Man of Tai Chi Review
A young martial artist's unparalleled Tai Chi skills land him in a highly lucrative underworld fight club. This is Rumor Control, here are the facts! Keanu Reeves has been mostly quiet since The Day the Earth Stood Still remake, hasn’t he. In that time he’s only done a small handful of independent films and recently his first foray into the mainstream with his flop 47 Ronin. But this year there was another film that Reeves not only starred in but was also his directorial debut (that’s been happening a lot lately, hasn’t it?), the martial arts film Man of Tai Chi, a film that has actually garnered praise from one of the greatest directors of our time John Woo. So is Reeves’ directorial debut worth the praise from a God among men or should Reeves acknowledge that he doesn’t know kung fu?
The story for Man of Tai Chi is quite good. The story follows Tiger Chen, a young man learning Tai Chi and using it to fight in a tournament rather than for meditation