Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Ip Man 2

Synopsis: In this sequel, Ip Man (Donnie Yen) arrives in Hong Kong in 1949, only to discover that martial arts schools there operated like triads rather than more respectable institutions. His efforts to teach his Wing Chun discipline is fraught with poverty and meets resistance from Master Hung (Sammo Hung), a fellow kungfu master who runs a fish market and is being bullied by the British authorities. However, he takes solace in his bright student Leung (Chen Dao Ming) and his loving, patient wife (Lynn Hung @ Xiong Dai Lin). As conflicts brew and tempers flare, an English boxing champ (Darren Shahlavi) insults the Chinese and challenges the whole establishment to an East vs. West showdown, leaving Master Hung and Master Ip to find themselves possible allies. [Source: Yahoo! Singapore Movies]
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Ip Man 2 delivers again, showcasing wing chun's short and swift moves, countering its opponents and hitting them through loop holes exposed. Probably one of the best Kung fu films these days where digital effects are kept to a minimum. The storyline is well written, humorous at parts, portraying Ip Man as a good fighter and a loving father. Too bad though, all that is about Ip Man has been told so I won't be expecting Ip Man 3. A highly recommended film to watch and be mesmerized by Donnie Yen!
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Rate: 8/10