Summary: A lot of sweet fight scenes and great martial arts performances. The story isn't that great and the characters and acting are mediocre at best, but Tiger Chen's progression over the course of the film is pretty neat. This movie could've been a lot better, but it's worth a look if you like martial arts movies.
Summary: Directional debut for Keanu Reeves which was partially based on stuntman Tiger Chen's life story. Since the story was inspired by a Chinese character, the movie was co-produced by Hollywood and China in Cantonese and Mandarin languages with a little English. Keanu Reeves appeared in a negative role and his friend Tiger Chen as himself.
Summary: While other reviews would suggest that the film's story is quite generic it manages to put a 3rd act twist in the makes you re evaluate the film taking it in a different and more personal direction to similar martial arts tournament films. The fighting is very high calibur and fans of the matrix will be most at home here with reeve's directing and Tiger Chen's choreography eliciting that While other reviews would suggest that the film's story is quite generic it manages...
Summary: Very generic story with Ok fight scenes, Nothing groundbreaking nor is it top tier when it comes to other martial arts films. The acting is ok, Hate to say it but Reeves was rather disappointing in this one. Overall, Man of Tai Chi is a fine enough directing debut from Reeves but it's far from good.
Summary: This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I thought this was a brilliant directorial debut from Keanu. It's very well put together, with tons of brutal action, a banging soundtrack, a great concept for the story and just all round entertainment. Keanu seems to capture the spirit of the classic martial arts flick perfectly, demonstrated not only by the directing style but in his role as the archetypal lead henchman.
Summary: The film is very good but I wanted it to be great. The martial arts in this film are amazing and shot quite well not from up close (Hollywood trick that I hate to make seem action seem more intense) but from a wider angle to show case the amazing choreography. The action doesn't need help to be intense and starts early and is frequent and varied until just after halfway where the movie The film is very good but I wanted it to be great.
Summary: Nice movie, amazing fight choreography, a bit of a cliche` story but quite nice and appropriate music soundtrack. Script leaves something to be desired at times and Keanu Reeves' acting is below par in certain scenes but overall nice.
Summary: It may not be groundbreaking, but Man of Tai Chi represents an agreeably old-fashioned picture for martial arts fans and a solid debut for first-time director Keanu Reeves. The music is sizzling and Tiger Chen doesn't need wires, it's spectacular. Man Of Tai Chi is one of the best martial arts films after Gareth Evans's The Raid.
Excerpt: Matilda- One of Roald Dahl's greatest books, teaching children a slightly wonky form of ethics. Though it has been a few years since I read the book I felt the film really did the book justice. Mara Wilson played the role to perfection, charming the audience with modest young sincerity. The one small qualm I have with the movie is that it is set in America, when the book was set in the UK, but I don't feel like it massively takes away from the story.
Excerpt: Matilda (Film) FILM ONLY REVIEW One young actress I have always loved is Mara Wilson. I say young, though she is 23 now though it is her earlier 1990's films that I seem to have collected over the years. One of my favourite films starring Wilson is the 1996 film based on the book by Roald Dahl in 1988. There are two ways to write this review, and two different opinions will form. The first, and the way that I am writing this review, is having never read the book before.