Today we bring you this just-released, full trailer for Tai Chi 0, courtesy of /Film. Somehow, the trailer makes a mindlessly entertaining mix out of martial arts, steampunk, and dubstep. That’s certainly an impressive feat, as who would have thought that these three things could go together without coming off as completely ludicrous?
This film is directed by Stephen Fung, with a script written by Kuo-fu Chen. Its ensemble cast – consisting of stars from Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Mainland China – features Xiao-chao Yuan, Angelababy, Tony Leung Ka Fai, Daniel Wu, and Qi Shu.
The official synopsis is as follows:
Young genius Yang Luchan (Yuan) travels to Chen Village to learn the forbidden secrets of martial arts, but learns that the village is menaced by a formidable battalion of Steampunk soldiers. The villagers realize that in order to save their home, they must trust this strange outsider with their knowledge of Tai Chi.
If it sounds a little cheesy, that’s probably because it’s supposed to be. The trailer features narration that takes the viewer through the prototypical story of a martial arts movie, while showing scenes that exemplify the tropes or plot devices named. And these bits of tongue-in-cheek, meta humour are absolutely and ridiculously awesome.
All in all, Tai Chi 0 seems poised to be a terrific popcorn flick. It will premiere at the TIFF in a few week’s time and you can catch it in 3D when it opens in theatres on October 16.
Watch the trailer below and let us know what you think in the comments!