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Chinese steampunk martial arts blockbuster about the early years of Tai chi master Yang Luchan, the man who founded in the 19th century what has now become the most popular Tai Chi style in... See full summary »

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Yang Lu Chan
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Mother Yang
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Master Chen Chang Xing
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Chen Yu Niang
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Fang Zi Jing
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Mad Monk
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Chen Zai Yang
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Nan
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Duke Fleming
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Li Qiankun
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Chinese steampunk martial arts blockbuster about the early years of Tai chi master Yang Luchan, the man who founded in the 19th century what has now become the most popular Tai Chi style in the world. The second instalment of the "Tai Chi" trilogy continues the journey of Yang Luchan, a gifted child with a fleshy growth on his forehead who helped save a village from a frightening army of steampunk soldiers bearing strange machines with the knowledge of Tai Chi that they entrusted him with. Written by Anonymous

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Tai Chi 2: The Hero Rises  »

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BORING with Fast subtitles!
13 December 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Yawn!- "Trying" to speed-read the Fast subtitles before they disappeared, distracted from watching the visuals! Nothing missed though, as this Boring/ nonsensical / "hard-to-follow" movie, just went on-and-on....

I took Karate for 15 years, and much of this floating... nonsense, turned me OFF!- At least Van Dammme/Segal/Jet Li/ Bruce Lee movies are believable! If you are into make-believe, then you just Might like it? I just don't understand the good reviews!?

BTW- I prefer even poor-dubbing to subtitles, as I can at least watch what is happening!


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