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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Cheung Wing Shing
Chun Ip ...
Cheung Ho Tin
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


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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Ip Man 3  »


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Did You Know?


The role of Leung Bik was played by Ip Man's son Ip Chun. See more »


In a scene set in a cinema in 1919, Ip Man and his future wife (Huang Yi) are supposed to be watching Nosferatu, F.W. Murnau's 1922 horror classic. This is clearly impossible, yet the film shown is not Nosferatu anyway. See more »


Followed by Yip Man: Jung gik yat jin (2013) See more »

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Although not as entertaining as the previous Ip Man films, it's still a worthy installment
6 January 2012 | by See all my reviews

Like some critics are saying I have to agree this isn't as entertaining as the previous Ip Man movies that feature Donnie Yen so far. But this isn't a bad movie, in fact it turned out to be much better than I expected. Maybe it's because I had such low expectations after finding out the person that will be playing Ip Man won't be Donnie Yen. This movie isn't really a prequel to the previous Ip Man movie although it shows the beginning of Ip Man's legend. But a alternative telling of the Ip Man story or a origin story. What I also found funny is how some of the cast from the previous Ip Man movies is in this but are entirely different characters. The plot isn't entirely believable but the fight sequences are at least compared to the previous two Ip Man movies. The story for a origin movie isn't all that interesting and not that entertaining and a bit slow paced for this style and type of movie. But the twist near the end makes it slightly bit better than it would have been. Not that the twist is all that great but it's still not that predictable and makes sense although a bit far-fetched. It's a worthy installment in the Ip Man franchise but it's not better than the previous two that has Donnie Yen. Although Dennis To does a great job playing Ip Man as Donnie Yen, in fact I find them both to be almost equals.


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