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Tai Chi Zero (2012)
"Tai Chi 0" (original title)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Drama  |  27 September 2012 (China)
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Yang travels to Chen Village to learn a powerful form of Tai Chi. Though villagers are forbidden from teaching outsiders, Yang becomes their best hope for survival when a man arrives with a plan to build a railroad through the village.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hark-On Fung ...
Lao Zhao
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Nan
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The Freak (as Jayden Yuan)
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Mother Yang
Wai-Keung Lau ...
Father Yang (as Andrew Lau Wai Keung)
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Dong
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Chen Yu Niang
Eddie Peng ...
Fang Zi Jing (as Eddie Peng Yu-Yen)
Di Wu ...
Chen You Zhi
Sicheng Chen ...
Chen Geng Yun (as Chen Si Cheng)
Shui-Fan Fung ...
Grand Uncle (as Tsui-Fan Fung)
Naijin Xiong ...
Chen Geng Yun's Wife
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Chen Chang Xing / Laborer
Da Ying ...
Governor
Mandy Lieu ...
Claire Heathrow
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Storyline

Young genius Yang Luchan travels to Chen Village to learn the forbidden secrets of martial arts, but quickly learns that the village is menaced by a formidable battalion of Steampunk soldiers. The villagers realize that in order to save their home, they must trust this strange outsider with their knowledge of Tai Chi. Written by Production

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See the extraordinary life of founder of the Yang style Tai Chi.

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Action | Drama

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Rated PG-13 for violence and martial arts action throughout | See all certifications »

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27 September 2012 (China)  »

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Tai Chi Zero  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$85,094 (USA) (19 October 2012)

Gross:

$212,094 (USA) (21 November 2012)
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Fully Flawless Parody.
22 August 2013 | by See all my reviews

This is an exploration into the tropes of Gung Fu movies. Every single line, every move, is taking apart kung fu cinema. I have waited for a parody like this for years, and I mean all the way from Rudy Ray Moore's Shaolin Dolemite to Kung Pow: Enter the Fist. They all missed the point. This is a Tarantino film without Tarantino beating you to death with it. A movie for true kung fu fans only. It is barely accessible to outside audiences, which I think explains the negative reviews.

How does the master know how to do that? EXACTLY! Why does he gain skills for no reason? EXACTLY. It is dissecting the clichés and also telling a story.

Plus, Shu Qi is in it, and that's always a plus.


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