Shaolin is a story about warlords during early twentieth century China, their relationship with the Shaolin Buddhist temple, and its resident kung-fu monks. The movie’s title, “Shaolin”, is an overly generic name to describe a simple story. I went into this expecting almost a historical account of all things Shaolin. Nope. It’s just a completely fictional story.
When a movie crosses one’s path with Jet Li in a starring role, it’s difficult to imagine anything but a cool action kung fu movie. Don’t get me wrong. While this movie is packed with demon-fighting action, it is really a love story.
Tai Chi Zero is part 1 of a two part movie, the next being “Tai Chi Hero”. These movies are a very VERY loose story interpretation of the famous kung fu tai chi master, Yang Lu-chan, founder of Yang style tai chi chuan.
First off, I’m not entirely sure why this movie goes under so many names, especially Tai Chi II since this is a stand-alone story and Wu Jing’s (Jackie Wu) first movie, made in 1993. In fact, his character becomes Continue reading
Now, thus far if you’ve followed the site, you’ll not guess me to be the video game guy, but having managed a certain major video game retail outlet for about 7 years, I can assure you, it’s a definite hobby. However, I’ve never really gotten myself hooked on any MMO’s. I’ve tried WoW, Star Wars, City of Heroes, D&D….they were all good, they just weren’t for me. I was contacted by Snail Games to come check out their new entry into the fold at NYCC, Age of Wushu, and I think I finally found my fix. Continue reading