Keanu Reeves Directorial Debut! Man of Tai Chi Movie Review

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Keanu Reeves Directorial Debut! Man of Tai Chi Movie Review

Rating: Didn’t Suck

You read right, Keanu Reeves has made his directorial debut and he’s chosen the Martial Arts genre to do it. His directing style is a little bit matrix, a little bit fight club. It’s not the best movie on the planet, but Keanu Reeves made a good choice in the genre since it’s rare that a good martial arts film gets made, which allows his movie to stand out much more than if he’d chosen another genre.

Keanu Reeves is scarce, yet brutal in the movie

Keanu Reeves is scarce, yet brutal in the movie

What you may not like:

-Limited budgets keep the action very small and the sets a little simplistic
-Some of the acting is kind of cheesy
-One fight scene wasn’t as good as it should have been
-The tempo can be a little dry at times

Keanu Reeves does pretty well as a director

Keanu Reeves does pretty well as a director

What you’ll love:

-Good martial arts choreography
-Pretty good story with pretty good twists
-Great Moral and a surprising amount of depth for the genre
-Amazing character transformation (especially for a martial arts film)
-A nice cinematic feel

Keanu Reeves, being the director, is not in the film very much, but I found him to be a very unsettling villain. The more the film went on, the more evil he seemed. It was all very subtle, and yet the subtlety made it more disturbing. Keanu’s fighting style hasn’t changed much since the Matrix, however he manages a more brutal demeanor.

All in all, it’s not going to be the best Martial Arts movie you’ve ever seen, however you’ve seen thousands more that were nowhere near as good. I checked it out for the curiosity factor to see how Reeves would do as a director. All in all, I think he managed a unique look, and you can see in his style how his film career influenced his directing.

I would say it’s definitely worth checking out.

Thanks for reading,
Kephra

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