Thursday, June 23, 2011

Ip Man (2008)

Director: Wilson Yip. Cast: Donnie Yen, Simon Yam. 106 min. Rated R. Hong Kong. Action/Biography.

Not a martial arts fan, but this is a martial arts film with a heart. Ip Man is not some idiotic gang-busting superhero, but based on a real Kung-Fu master with a wife and child, in a real historical pretext, humbly fighting for national honor against an invading entity. In other words, it's the story of a true hero; and as soon as a critical moment evolves in the story, you wish for the hero to show up and perform another beautifully choreographed fight. Learning that Ip Man was Bruce Lee's mentor might entice you to watch this.

PS: This is available for Instant Viewing on Netflix. Planning to watch the sequel soon.

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