Tai Chi Hero
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Lu Chan (Jayden Yuan) is still trying to find his place in Chen Village, the legendary town where everyone is a martial arts master...and Chen-style Tai Chi is forbidden to outsiders. But since he helped save the town from a frightening steam-powered machine, Yuniang (Angelababy), beautiful daughter of Grandmaster Chen (Tony Leung Ka-Fai), agrees to marry Lu Chan and bring him into the family. It's only a formality, though - she is the teacher, and he is the student - and that suits Lu Chan just fine, as the mutant horn on his head gives him incredible kung-fu power, but leaves him dumber… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 40%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"While Fung's attempts to err on the side of seriousness in this one after the stylized video-game high jinks of its predecessor are clearly purposeful, they don't necessarily make for a more pleasurable viewing experience."
‑ Adam Nayman, Globe and Mail
"Purist fans of martial arts cinema probably won't embrace this film any more than its predecessor."
‑ Bruce Demara, Toronto Star
"The second installment in a planned martial-arts trilogy mixes broad comedy and cartoonish action that will appeal to the genre's fans, though crossover potential seems limited."
‑ Ethan Alter, Film Journal International
"Stephen Fung's pop-up graphics and jazzy fight scenes feel part of an unwieldy mix in which the director just throws whatever half-baked conceits up on the screen he feels like."
‑ Andrew Schenker, Slant Magazine
"There's less of the hyperventilated genre-pinging (video games, manga, comic books) from the first film. But there's still a nagging, cartoonish emptiness ..."
‑ Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times
"This sequel is sluggish and rote where its predecessor was aggressively perky and desperate to please."
‑ Simon Abrams, Village Voice
"Tai Chi Hero is a kung fu mashup, sticking steam-powered airplanes made of Victorian-age gewgaws and metal gears into one of those martial arts films where people float through the air without benefit of any flying machines at all."
‑ Jay Stone, Canada.com
""Tai Chi Hero" merely fills the eye, offering little that stays with you."
‑ Andy Webster, New York Times
"Surprisingly heartbreaking at times, Tai Chi Hero adds some much needed depth to an already well-established and vividly distinguishable action franchise."
‑ Chris Sawin, Examiner.com
"Like its predecessor, Tai Chi Hero is continually hampered by its thin characters and badly convoluted narrative but at least this time there are more opportunities to savour the many oddball pleasures."
‑ Jason Anderson, The Grid
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