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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 »

Director:

Herman Yau

Writer:

Erica Li (screenplay) (as Erica Lee)
3 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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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 ... 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 Chee Hynn Wong ... 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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Trivia

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

Goofs

When Ip Man arrives in Hong Kong in 1949, a Volkswagen Type 2 (aka Camper or Minibus) passes in front of him on the street. The first Type 2's were not produced until mid-November 1949 and the vehicle was not available for sale until 1950. See more »

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

Soundtracks

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]
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A confused movie
13 August 2013 | by chiggaboy88See all my reviews

Not the worst HK movie I've ever seen, but pretty far down there. Overall, I think the movie just never figured out what it wanted to be. Does it want to be a biography of Ip Man? Does it want to be a nostalgic piece to serve as a trip down memory lane for older Hong Kong citizens? Is this a movie to profile an iconic figure or a movie to give as much air time to multiple movie stars? In its attempt to honour Ip Man, the movie creates a wooden character of him which leaves little room for character development or interesting acting from Anthony Wong. Weakness is a trait that all humans have, but the movie does its best to remove as much of this trait from its portrayal of Ip Man as possible to immortalize him as some sort of legendary figure. Even in scenes where weakness is demonstrated, so little of it is explored that the audience is left with little to empathize with.

As part of that attempt to honour him, the movie makers tried to tie in as many characters and story lines from Ip Man's real life as possible. But again, its a mess. Few of those characters are developed and we never really get a chance to care about who they are below the surface. For example, I would have loved to see more of who Eric Tsang and Jordan Chan's characters really were.

As a final disappointment, scenes near the end of the movie totally betray the tone and style of the overall movie as well.

Watchable, but unfocused, disjointed and unorganized. A reminder to me why I have slowly drifted away from Hong Kong movies...


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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:

$15,514, 22 September 2013

Gross USA:

$37,884

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,967,001
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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