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Ip Man 2 (2010)

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


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Credited cast:
Wong Shun-Leung
Master Hung Chun-Nam
Kent Cheng ...
Mr. Miller / Twister
Yu-Hang To ...
Cheng Wai-Kei
Superintendent Wallace
Ka-nin Ngo ...
Leung Kan
Calvin Ka-Sing Cheng ...
Chow Kong-Yiu
Jin Shan Zhao / Kam Shan-Chau
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Christian 'Kang' Bachini ...
Twister Supporter (as Christian Bachini)
Li Chak ...
Yip Chun (as Li Ze)


Ip Man 2 is a 2010 Hong Kong biographical martial arts film loosely based on the life of Ip Man, a grandmaster of the martial art Wing Chun. A sequel to the 2008 film Ip Man, the film was directed by Wilson Yip, and stars Donnie Yen, who reprises the leading role. Continuing after the events of the earlier film, the sequel centers on Ip's movements in Hong Kong, which is under British colonial rule. He attempts to propagate his discipline of Wing Chun, but faces rivalry from other practitioners, including the local master of Hung Ga martial arts. Written by jck movies

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

29 April 2010 (Hong Kong)  »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$61,057 (USA) (28 January 2011)


$204,380 (USA) (29 April 2011)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Yu-Hang To, who played the character of Hu Wei in this movie - played the character of Ip Man in The Legend Is Born: Ip Man movie. See more »


(around 41min) on the fight with master Chang the Ip man double appears when Chang turn's around, that moment the camera faces the Ip man but it isn't him . See more »


Ip Man: Let's talk. Will you release my pupil first?
Cheng Wai-Kei: Release him!
Ip Man: Leung, are you all right?
Wong Shun Leung: I'm fine.
Ip Man: Why did you injure him?
Wong Shun Leung: He wanted to fight, but wasn't as good as me. I couldn't really help it, could I?
Cheng Wai-Kei: What did you say? I'm not as good as you?
Ip Man: Take it easy! You're both young men. Injuries are inevitable in friendly fights. I'll visit your master and explain to him. May I know who your master is?
Cheng Wai-Kei: Doesn't matter. He's better than you anyway. By the way, did you bring the ransom?
Ip Man: No.
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References Bullet in the Head (1990) See more »


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Incredible action, but doesn't have the heart of the original film
12 May 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Ip Man might just be my favorite martial arts film of all time. It's the only martial arts film I've ever given a perfect score and that's mainly due to the film having an intriguing storyline that compliments its jaw dropping action sequences. The only flaws the film really seemed to have was that it eventually had to end and basically left its audience wanting more. That's where the desire for a sequel came in.

While Ip Man 2 was able to establish the same atmosphere of the original film, it wasn't quite able to capture your heart the way like the first film did. That's mainly because the story isn't as enthralling. Ip Man is attempting to teach Wing Chun in Hong Kong where he has to deal with defeating all of the masters in the area if he wishes to teach kung-fu there. On top of that, Yip Man has to deal with a champion western boxer who doesn't respect Chinese boxing. The struggle to show the world that Wing Chun is a respectable martial art seems to take a back seat to less important plot points, which makes the sequel feel weaker than its counterpart.

However, Ip Man 2 still delivers a solid and entertaining action film. Any scene in the film featuring Sammo Hung is gold. In fact, the sole reason to see Ip Man 2 is for Hung's match with Donnie Yen. If you've seen S.P.L.: Killzone, then you already have an idea of how epic a match between these two can be. After viewing Ip Man 2, the Hung/Yen match will be the thing viewers remember most and for good reason.

Ip Man 2 doesn't sweep you off your feet and smack you in the face quite as hard as its predecessor, but it's still very worthy of carrying the 'Ip Man' name and a joy to watch. If you enjoyed the hard-hitting action of the original film, then you'll have no problem being entertained by this sequel.

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