Keanu Reeves’ martial arts movie Man of Tai Chi marked a high point for China-US co-productions – yet bombed at the box office

//Keanu Reeves’ martial arts movie Man of Tai Chi marked a high point for China-US co-productions – yet bombed at the box office

Keanu Reeves’ martial arts movie Man of Tai Chi marked a high point for China-US co-productions – yet bombed at the box office

Keanu Reeves’ directorial debut could have been a critical disaster. A bilingual martial arts movie set in mainland China and Hong Kong, it sounds, at best, like an ego trip and at worst like cultural appropriation.But just as Reeves has always stood slightly apart from the rest of the Hollywood A-list, Man of Tai Chi is a Chinese-American co-production with a difference – the film is actually pretty good. It’s certainly hard to picture another Western star making such a movie with as little…

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