Tuesday, September 3, 2013
Tai Chi Tuesday: Tai Chi Goes to the Movies
Tai Chi has a place in modern cinema: just ask Keanu Reeves.
The actor is making his directorial debut with a movie that centers on Tai Chi and its application in current Chinese sports culture. In this new cinematic fete, a young fighter of exceptional talent finds himself fighting for his life in the underground world of Chinese Fight Club.
In this movie, Keanu Reeves performs with a former colleague: Tiger Wu Chen, who worked as a stunt professional in two of the Matrix movies. Chen's credentials reach back to Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, another popular Chinese movie that heated up American movie screens.
Do you think Tai Chi will be positively or accurately represented in this movie? And do you plan to see it when it's released November 1?