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Keanu Reeves helps redefine action in The Matrix.
John Arcilla inspires as Heneral Luna.

@ 1:09

The Matrix

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Maturity Rating: R
Spoilers: Minor
  • 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

@ 15:15

Heneral Luna

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Maturity Rating: R
Spoilers: None
  • the start of the Philippine-American War, 1898
  • focused on General Luna, the Commanding General of the Philippine Army
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonio_Luna
  • (spoiler) New findings, found after film was made, relating to events depicted in the end of the film:
  • https://interaksyon.philstar.com/trends-spotlights/2018/11/26/139110/unearthed-emilio-aguinaldos-telegram-to-meet-antonio-luna-before-his-killing/

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