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Director:
Writers:
Kuo-fu Chen (story)
Chia-lu Chang (screenplay)
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Release Date:
25 October 2012 (China) See more »
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Plot:
Chinese steampunk martial arts blockbuster about the early years of Tai chi master Yang Luchan, the... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Some spoofing; some history; some steampunk See more (6 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Yuan Xiaochao ... 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:

Stephen Fung ... Nan

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)
 
Production Management
Jason Pomerantz .... production manager (IMAX Version)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Joe Chan .... second assistant director
 
Visual Effects by
Yu Lei .... compositor
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Kwai Yuen Li .... d.i.t.
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
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
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Tai Chi 2: The Hero Rises" - International (English title) (alternative title)
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Runtime:
100 min
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Certification:
Australia:M (2012) | Canada:PG (British Columbia) | Germany:12 | Hong Kong:IIB | Singapore:PG

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Followed by Tai Chi Summit (????)See more »

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4 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Some spoofing; some history; some steampunk, 10 September 2013
Author: westsideschl from United States

(1.) Great location - the type of natural carved canyon that makes the film a visual pleasure just on that alone. (2.) Great sets/props - the usual beautiful, authentic intricate carving and crafting found in Chinese epic films; often at full (and I mean full) scale. (3.) Great story line - bringing us a bit of the history of Tai Chi as it relates to Kung fu. (4.) Great contemporary tie ins - some classical pop music; then some metal or rock; then some computer game animations. A good spoofing, at times, of the martial arts genre e.g. with the fruits and veggies or when the moves were following the cooking style of each meal. Great steampunk tie in - why not. Great da Vinci tie in with regards to his design and innovations e.g. the flying machine. (5.) Great wire acts and martial arts - imaginative wire routines with Tai chi juxtaposed to Kung fu movements; nothing ridiculous just to fill space but instead used to educate as to the philosophy and aesthetic of the movements. (6.) Great acting -yet nuanced, understated performances in keeping with Tai chi philosophy.

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