Jet Li and his life-long friend are expelled from the legendary temple of Shaolin and follow different paths. A pair of lifelong friends are expelled from their Shaolin temple after being accused of cheating. Tienbao (Ho) becomes a powerful and oppressive military leader while the other, Junbao, (Li) joins the rebels. Only the discipline of Tai Chi can help Junbao defeat his former friend.
The Truth :
The subtitled DVD is not short on action or brilliant stunts, similar to Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon. The film features the legendary Asian cinema duo of Jet Li (War, Fearless) and Michelle Yeoh (Memoirs of a Geisha, Tomorrow Never Dies) and an intense, high-energy cast that also includes Chin Siu Ho (Millenium Dragon), Fennie Yuen (Dragon Love), Yuen Cheung Yan (Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle, Jet Li’s Once Upon A Time In China) and Lau Shun (Zu Warriors).
The Action :
If watching Jet Li kick the asses of dozens of men at a time is appealing to you, Tai Chi Master is a classic. The action is intense from the beginning to the end.
I sent out a review copy to long time movie critic “Kissing Me Softly” here’s what he says :
~ On the film :
Jet li’s best work since Hero!
~ On the martial arts actress Michelle Yeoh :
I’d Hit it!
Fellow martial arts critic “Doomsday Dan” sent in this quote :
Jet Li’s most impressive demonstration of Tai Chi since Romeo Must Die!
The Verdict :
Impressive battle scenes and choreography make Tai Chi Master a must have for Jet Li fans. If you don’t mind the subtitles, you’ll love the movie.