Jack Ma takes on top fighters

Let's face it, Alibaba founder Jack Ma Yun has the Midas touch.



Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Let's face it, Alibaba founder Jack Ma Yun has the Midas touch.

Everything he touches turns to gold so it's no surprise that his venture into movies, a 23-minute clip that promotes tai chi, has gathered more than 110 million views in just a day and a half.

The short film Gong Shou Dao not only packs a punch but includes some of the all-time greats in martial arts such as Jacky Wu Jing, Sammo Hung Kam- bo, champion boxer You Shiming, Thai actor Tony Jaa and retired Mongolian sumo champion Asashoryu Akinori.

Australian actress Natasha Liu Bordizzo was the only female lead in the production.

In the first minute of the trailer, martial arts masters pass a basketball around, showing off their kung fu skills, with the ball ending in a pulp at Ma's fist.

What follows is a series of one-on-one showdowns between the martial art masters and Ma, through stunning graphics. The full version of the movie was uploaded online on Sunday.