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Ip Man: The Final Fight (2013)

Yip Man: Jung gik yat zin (original title)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Herman Yau

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Erica Lee (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Anthony Chau-Sang Wong ... Yip Man
Gillian Chung ... Chan Sei-mui
Jordan Chan ... Tang Shing
Eric Tsang ... Ng Chung
Marvel Chow Marvel Chow ... Wang Dong
Chuchu Zhou ... Jenny (as Zhou Chuchu)
Timmy Hung ... Leung Sheung
Luxia Jiang Luxia Jiang ... Le King
Xin Xin Xiong ... Local Dragon
Chun Ip Chun Ip ... Stall owner with phone
Anita Yuen ... Cheung Wing-Sing
Kai Chi Liu ... Lee Yiu-wah
Cho-Lam Wong ... Blind Chan
Jonathan Wong Chee Hynn ... Ngai Tong (as Jonathan Wong)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Leo Au-Yeung Leo Au-Yeung ... Fat Choi
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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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Rated PG-13 for martial arts violence and some drug material | See all certifications »

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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese

Release Date:

28 March 2013 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Ip Man 4: The Final Fight See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,165, 27 September 2013, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$37,884

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,967,001
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

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2.35 : 1
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Opening film for the 37th Hong Kong International Film Festival. See more »

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Follows The Legend Is Born: Ip Man (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Nan Ping Wan Zhong
Composed by Wang Fu Ling
Lyrics by Chen Shi
Sung by Tsui Ping
[OP: EMI Music Publishing Hong Kong. License courtesy of EMI Music Hong Kong, admin by Warner Music Hong Kong Ltd]
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Satisfying but Flawed
9 August 2013 | by mrrockeySee all my reviews

Ip Man: The Final Fight is another knockoff of Wilson Yip's Ip Man films once again directed by Herman Yau. It shows the final years of Ip Man's life and has a more somber tone to it compared to the previous films. But is that a good or bad thing, let's take a look!

Firstly, I want to talk about our new Ip Man, Anthony Wong. When I first heard that he's our new Ip Man, I wasn't pleased. I thought that Wong looked too tough and hard-edged to play a guy who's supposed to be humble and peaceful. But when I saw this film, he won me over. The difference between Anthony Wong's Ip Man and Donnie Yen's Ip Man is that Yen is supposed to be the kinda guy who's always had the perfect life. He was always sitting at home, drinking tea, practicing Wing Chun, and having meals with his family. Anthony Wong's Ip Man has some of those traits as well but he's also a man who's gained a lot of wisdom from his experiences. His version of Ip Man, while still humble, is a little more aware of his abilities and isn't afraid to show it off here and there. Both portrayals are great but you can't really say one is better because they're playing different ages at Ip Man's life.

Secondly, the story. While the earlier films are essentially action movies, this one is more of a historical drama which I actually kinda like! After the first film, the Ip Man series had problems trying to incorporate action into the plot but there's a lot less of that here. It focuses more on Ip Man's later life in Hong Kong being told in a somewhat somber tone and it's actually pretty compelling. So the story for me gets a thumbs up!

The problems with this movie is the continuity, the villain, and the lack of Bruce Lee. I'm still not completely sure about this movie's continuity. I think it's supposed to be an alternate continuation of the first Ip Man movie with Ip Man first being introduced to Hong Kong and mentioning he fought the Japanese before but then I thought, didn't he also do that in The Legend is Born: Ip Man? So I have no fricking idea whether or not the first Ip Man movie is canon with this film. There's also a really forced villain in this movie. He's so over-the-top and comic-book like, it doesn't quite fit with the tone of this movie. I really wish one day, someone will make an Ip Man movie that has action but doesn't have a villain. I'm also surprised by the lack of Bruce Lee in this film. He's probably the reason Ip Man is famous in the first place so I was really disappointed with his lack of screen-time in this film.

Overall, it's not perfect but I certainly prefer it over the previous two Ip Man films so I say check it out! 6/10.


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