April 2, 2013

'Tai Chi Hero' coming to theaters later this month from Well Go USA

If you enjoyed Tai Chi Zero, as I did (review), you'll be happy to hear that the sequel, Tai Chi Hero, will be released on April 26th on a limited theatrical release from Well Go USA. The film is the second part in a proposed trilogy, and if the first is anything to go by, should be great fun. More details below, including theater list.

TAI CHI HERO will open in the following Los Angeles area theater on April 26th:
AMC Atlantic Time Square (450 N. Atlantic Blvd, Monterey Park)
SAN FRANCISCO (AMC Metreon 16, AMC Cupertino Square 16)
HONOLULU (Pearlridge West 16)
TORONTO (Cineplex Odeon Yonge and Dundas Cinemas)
VANCOUVER (Cineplex Odeon International Village Cinemas)
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 each time, and closer to death.
Chen Village still stands in the shadow of danger. A prodigal brother returns, Lu Chan’s presence invokes a curse on the town, and Yuniang’s scorned fiancée has an appetite for revenge, as well as some new partners in crime. 
The second in a trilogy from the creators of IP MAN and DETECTIVE DEE, and featuring action directed by the legendary Sammo Hung, TAI CHI HERO is a full-on, steampunk-infused, video game-influenced kung fu throwdown that will knock you out of your seat. 

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