- May 19
- TAI CHI MASTER: DVD review
- Posted by Deljhp - 19/05/10 at 05:16 PM
Director: Yuen Woo-Ping. Review: Adam Wing.
Time to dust off yet another early Jet Li entry with Yuen Woo-Ping’s manic martial arts master class Tai Chi Master. Jet Li plays Junbao, a Shaolin disciple expelled from his Shaolin Temple with childhood friend Tienbao (Chin Siu-Ho) after a headache-inducing showdown that sets the tone for the rest of the movie. The two wanderers join up with anti-government rebels (Michelle Yeoh we salute you), but it’s not long before Junbao and Tienbao go their separate ways. Junbao remains with the resistance, while Tienbao joins up with evil Eunuch Jin. In age-old tradition, Tienbao is seduced by the power of the dark side and an electrifying face off between the two former friends seems inevitable. Not before Junbao creates a new martial arts discipline in order to defeat Tienbao of course, and not before a relentless wave of martial arts showdowns that will leave you spinning for days....Continue reading review.