Tai Chi Zero is stuck in an East-meets-West, Old-meets-New conundrum. From a filmmaking perspective, it’s a perfect blend. Director Stephen Fung has taken a dull kung-fu tale, and imbued with modern sensibilities that playfully break the fourth wall, and use video game and anime inspirations in the visual style. However, Fung can’t reconcile his style with the script’s anti-technology themes. Tai Chi Zero can be light, goofy fun, but it’s eventually dragged down by its familiar story, paper-thin characters, and confused subtext.