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The Legend Is Born: Ip Man (2010)

Yip Man chin chyun (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Biography, Drama | 24 June 2010 (Hong Kong)
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Yip Man's resistance against invading foreigners, along with his romantic relations while under the tutelage of three Wing Chun masters.

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Cheung Wing Shing
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Ng Chung So
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Yip Tin Chi
Rose Chan ...
Li Mei Wai
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Leung Bik
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Chan Wah Shun
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Kitano Yumi
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Cheung Ho Tin
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Young Li Mei Wai
Heman Leung ...
Li Man Ho
Jun Hui Wen ...
Young Yip Man (as Wen Jun Hui)
Shen Al Ji ...
Young Yip Tin Chi
Sire Ma ...
Cheung Wing Wah
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Yip Man's resistance against invading foreigners, along with his romantic relations while under the tutelage of three Wing Chun masters.

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Not only a bad movie but also almost an offense to the memory of Yip Man.
13 November 2015 | by See all my reviews

The only reason why I give it no less than 5 stars is because the guy who makes Yip Man is a pleasant actor, and because the movie gives some info about the early years of Yip Man. But the way the story is told, the script and direction, leave much to be desired. Besides a vastly useless and boring first 15 min, the movie keeps boring with huge parts (the 75% of it) of presumed "historical" details. It seems like if the real aim of the director was not making an entertaining movie but a sort of narrative documentary. And I could have lived with that if at least the historical details would be true. Unfortunately most of them are totally made-up. So, what's the purpose of making a boring fictive biography? But what I really could not stand was a horrible ridiculous pathetic shameful ninja scene. Yes, I know, now there is Ip Man 3 coming out and there will be Mike Tyson vs Ip Man. At least ninjas are still an oriental thing, you may think. Maybe. But the scene is really really bad. I also find Tyson vs Yip a bit too much, but at least it is Tyson, and Donnie. And that trilogy does not pretend to be 100% historical.

But if you have time and want to prepare yourself to Ip Man 3 with a pseudo historical prequel, this is not a total loss of time.


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