Link: Man of Tai Chi
Summary: When a student of Tai Chi is recruited and paid by a mysterious man to fight seemingly random opponents, he finds the new source of income quite nice, until he realizes his boss also wants him to start killing his opponents.
Thoughts: The film featured some excellent fighting sequences, camera work, and cinematography. The story itself was rather unexciting, but the first half, despite featuring many plot points that felt very forced, wasn’t that bad. The plot developments of the second half were rather baffling, and when the villain’s plan is revealed near the film’s end, it’s hard to make much sense of it. Overall, we have a film featuring some amazingly talented martial artists ruined by a problematic screenplay.
About: This film is Keanu Reeves’s directorial debut; he directed this film for a chance to allow talented stuntman Tiger Chen, who worked with Reeves on the Matrix films, to star in a film of his own.