Ip Man 2 (2010)

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Ip Man 2: Directed by Wilson Yip. With Donnie Yen, Xiaoming Huang, Sammo Kam-Bo Hung, Lynn Xiong. Centering on Ip Man’s migration to Hong Kong in 1949 as he attempts to propagate his discipline of Wing Chun martial arts.

“This is my first review on IMDb but after watching this film and being bitterly disappointed i felt i had to write one.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eI want to begin by saying what i liked so much about the first one to illustrate the differences between the 2 films. The first one blew me away, the fight scenes were absolutely brilliant, before seeing ip man i was always a fan of the jet li stuff but donnie yen changed everything in the first film, it made me fall in love with win chung, and he was awesome, none of the fight scenes were over the top they were simple but thats what made them brilliant. In the second one i felt like i was watching a John Woo film, death by slow motion.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eNone of the characters were properly developed so you didnu0026#39;t care about them, and the fight scenes seemed to drag on, i mean taking on 50 guys with machetes cu0026#39;mon for gods sake its supposed to be based on a real man, i donu0026#39;t care how good anyone is that just wouldnu0026#39;t happen, and the bit with the crate Jackie Chan film comes to mind, but the worst bit was the final fight , yaaaaaaaawwwwwnn!!! how boring and predictable, and as someone else mentioned Rocky 4 done all over again. People watch these films for the beauty of Chinese martial arts and in this one Wing chun in particular, and all of that is gone in this one, other than the very first fight with his student. Also the film touches on the spirit of kung fu and the belief system that goes with it, but doesnu0026#39;t go any deeper, which i would have loved, and this film had the opportunity to do that because he was teaching kung fu in this film.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eSo to sum up, Ip Man 2 is nothing special, still enjoyable but doesnu0026#39;t come close to the first one, ill still look out for more donnie yen films though because i still think he played the part well.”


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