Keanu Reeves in “Man of Tai Chi”!

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Do any of you happen to be familiar with Keanu Reeves’ eclectic, but nonetheless, impressive film repertoire? I hope so, but if not, I happen to be very familiar with his films. For instance, I have selected the film, “Man of Tai Chi”, as the focal topic of discussion for this week.

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Man of Tai Chi” is the film that my MuseKeanu Reeves, selected for his directorial debut. And I must say that he performed his directorial duties exceptionally well, and looked adorable whilst doing so, in my opinion. He also pulled double duties; as he portrayed the menacingly manipulative and cold-blooded character, “Donaka Mark”, within this film.

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In this film, Tai Chi is considered a soft form of martial arts, and has its dark side showcased. This hits astutely close to the mark; as Tai Chi has always been misconstrued by many individuals as a very tranquil martial arts technique. It is also thought to be utilized primarily for meditation, instead of for fighting or self-defense purposes. And if anyone saw Keanu Reeves’ discussion with Jimmy Fallon the year this film was released, they would have seen how hilarious it was the way Keanu spoke and even sparred comically with The Tonight Show host regarding the Tai Chi martial arts form. It was rather amusing.

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Tiger Hu Chen portrays the character, “Tiger Chen Lin Hu”, in “Man of Tai Chi”. “Tiger” is a student of Tai Chi for a Tai Chi temple of martial arts. He is a quiet gentleman, yet a defiant student of Tai Chi, because he refuses to listen to his master’s concerns regarding his acceptance of a mysterious job as fighter for the aforementioned, “Donaka Mark”. Initially, “Tiger” accepts this position for a noble purpose.

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This noble purpose regards fighting to earn substantial income in order to save his master’s temple from a calamitous redevelopment threat. And incidentally, the fighting job which “Tiger” accepts is connected with an illegal underground fight club (with “Donaka Mark” behaving as a somewhat sinister puppet-master type of individual). Well, I do believe that “Donaka Mark” is a psychopath, so this does not surprise me at all. “Tiger’s” intentions are pure at first, until he starts to lose control, and his deeply entrenched dark side emerges; as his bouts or fights intensify. And this dark side even surprises “Tiger”, himself.

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Storyline: “Tiger Chen is a Tai Chi student who is rather rebellious and uses Tai Chi to fight despite his master’s concerns. When the temple where he studies get threatened from modern redevelopment, he fights in an underground fight club to get money the temple needs. However he soon realizes that his employer has other negative motives.” Written by Immanuel A

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Please feel free to read the intriguing Rotten Tomatoes Movie Review below the web link: https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/man_of_tai_chi/

“The brutally efficient shooting style Reeves employs to film master choreographer Yuen Woo Ping’s breathtaking fights is refreshingly grounded and old-school kinetic.” Written by Robert Abele of the Los Angeles Times; a Top Critic

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I admit that my MuseKeanu, was definitely convincing as the nefarious villain “Donaka Mark”; as he truly became this character within “Man of Tai Chi”. This comes as no surprise, since Keanu Reeves has a compilation of diverse characters (including odious ones), which he has portrayed within his lengthy and awe-inspiring acting career. His “Donaka Mark” character even has an integral showdown with the “Tiger” character toward the end of this innovative martial arts film.

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Well, you will have to watch it to see what I mean (for those of you who have not). Overall, I did enjoy viewing this film; from the beginning to momentous ending. Thus, please feel free to watch it whenever the opportunity presents itself.

Now, for any of you who are not yet aware, I am the Creator of this Blog and Author of the Action Adventure/Futuristic Fantasy E-Book entitled, “The Mystery Alliance: Evian’s Saga”. And Keanu Reeves is my Special Muse and Inspiration for my creation of “Evian Magi”, the protagonist (main character) within “The Mystery Alliance: Evian’s Saga”. In addition, “Evian Magi” is the Mystic Fantasy Hero version of Keanu Reeves.

Thank you stupendously, Keanu Reeves, for being so kind and genteel towards this little lady. And I thank GOD, monumentally, for every blessing which You have bestowed upon me. If your interest is piqued, please feel free to purchase a copy of “The Mystery Alliance: Evian’s Saga” at: https://www.amazon.com/Mystery-Alliance-Evians-Saga-ebook/dp/B01L0K28KS/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1480461906&sr=8-2&keywords=the+mystery+alliance. Thanks, in advance, for reading. And enjoy a Wonderful week!

References

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Keanu Reeves in “Man of Tai Chi”: China Film Group, Company Films, Dalian Wanda Group, Universal Pictures, and Village Roadshow Pictures Asia [Online Image]. (2013). Retrieved from http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2016940/mediaviewer/rm1394490368

Keanu Reeves looking adorable in his Director’s chair [Online Image]. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://m.aceshowbiz.com/webimages/wennpic/keanu-reeves-discussion-of-man-of-tai-chi-03.jpg

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Keanu Reeves [Online Image]. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://i.pinimg.com/564x/99/24/8a/99248af6ee05ddb54679435373d8c5f5.jpg

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