6.2/10
3,263
8 user 41 critic

Tai Chi 2: The Hero Rises (2012)

Tai ji 2: Ying xiong jue qi (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Adventure | 25 October 2012 (China)
Trailer
1:51 | Trailer
About the early years of Yang Luchan, a Tai chi master. The man who founded Tai Chi in the 19th century and what has now become the most popular Tai Chi style in the world. The second ... See full summary »

Director:

Stephen Fung

Writers:

Chia-Lu Chang (screenplay) (as Chia-lu Chang), Kuo-Fu Chen (story) | 1 more credit »
3 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
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:
Michael Duchet Michael Duchet ... Foreign soldier
Shaofeng Feng ... Chen Zai Yang
Stephen Fung ... Nan
Nikki Hsieh ... Jin Yuner
Peter Stormare ... Duke Fleming
Yin Tse ... the 10th Grandmaster
Di Wu Di Wu ... Chen You Zhi
Jade Xu ... Sister Mahjong
Wei Ai Xuan ... Zhao Di
Learn more

More Like This 

Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

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.

Director: Stephen Fung
Stars: Hark-On Fung, Xiaochao Yuan, Stephen Fung
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Wu is a poor local boy, who runs a bed and breakfast in Penghu. Yeh Fenfen is a rich Chinese girl, who comes from China's Shanxi Province to see the islet that she inherited from her ... See full summary »

Directors: Richie Jen, Ande Luo
Stars: Qi Shu, Richie Jen, Kung-Wei Lu
Anniversary (2015)
Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

The story evolves between Keung and Bao who are in their 10th years marriage. It followed by relationship with their own families and friends. They had numerous disagreements and conflicts ... See full summary »

Director: Patrick Kong
Stars: Lik-Sun Fong, Stephy Tang, Loletta Lee
Action | Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

An orphan, whose father has been killed by dark power, attempts to bring justice back to the town.

Director: Roy Hin Yeung Chow
Stars: Sammo Kam-Bo Hung, Eddie Peng, Luodan Wang
Help!!! (2000)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A trio of idealistic young doctors take on a corrupt, ineffective hospital management more interested in saving dollars than lives.

Directors: Johnnie To, Ka-Fai Wai
Stars: Ekin Cheng, Jordan Chan, Cecilia Cheung
The Crone (2013)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  

The Crone is part of a Japanese horror project which also includes Norio Tsuruta's Talk to the Dead and Koji Shiraishi's Cult. Ayane, Nanami, and Mayuko are members of a new 3-member idol ... See full summary »

Director: Eisuke Naitô
Stars: Honoka Miki, Shiori Kitayama, Kaoru Gotô
Indian Cowboy (2004)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A spirited multi-cultural romantic comedy that asks, very tongue-in-cheek, if true love is indeed just like they show in the movies!

Director: Nikhil Kamkolkar
Stars: Sheetal Sheth, Nikhil Kamkolkar, Deep Katdare
Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A group of villagers must stand up to a warlord's psychopath son, who is protected by a Commander with proficient martial arts skills as well as a small army.

Director: Benny Chan
Stars: Ching Wan Lau, Eddie Peng, Louis Koo
Short | Comedy | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Snowbound and desperate, some of the Donner Party died of starvation. Some of them did not. They all sang.

Director: Andrew Migliori
Stars: Kendra White, Miguel Fana, Vincent Tomasino
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.8/10 X  

Passion Island - a place where individuals with different goals met, weaving colorful stories as their paths intertwined...Simon and Johanna divorced years ago, citing different values and goals in life.

Director: Kwok-Leung Gan
Stars: Janice Man, Chen Chang, Simon Yam
The Ashes (1965)
Drama | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Set in the time of Napoleon wars, shows how the wars swept over the unfortunate Polish country at the beginning of the 19th century. Story revolves around the Polish legion under command of... See full summary »

Director: Andrzej Wajda
Stars: Daniel Olbrychski, Boguslaw Kierc, Piotr Wysocki
Edit

Storyline

About the early years of Yang Luchan, a Tai chi master. The man who founded Tai Chi in the 19th century and 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 who helped save a village from soldiers.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

steampunk | sequel | second part | See All (3) »

Genres:

Action | Adventure

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Follows Tai ji 1: Cong ling kai shi (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Raices
(as Raicies)
Written by Jaime Wilensky
See more »

User Reviews

 
Some spoofing; some history; some steampunk
10 September 2013 | by westsideschlSee all my reviews

(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.


7 of 11 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 8 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Country:

China

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

25 October 2012 (China) See more »

Also Known As:

Tai Chi Hero See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$8,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,624, 28 April 2013

Gross USA:

$35,067

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$668,484
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page

We've Got Your Streaming Picks Covered

Looking for some great streaming picks? Check out some of the IMDb editors' favorites movies and shows to round out your Watchlist.



Recently Viewed