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In postwar Hong Kong, legendary Wing Chun grandmaster Ip Man is reluctantly called into action once more, when what begin as simple challenges from rival kung fu styles soon draw him into the dark and dangerous underworld of the Triads. Now, to defend life and honor, he has no choice but to fight one last time ... Written by
Emperor Motion Pictures
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Ping Shui Xiang Feng
Composed by Yao Nin
Lyrics by Yang Yan Qi
Sung by Wu Ying Yin
[OP: EMI Music Publishing Hong Kong
License courtesy of EMI Music Hong Kong, admin by Warner Music Hong Kong Ltd] See more »
Yet another Yip Man story from the different angle.
For the record, it is not a sequel to Donnie Yen's 'Ip Man' duology. This movie tells the story of grandmaster's last few years of life especially his personal life problems. Where he stayed alone in a rented rooftop house teaching martial arts to the young generation. Actually it won't tell anything about Bruce Lee-Ip Man's relationship. I kinda expected that and got disappointed. This story was mainly narrated by Ip Chun's perspective about his father. That he struggled his new livelihood in Hong Kong who was apart from his wife. As usual good in making friends who visited him often. After his wife's death his son joins him who witnesses a local singer who had affair with his father but that he resisted it. More likely a fine sentimental drama with the couple of fights now and then.
This movie was not impressive like other movies based on this man did. Movie's like 'The Legend is Born' and 'Bruce Lee, My Brother' had some good portrait of Ip Man life and events which left nothing for this movie. Everyone likes Ip Man after Donnie Yen's movie so the other filmmaker making benefit of it and that's where 'The Final Fight' born. Although the movie was okay but the problem with it was the sentiments were not touching and also the lack of some fine stunt sequences.
On the technical side of the movie it had no flaws. Camera works, the giant sets of 50s Hong Kong, musics, editing, costumes all were simply good, even the performances were appreciable. But the movie did not travel on the path as I expected. It may disappoint some people for its lack of some good actions and some people for not strong enough emotions. Still good to go for it only if your expectation are low, especially not to expect on the level of Donnie Yen's movie. Then only it will justify to your watch.
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