chi.

Rating: NC16 
Genre: Action 
Release Date: 11 July 2013 
Running Time: 1 Hour 45 Minutes 
Distributor: Golden Village Pictures 
Cast: Tiger Chen, Keanu Reeves, Karen Mok, Iko Uwais, Simon Yam 
Director: Keanu Reeves

In bustling Beijing, China, ambitious young "Tiger" Chen Lin-Hu (Tiger Chen) works as a lowly courier; but after work, he is a young martial arts star, rising through the ranks representing the Ling Kong Tai Chi tradition. Though most associate Tai Chi with peaceful, yoga-like movements, Tiger has perfected the ancient art and started to make a name for himself in the prestigious Wulin Wang martial arts championship. 

Meanwhile, in Hong Kong, police investigator, Suen Jing-Si (Karen Mok), who works for the organized crime unit OCTB, has run into a wall in her pursuit of Donaka Mark (Keanu Reeves). 

Donaka is a powerful Hong Kong businessmen who runs a secret underground fighting ring, where cold hard cash is made by defeating one's opponent in a no-holds barred fight privately broadcast to wealthy patrons. 

Looking for a new "star," Donaka tries to lure Tiger with the promise of easy money. At first, Tiger declines, committed to the purity and integrity of his pursuit. But when his temple is threatened with redevelopment, Tiger relents so that he may protect the legacy of Ling Kong Tai Chi. Soon, Tiger is an underground sensation, defeating international opponents with reputations of deadly force. But the darker side of Tiger's skill begins to emerge. 

Movie rating: 2.5/5

For martial art lovers, Man of Tai Chi is a movie you can look forward to. The movie is filled with lots of exciting and violence fight scenes, it occupies 2/3 of the show. There isn't really any suspense in the show, and the continuous fight scenes did bored me a little. 

I like how the movie blended the Western and Eastern culture together and the use of different languages. It is quite entertaining.

Always remember this:
Marital arts is never about violence, it is to instill discipline and to keep us fit. Put it in good use and never misuse the arts.

1 comment:

  1. Thought it was pretty good and in the end Keanu got what he deserved in my opinion.

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