To quote the trailer, Tai Chi 0 is a “Steampunk Kung Fu Showdown.” This means it’s a regular martial arts flick with gears glued onto shit in the background, but it still looks pretty fun. If nothing else it stars my beloved Shu Qi, star of The Transporter, Storm Riders, and a great many Hong Kong porn movies, if my memory serves. If nothing else, it’s also got a guy with glowy eyes and a biplane, and that’s probably enough for me to check it out. Thanks to da Bearon for the tip.
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