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Tai Chi Hero (2013)

Tai Chi Hero

Overview


Genre

Action, Adventure, Comedy

Release Date

April 26, 2013 (Limited)

Duration

100 min.

Production Budget

$40 millions

Studio

Well Go USA

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Not quite bad, but it's not recommended either.    Readers  Be the 1st!

Cast and Crew


Director

Stephen Fung

Producer

Zhang Dajun, Stephen Fung, Daniel Wu

Screenwriter

Chen Kuofu

Starring

  • Yuan Xiaochao
  • Angelababy
  • Eddie Peng
  • Shu Qi as Mother Yang
  • Daniel Wu
  • Feng Shaofeng
  • Tony Leung Ka Fai
  • Nikki Hsieh

Story


Lu Chan (Yuan Xiaochao) is still trying to find his place in Chen Village, the legendary town where everyone is a martial arts master...and Chen-style Tai Chi is forbidden to outsiders. But since he helped save the town from a frightening steam-powered machine, Yuniang (Angelababy), beautiful daughter of Grandmaster Chen (Tony Leung Ka Fai), agrees to marry Lu Chan and bring him into the family. It's only a formality, though - she is the teacher, and he is the student - and that suits Lu Chan just fine, as the mutant horn on his head gives him incredible kung-fu power, but leaves him dumber each time, and closer to death.

Chen Village still stands in the shadow of danger. A prodigal brother returns, Lu Chan's presence invokes a curse on the town, and Yuniang's scorned fiancee has an appetite for revenge, as well as some new partners in crime.

The second in a trilogy from the creators of Ip Man and Detective Dee, and featuring action directed by the legendary Sammo Hung, "Tai Chi Hero" is a full-on, steampunk-infused, video game-influenced kung fu throwdown that will knock you out of your seat.

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Poster of Well Go USA's Tai Chi Hero (2013)
Yuan Xiaochao stars as Yang Lu Chan in Well Go USA's Tai Chi Hero (2013)

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..is less about the many-stranded narrative..”
by Andrew Schenker [Slant Magazine]
“..similar in style and tone to the first film, self-consciously irreverent and silly..”
by Bruce DeMara [Toronto Star]
“..there's still a nagging, cartoonish emptiness - and a trilogy-ending installment still to come..”
by Robert Abele [LA Times]