Very good martial arts movie
It's not an epic. So don't expect something like "Hero". It's not a
complex tale so don't expect "Curse of the Golden Flower".
What it is is a very good biopic of Ip Man, arguably the best Wing Chun
martial artist of his time. He is portrayed by Donnie Yen, a real life
martial artist. His background in the sport along with the masterful
choreography by Sammo Hung gives the fight scenes a lot of realism and
a lot of style. Wires are used but kept to a minimum unlike the
"wire-fu" epics that have over-saturated the market.
the contrast between Ip Man's style of Wu Shu and the northerners is
subtle but still there. Ip Man's moves are definitely more graceful
than the brute force of the northerners. The Japanese viewers may not
like the film as it focuses the second half of the film on the
atrocities committed by them during World War 2. So obviously, even the
soldiers being depicted as "honorable" (such as General Miura) are
still capable of despicable acts of violence and cruelty.
Ip Man is a period piece and even the film itself has a dated quality
about it. The acting is superb with some exceptions. Simon Yam is
almost un-recognizable as the factory owner. He was great. But Donnie
Yen's stoic face and lack of range sometimes were weaknesses. the
actress playing his wife wasn't given much to work with and hence she
doesn't have much to show. Many of the Japanese characters were
But overall it's a very entertaining martial arts movie that has some
heart, some story and a lot of realistically choreographed fight
scenes. Kudos to Sammo Hung for designing those and Donnie Yen for
executing so brilliantly..
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good movie nice.
Saas watch Fireproof movie
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KAPH watch Sydney movie
Great old style move with a part of history put in. Good to see a part of Bruce Lee's soul..
gentlemen watch Eye Of The Needle movie
Cars 1 was very good but I don't think Cars 2 was as entertaining. the first 1 keep my attention much better..
stebaz watch Last Train Home movie
thr first movie of yip man i a very nice kung fu story.
i like yip man iwant to download this movie.
this one of the great kung fun fightin ever... .
thanks is anice.
i just saw this and ---what a movie! reminds me of the professional w/ jean reno..
a verry good fighting movie.
This was a great story of one of the most popular Kung fu masters of
all time. Ip man. A fighter, teacher who posses a skill unlike any
other man on earth. His ability to use his style of Kung Fu led to fame
in small increments which his fellow neighbours lavished upon his name.
Yet at the time of world war two, his abilities would be put to the
test when the Japanese occupied his town with a headquarters in his own
house. Thrust to the streets like a common criminal, Ip man finds work
to keep his son and his wife above water. Yet in the back ground, is
the Japanese soldiers who were trying to display their own brand of
boxing, making themselves look more superior. In the midst of this
chaos, a friend of Ip's was killed in a local tournament for which the
Japanese used to display their skills. Hearing about his death, Ip man
then decides to put and end to the tyranny and take on the general
himself. With support from his neighbours, Ip man goes into the ring,
and gives the audience a display of strength, skill, and complete
finesse for which Ip man is known for. He also is the same teacher, who
taught the legendary Bruce Lee when he was just a nine year old punk to
adult hood. Ip man was to become the ultimate teacher master of his
style, and his school with quite possibly, the most effective Kung Fu
on the planet. This is a great story of his life, with the tragedies
that loomed around every corner, he never looked down or away from a
challenge. Excellent cast, and music to fit the times of the most
horrible wars that plagued the earth..