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 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 order to make attorney at the law firm where he's a lowly assistant, Tae-soo (Ahn Jae-hong) is given the daunting assignment of keeping a failing zoo afloat for three months while the ... See full summary »
While actor Chris Collins plays an American Marine Karate Champion in the movie who is best by Master Ip Man's Wing Chun, in real life Collins is a Wing Chun student of Grandmaster Leung Ting, one of the real Ip Man's most senior students. See more »
I enjoy Ip Man movies for what they are: a showcase of martial arts strung together by some psuedo-historical context and dramatic interludes more polished than that found in other. I'm not viewing these movies through the same lens I would view anything that gets listed in a "for your consideration" posting. Through that filter, I've always enjoyed the Ip Man movies. Ip Man 4? ... I enjoyed, but I'm pretty sure the number of times I found myself cringing and/or someone in the theater laughing out loud exceeded the times from all previous movies. From the over-the-top caricatures to the slow clap in the final scene ... shudders to even think about. A good time, but better if just a supercut of the fight scenes.
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