Tai Chi Hero

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"The Throwdown Continues"
  • NR
  • 2013
  • 1 hr 42 min
  • 6.1  (3,627)
  • 39

Tai Chi Hero is a 2012 martial arts movie directed by Stephen Fung and written by Kuo-fu Chen. It is a sequel to the movie Tai Chi Zero (2012) and follows the story of protagonist Lu Chan, played by Jayden Yuan, as he tries to integrate into the Chen village and become a part of their Tai Chi clan. The movie is set in the early 19th century, during the time of the Opium Wars between China and Britain.

The movie begins where Tai Chi Zero ended, with Lu Chan being accepted into the Chen village despite his tainted bloodline. However, he still has to face challenges in order to prove himself worthy of being a part of the clan. His biggest challenge comes in the form of Zaiyang, played by Eddie Peng, who is the heir to the rival clan and seeks to destroy the Chen village. Lu Chan also faces hostility from the villagers who see him as an outsider who has brought trouble to their peaceful village.

The movie explores the relationship between Lu Chan and his wife, Yinque, played by Angelababy, who is the granddaughter of the Chen patriarch. She is fiercely protective of her family and the village and is always suspicious of Lu Chan's intentions. However, she eventually comes to see him as a valuable addition to the clan.

The movie also introduces new characters, such as Fang Zi Jing, played by Daniel Wu, who is a former member of the Chen village and seeks to reclaim his position in the clan. He is also the love interest of Yinque, which leads to tension between Lu Chan and him. Tony Ka Fai Leung plays the role of Grandmaster Chen Chang Xing, who is the patriarch of the Chen clan and a master of Tai Chi. He is a wise and respected leader who is always trying to find a peaceful resolution to conflicts.

One of the major themes of the movie is the struggle between tradition and modernization. The Chen village is a place that adheres to ancient traditions and values, while the outside world is rapidly changing due to industrialization and technology. The British Empire also plays a role in the movie, as they are trying to force the Chinese to open up their ports for trade. This conflict between tradition and modernization is reflected in the fighting styles of the characters, with Lu Chan representing a more modern approach to martial arts.

The movie features some stunning martial arts choreography, with elaborate fight scenes that are a treat for the eyes. The action sequences are a blend of traditional martial arts and steampunk-inspired technology, with characters using machines and gadgets to enhance their fighting abilities.

Overall, Tai Chi Hero is an entertaining martial arts movie that blends tradition with modernization. It is a visually stunning movie that features impressive fight scenes and an engaging storyline. The characters are well-developed and the themes of tradition versus modernization are explored in an interesting and thought-provoking way. It is a must-watch for fans of martial arts movies and anyone who enjoys a good action-adventure film.

Tai Chi Hero is a 2013 action movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 42 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.1 and a MetaScore of 39.

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