Man of Tai Chi - Starring Keanu Reeves and Tiger Chen

This has been a long term movie project (five years to be exact) with Keanu Reeves (as a villain and his first directorial job) and Tiger Chen, the former stunt man who plays himself who is being trained by a master of the peaceful art - Tai Chi.


Written by Micahel G. Cooney, the movie is all about 'fighting, abandoning morals and finding his own self.' Tiger Chen is a young practitioner of Tai Chi, has able to join professional fighting to prove his strength and at the same time to earn small amount of prize until he was discovered by an underground fight club operator, Donaka (Reeves). With numerous 'win' battles, Tiger has been straying away from the discipline of Tai chi.


The martial arts fighting scenes was evenly done though there are long routines that takes a lot of time (but it's entertaining to watch such kind of action scenes). The story has also features different cities in China and Hong Kong.

You can see the natural emotions of the characters and their variations of fight styles, thus, the last scene was really remarkable (spoiler insert: Keanu and Chen battle). The language being used in the film are in English, Mandarin and Cantonese.

Overall, Keanu Reeves and Tiger Chen gave an impressive story emphasizing more about the good side of meditation and exploration of Tai Chi spirit.

Production: China Film Group, Wanda Media, Village Roadshow Pictures Asia, Universal Pictures, Company Films
Cast: Tiger Chen, Keanu Reeves, Karen Mok, Yu Hai, Simon Yam, Ye Qing
Director: Keanu Reeves
Action director: Yuen Woo-ping
Screenwriter: Michael Cooney
Producers: Lemore Syvan, Daxing Zhang
Executive Producers: Han Sanping, Zhao Fang, Ellen Eliasoph
Director of photography: Elliot Davis
Production designer: Yohei Taneda
Music: Chan Kwong-wing
Costume designer: Joseph Porro
Art directors: Fu Yingzhang, Miyuki Kitagawa
Editor: Derek Hui
In English, Mandarin and Cantonese


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