Action is a popular genre of movies, and genres from superheroes to spy films show a wide variety of what the genre can accomplish. One of the most beloved types of action is the martial arts films. Many modern-day blockbuster franchises like John Wick and Mission: Impossible draw heavily from the legendary martial arts films of China, Thailand, Indonesia, and Japan. The Matrix, in particular, was directly inspired by Shaolin Kung Fu and Tai Chi. The Wachowskis hired famed Hong Kong choreographer Yuen Woo-ping to coordinate its fight sequences.