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Tai Chi Hero -- Picking up where the off-kilter Tai Chi Zero ended, this sequel follows Yang Lu Chan's training under his master and new bride, Yu Niang. His new kung fu skills come in handy when Yu's brother launches an insidious plot against their village.
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Kuo-fu Chen (story)
Chia-lu Chang (screenplay)
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Release Date:
25 October 2012 (China) See more »
Chinese steampunk martial arts blockbuster about the early years of Tai chi master Yang Luchan, the... See more » | Add synopsis »
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BORING with Fast subtitles! See more (6 total) »


  (in credits order)

Xiaochao Yuan ... Yang Lu Chan

Qi Shu ... Mother Yang

Tony Ka Fai Leung ... Master Chen Chang Xing

Angelababy ... Chen Yu Niang

Eddie Peng ... Fang Zi Jing

Daniel Wu ... Mad Monk
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Shaofeng Feng ... Chen Zai Yang

Stephen Fung ... Nan
Nikki Hsin-Ying Hsieh ... Jin Yuner

Peter Stormare ... Duke Fleming
Yin Tse ... the 10th Grandmaster
Di Wu ... Chen You Zhi

Jade Xu ... Sister Mahjong

Wei Ai Xuan ... Zhao Di
Biao Yuen ... Li Qiankun

Directed by
Stephen Fung (attached)
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Chia-lu Chang  screenplay
Kuo-fu Chen  story
Hsiao-tse Cheng  screenplay

Produced by
Kuo-fu Chen .... executive producer
Kuo-fu Chen .... producer
Cinematography by
Yiu-Fai Lai (director of photography)
Peter Ngor (director of photography)
Makeup Department
Cherlynn Koh .... special makeup effects artist
Production Management
Jason Pomerantz .... production manager (IMAX Version)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Joe Chan .... second assistant director
Wai Hung Chan .... first assistant director
Chuan-Hui Liu .... first assistant director
Kim Wah Lou .... first assistant director
Sound Department
Nopawat Likitwong .... sound re-recording mixer
Visual Effects by
Yu Lei .... compositor
Chi Kit Lee .... assistant stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Kwai Yuen Li .... d.i.t.
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Kaye Y. Wai .... costume designer: principles
Nicole Yuen .... assistant costume designer
Editorial Department
Ron Chan .... assistant editor (Chan Chung Ming)
Music Department
Katsunori Ishida .... musical director
Other crew
Sammo Kam-Bo Hung .... action director
Michael Jones .... distribution consultant
Jung Ku .... script supervisor

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Tai Chi 2: The Hero Rises" - International (English title) (alternative title)
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100 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:M (2012) | Canada:PG (British Columbia) | Germany:12 | Hong Kong:IIB | Singapore:PG

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6 out of 25 people found the following review useful.
BORING with Fast subtitles!, 13 December 2013
Author: scottls from United States

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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