Keanu Reeves Has Directed Actors In The Art of Acting. Also, Tai Chi: Trailer for 'The Man of Tai Chi'.
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Keanu Reeves Has Directed Actors In The Art of Acting. Also, Tai Chi: Trailer for The Man of Tai Chi.

By Jodi Clager | Trailers | April 22, 2013 | Comments ()


Someone allowed Keanu Reeves to direct a movie. Someone thought to themselves, "You know, I bet Keanu Reeves can really get some good emotions out of actors. I bet he can do an amazing job telling other actors how to act in a movie." Maybe that person has never seen one of Keanu's films. Perhaps they haven't seen his nuanced performance in Speed or the subtle beauty of his Neo in The Matrix. Wait. I think I might be confusing nuanced and subtle with clunky and unemotional. It's early and my coffee isn't kicking in.

Regardless, Keanu directing a movie is something that has happened and now we have to deal with the resulting plop. Gird your loins and prepare to experience the trailer for The Man of Tai Chi, starring Tiger Hu Chen (Kung Fu Hero), Karen Mok (Shaolin Soccer), Iko Uwais (The Raid), and Keanu himself.

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Comments Are Welcome, Bigots and Trolls Are Not

  • Yeah, Mr. Neo is not even remotely a good actor, but I can't muster up enough energy to actively dislike his success in spite of it. In fact, I like the dude, even after "Let. THE show. BEgin." WHY IS THIS???

  • sara

    Could care less if this is terrible or not, Its Kenau and I farking love Keanu.

  • Fabius_Maximus

    I don't care how bad it it if Iko Uwais is in it.

  • BWeaves

    Hahahhaha! Let . . . the show . . . begin. hahahhaha, acting!

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but I thought Tai Chi was that really slow exercise that old people do? When did it morph into Kung Fu?

  • Yeah, tai chi (the old people exercise) is a slightly modified form of tai chi chuan (kickass martial art).

    Don't know if you are familiar with Kung Fu Hustle or Avatar (the animated one), but they utilized it heavily.

  • Bert_McGurt

    As I understand it, they just practice slowly. For control, or meditation, or whatever. Apparently it's pretty bada** if you do it at normal speed.

  • BWeaves

    Hey, Opie's first film was "Eat My Dust." Ya gotta start somewhere.

  • Yocean

    Oh that final line. It's like Keanu mistook getting back to his Asian Heritage meant doing " I am gonna actually say the badly translated English subtitle as cheesy as possible."

  • Justin Kuhn

    uhm I thought he directed that indie comedy bank robbing movie already? just sayin.

  • lowercase_ryan

    A modern day take on Bloodsport with some actual production values in the mix and you're c complaining!?!? Just who the hell do you think you are??!??

  • You know what? I'm giving it a shot.

    People gave Affleck a ton of shit, then he brought Gone Baby Gone. Not saying this is gonna be award-winning, but it might be pretty entertaining.

    Plus, considering all the nice stuff he does for the film crew on his films, he probably agreed to make this to keep people from giving him their firstborn in gratitude.

    EDIT: Karen Mok is effing gorgeous. So my ticket is sold.

  • Keanu Reeves is a God amongst men. How dare you.

  • Xtacle Steve

    Keanu Reeves can't act? It's like you haven't even seen The Lake House. He was damn near perfect as the mail box that served as a time portal for Sandra Bullock and Chris Klein.

  • zeke_the_pig

    Purely critical zeke: yep, what a load of tosh.
    Can't-help-but-be-human zeke: Don't care if it's good or bad; after living the life he's lived and behaving the way he's often behaved, Keanu can do whatever the fuck he wants and I won't say anything against it.

    Damn I'm low on snark today. What gives

  • toblerone

    I'm saving all my Keanu snark for 47 Ronin.

  • Wednesday

    Everyone knows snark ebbs relative to the lunar cycle.

  • TK

    Well, it sure has a lot of fighting. And then a final line that, well...

    It. Looks Fucking. Terrible.

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