Keanu Reeves helps redefine action in The Matrix.
John Arcilla inspires as Heneral Luna.
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- Fight choreography was heavily inspired by the 1994 film Fist of Legend starring Jet Li
- Yuen Woo-Ping - who also did the fight choreo for Fist of Legend, Drunken Master, and Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon amongst many others - was brought on to help redefine action in the Matrix
- A Yuen Woo-Ping video essay on how he started his craft and grew it to what was seen in most 90s films: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lisR4uvmFRs
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- the start of the Philippine-American War, 1898
- focused on General Luna, the Commanding General of the Philippine Army
- (spoiler) New findings, found after film was made, relating to events depicted in the end of the film: