It’s exciting to see Shyamalan on such confident footing once more, all these years later.
One thing you notice right away about kung fu heroes is that they don't talk much. They're men of action. They exchange a couple of curt words:
You have offended my honor!
Ha! Ha! Now I will kill you!
And then they lay into each other with fists, feet, elbows and fingernails. Even in the early scenes, when they're setting up the plot, they keep the dialogue to an absolute minimum. The heroic kung fu expert goes to the temple to talk to a long-bearded Master, who says something like, "The students of Wong have offended the honor of the temple!" And then the hero replies, "Ha! Ha! Now I will kill them!"