A martial arts instructor from the police force gets imprisoned after killing a man by accident. But when a vicious killer starts targeting martial arts masters, the instructor offers to help the police in return for his freedom.
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 ... See full summary »
Anthony Chau-Sang Wong,
A near retired cop and his unit are willing to put down a crime boss at all costs while dealing with a replacement inspector who is getting in their way. Meanwhile, the crime boss sends his top assassin to kill the cops.
Seven years after the apparent death of Chen Zhen, who was shot after discovering who was responsible for his teacher's death (Huo Yuanjia) in Japanese-occupied Shanghai. A mysterious ... See full summary »
In 1905, revolutionist Sun Yat-Sen visits Hong Kong to discuss plans with Tongmenghui members to overthrow the Qing dynasty. But when they find out that assassins have been sent to kill him, they assemble a group of protectors to prevent any attacks.
Ip Man 4? I doubt it. But Great fight scenes in this one.
Although I expected Tyson to be more involved in the script, but overall the movie is highly entertaining with great fight scenes.
Half way through the movie I had the urge to go to the bathroom, but the movie was so action packed that I had to wait until the end.
One criticism is if the story introduced Bruce Lee, then he had so little part in the story. His introduction was mainly based on him teaching Yip Man dance.
Ip man 1 and 2 were great. Ip Man 3, which is perhaps the last of the series, failed to offer a meaningful ending. Hence one may be puzzled.
I know Wing Chun is an efficient technique, but somehow, it has been highly exaggerated in the movie industry going back to the time of Sammo Hung's movie "Prodigal Son". However, it is not really the technique itself, but who is behind any technique in a combat.
Neither of Ip Man movies depict the true life of him but the scripts and fights are well done.
By the way, based on IP Man 2, he had two kids. In this one there is only one!!!
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