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Ip Man

IP Man

Director:  Wilson Yip

Writer:   Edmond Wong

Stars: Donnie Yen, Simon Yam and Siu-Wong Fan

Reviewed by: Scotty

Ip Man is a semi-biopic about the founder of the martial art Wing Chun Kung Fu .  The story revolves the occupation of China by the Japanese military in World war II and the birth and development of Wing Chun Kung Fu during this difficult period.  There is a few bad guys, a few good guys and Ip Man is the best fighter in the region and is put to the test reluctantly, over and over again.

I have never seen a Donnie Yen (Ip Man) movie and from what I have read he has quite a following, and after watching this; add one more member to his fan club.   He is incredible and the fight scenes in this movie kick ass and are as fast and furious as they can get.

The movie itself felt like a Western done in Chinese.  When Ip walks into the room he has a Clint Eastwood effect and you know he is going to demolish the 10, 15, sometimes 20 bad guys that threaten his honor and his country.  I watched the dubbed version and sometimes this can be difficult to get over and I am sure it loses some depth in translation but either way this movie was fun to watch and I have been walking around my house doing Kung Fu, poorly, since I watched it.  I give it 2 guys and I look forward to watching Ip Man 2 in the coming weeks.

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