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Ip Man 2 -- Grandmaster Ip Man is a new arrival in Hong Kong who wants to teach Wing Chun, but a corrupt local man and the ruling Brits attempt to get in his way.

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Release Date:
29 April 2010 (Australia) See more »
Plot:
Centering on Ip Man's migration to Hong Kong in 1949 as he attempts to propagate his discipline of Wing Chun martial arts. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
3 wins & 9 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Incredible action, but doesn't have the heart of the original film See more (84 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Donnie Yen ... Ip Man
Xiaoming Huang ... Wong Shun-Leung

Sammo Hung Kam-Bo ... Master Hung Chun-Nam

Lynn Hung ... Cheung Wing-Sing
Kent Cheng ... Fatso

Darren Shahlavi ... Mr. Miller / Twister
Yu-Hang To ... Cheng Wai-Kei

Charles Mayer ... Superintendent Wallace
Kanin Ngo ... Leung Kan
Calvin Cheng Ka-Sing ... Chow Kong-Yiu

Siu-Wong Fan ... Jin Shan Zhao / Kam Shan-Chau

Simon Yam ... Chow Ching-Chuen
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Christian Bachini ... Twister Supporter
Brian Thomas Burrell ... Emcee
Li Chak ... Yip Chun (as Li Ze)
Jiang Dai-Yan ... Bruce Lee
Hark-On Fung ... Master Cheng
Ke Ming Lin ... Master Lam
Meng Lo ... Master Law
Lu Mei-Fang ... Master Hung's wife
Stefan Morawietz ... Twister's coach
Tian Rui ... Jin Shan Zhao's wife
Siu Lung Sik ... Yip Man's student

Tomer Oz ... Referee (uncredited)

Directed by
Wilson Yip 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Choi Hiu-Yan 
Chan Tai-Li 
Edmond Wong  screenplay

Produced by
Xiaofen An .... producer (as Ann An)
Jun Gao .... executive producer
Xin Lee .... producer
Zheng Qiang-Hui .... executive producer
Zong Shu-Jie .... executive producer
Bak-Ming Wong .... executive producer
Bak-Ming Wong .... producer
Fan Yan-Mei .... associate producer
Jing Ye .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Kenji Kawai 
 
Cinematography by
Hang-Sang Poon (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Ka-Fai Cheung 
 
Casting by
Ean Tang 
 
Production Design by
Kenneth Mak 
 
Art Direction by
Kenneth Mak 
 
Costume Design by
Pik Kwan Lee 
 
Makeup Department
Maggie Choy .... makeup artist
Ronald Yeung .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Yuk-Lam Pang .... production manager
Eddie Wong .... assistant production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Po Chun Chan .... first assistant director
Ka-Wai Kam .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Wai Kin Lam .... property master
 
Sound Department
Wei He .... sound post-production supervisor
Hongrui Ji .... sound effects editor
Xu Miao .... foley artist
Jiajia Mok .... supervising sound editor
Qiuqiu Sun .... dialogue editor
Kinson Tsang .... sound editor
Terry Tu .... foley supervisor
George Lee Yiu-Keung .... sound editor
George Lee Yiu-Keung .... sound recordist
 
Visual Effects by
Henri Wong .... visual effects supervisor
 
Stunts
Leo Au-Yeung .... fight instructor
Ip Chun .... fight consultant
Allen Hai-Han Lan .... action choreographer
Sammo Hung Kam-Bo .... action director
Chi Kit Lee .... action choreographer
Ke Ming Lin .... action choreographer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Lin Yau Tsou .... second unit cinematographer
Siu Ping Yee .... grip
 
Casting Department
Kaprice Kea .... adr voice casting
Mike Leeder .... casting associate
 
Editorial Department
Stéphane Ma .... assistant colorist (as Stephane Ma)
 
Other crew
Wai Kei Cheng .... script supervisor
Ip Chun .... advisor and consultant
Erich Fleshman .... dialect coach
Siu-Ping Kung .... script supervisor
Chris Wegoda .... adr artist
Henri Wong .... title designer
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Yip Man 2" - Hong Kong (original title)
"Ip Man 2: Legend of the Grandmaster" - USA (alternative title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for violence
Runtime:
108 min
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Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Trivia:
Darren Shahlavi who costars as Twister in the film, has been a fan of Hong Kong cinema since a boy and even attended a seminar for film fighting by Donnie Yen 20 years ago in London, England.See more »
Quotes:
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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Movie Connections:
References Rocky IV (1985)See more »
Soundtrack:
UnbeatableSee more »

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51 out of 61 people found the following review useful.
Incredible action, but doesn't have the heart of the original film, 12 May 2010
Author: chrismsawin from United States

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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