Posts Tagged ‘Chinese’

Ip Man 2 (2010)

Posted: March 24, 2011 in Chinese, Foreign Movies
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Ip Man 2

Centering on Ip Man’s migration to Hong Kong in 1949 as he attempts to propagate his discipline of Wing Chun martial arts.

Director:

Wilson Yip

Writer:

Edmond Wong (screenplay)

Stars:

Genres:

I must say…Ip man and Ip man 2 really take Kung fu movies to a whole another level. Donnie Yen who reprises his role as Ip Man is perfect. His acting is very good and he has perfect moves.
The fight scenes are awesome…while Ip Man has more drama than fighting, this one has much more fighting and less drama. Sammo Hung(im sure you’ll recognize him if you’re a kungfu movie fan) is awesome although he has problems with his heart. Although the last fight was great,  the fight scene between two of the greatest kung fu fighters Hung and Yen is something you dont wanna miss..It’s a hell of an experience to watch them move their fist like a chaingun without reloading…
For those who thought Ip Man was awesome…well after this movie you’ll want to run out and start fighting random people(hehe)…Although I thought this one lacked a bit in the storyline, but Donnie Yan and Sammo Hung’s moves and acting lifts it up…
This movie is worth to watch. Even if you’re not a kungfu movie fan, after the Ip Man movies u’ll start luving it…
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Ip Man (2008)

Posted: March 24, 2011 in Chinese, Foreign Movies
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Ip Man

A semi-biographical account of Yip Man, the first martial arts master to teach the Chinese martial art of Wing Chun and the mentor of the iconic legend Bruce Lee.

Director:

Wilson Yip

Writer:

Edmond Wong (screenplay)

Stars:

Donnie YenSimon Yam and Siu-Wong Fan

Genres:

ActionBiographyDramaHistory

Ip Man has quenched our thirst of a real good martial art movie where we don’t just watch man kicking asses but where we can appreciate the man’s moral and virtues.
The movie flows well, from the view of the kungfu street of Fo Shan, to the introduction of Ip Man, and so on. Scene by scene are there in a well done play, and when someone had to display martial art act, they don’t just throw bunch of people out from nowhere to have him beating them all over. I think the scenario is well written.
Fight choreography is great. Different approach from what we usually see, people doing flashy flying kicks and sorts…since it is about wing chun, feet hardly ever leave the ground but it doesn’t decrease the beauty and flashiness of the fights.

People may complain about bits that might not fit the real condition of those era. Well, I think producers have to make sure they made entertaining movies, not documentaries.
Last words, Donnie Yuen has always been a good martial art actor, he just never get the spotlight. And finally as Ip Man he gets to stand on where he deserves.He’s just superb as the Grandmaster Ip Man…