During the Japanese invasion of 1937, when a wealthy martial artist is forced to leave his home and work to support his family, he reluctantly agrees to train others in the art of Wing Chun for self-defense.
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 young fighter named Kham must go to Australia to retrieve his stolen elephant. With the help of a Thai-born Australian detective, Kham must take on all comers, including a gang led by an evil woman and her two deadly bodyguards.
Ong Bak 3 picks up where Ong Bak 2 had left off. Tien is captured and almost beaten to death before he is saved and brought back to the Kana Khone villagers. There he is taught meditation ... See full summary »
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.
Ip Man 2 is a 2010 Hong Kong biographical martial arts film loosely based on the life of Ip Man, a grandmaster of the martial art Wing Chun. A sequel to the 2008 film Ip Man, the film was directed by Wilson Yip, and stars Donnie Yen, who reprises the leading role. Continuing after the events of the earlier film, the sequel centers on Ip's movements in Hong Kong, which is under British colonial rule. He attempts to propagate his discipline of Wing Chun, but faces rivalry from other practitioners, including the local master of Hung Ga martial arts.Written by
Darren Shahlavi, who co-starred 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 twenty years ago in London, England. See more »
In the final fight, the announcer's microphone appears to be a modern condenser microphone. The film takes place in the 1950's. See more »
Let's talk. Will you release my pupil first?
Leung, are you all right?
Wong Shun Leung:
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?
What did you say? I'm not as good as you?
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?
Doesn't matter. He's better than you anyway. By the way, did you bring the ransom?
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Ip Man 2 picks up where the first film leaves off. He escapes Foshan and lands up in Hong Kong with his family. He opens a school but as a foreigner cannot attract students. A young guy named Wong starts a fight with Ip Man and gets beaten and brings back his friends who also are easily defeated. They become his first students and his popularity grows as does his reputation. Other schools resent his success and fights break out with his rivals.
Ip Man is undefeated until a match with fellow teacher named Hung, ending their duel in a draw. The corrupt local police demand bribes from him to keep the school open, but he refuses and is harassed until he moves to a different location.
The British show up with a superior attitude toward the Asian culture and a white boxer, Taylor Milos, challenges the best martial artists. He knocks them all out and kills Hung. The populous is outraged and so Ip Man agrees to prove the worthiness of the Chinese by fighting the racist Milos. The contest is competitive and the ending is decent.
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