Dramatizes the life of Yip Man 1893-1972 in the mid to late 1930s. More often than note, martial arts become a unifying force, and this aspect of the narrative might seem to be a walk in the usual territory. It involves Donnie, ten Japanese karate practitioners and some of the most furious fighting I've ever seen on screen. They were actually applauding at times. Ip Man the family man also gets put under the spotlight, where his passion could sometimes leave him neglecting his wife and kid, and through the course of the story this focus often leaves one quite exasperated for his family's safety as he puts his countrymen above self and family when going up against the oppressive Japanese forces. Can Yip protect the mill and also face Miura and certain death? Review: Donnie Yen is a long time favorite of mine, but this is mainly because of their skills and martial arts screen presence than their skills operating. Aesthetic is not completely over-the-top-of Abiezer Donnie Yen films of the 80s and 90s, but for some people it is a good thing.
So what's the verdict on the action? You can actually feel the wrath of his character in this scene. I shall now proclaim unabashedly that I absolutely love this movie! I'm not going to delve deeper into plot details. The film moves forward at a brisk pace and contains a surprisingly large amount of fight scenes. With each new school, the master will pay their respects to Ip Man and to challenge him to a duel. I believe the combination of Yen, Sammo Hung and Wilson Yip is the right choice for this particular film and fighting style. Download and Watch Ip Man 2008 with English Subtitle.
The basic stuff is already outlined above, and I also feel the historical accuracy of certain events depicted can be debated. It totally lacks the vintage over-the-top-aesthetics of Donnie Yen's films of the 80's and 90's, but for some people that's a good thing. In this bio-pic, Ip Man, one of the earliest Wing Chun martial arts exponents credited to have propagated its popularity, gets portrayed as the best of the best in 1930s Fo Shan, China, where the bustling city has its own Martial Arts Street where countless of martial arts schools have set up shop to fuel the craze of kung fu training. I personally think that this performance is his best to date. While Li lays claim to three of such roles in the iconic Wong Fei Hung in the Tsui Hark movies , Fong Sai Yuk and Huo Yuan Jia in Fearless, after which he felt he had to hang up his martial arts roles because he thought that he had communicated all that he wanted about martial arts through these films.
Ip Man is the undisputed martial arts champion, yet he has not devoted himself to teaching. Sammo Hung's choreography is exceptional and a throwback to his great kung fu films of the early 1980's. The plot with the Japanese army seems invented although they did ask him to teach the troops which he refused. The film focuses on events surrounding Ip that took place in the city of Foshan between the 1930s to 1940s during the Second Sino-Japanese War. Excellent direction, photography and set design enliven this account of Wing Chun instructor Yip Man's life before he moved to Hong Kong.
For much like Wing Chun, everything in this movie get to the point quickly-- so that at over 100 minutes, the movie feels much too short. No one will be disappointed. Donnie shoots twelve kinds of ass in the film, and it's all accompanied by some of the worst sound design I've ever heard. Tifozëte recommended for martial arts films! Also the film claims that he refused to teach anybody but that is also not true. However the film muddies up the historical record, that is not to say it isn't a great film. When a rough gang comes to town, it's Yip they must challenge.
Foshun is a prosperous city with many martial arts schools. Description: A semi-biographical account of Yip Man, the first martial arts master to teach the Chinese martial art Wing Chun. The advancing at a rapid pace and contains a surprising amount of great fight scenes. His humility is his virtue, and his style is never violent or aggressive, which often gets assumed and mistaken for being effeminate, since Wing Chun after all was founded by a woman. Donnie Yen is a long time favorite of mine, although this is mainly due to his martial arts skills and screen presence rather than his acting skills. The bulk of the story gets set in the outbreak of the Sino-Japanese war, and it's not all fight and no story. The basic material described above, and I also feel the historical accuracy of certain events described can be debated.
Every one of his rapid punches can be felt as he pummels the poor bastards in his way with the Ip Man-style of martial arts imdb won't let me spell out the name for some reason. Ip Man, an aristocrat who spends most of his quality time developing and perfecting his brand of martial arts, will take them on behind closed doors, so as not to damage his opponents' reputation nor embarrass them in public. At 44 years of age, he looks so energetic, confident and charismatic. Highly recommended, so make a beeline for the box office now! Im will not sink plot details. At the same time, the ruffians return to town, this time threatening a local cotton mill.
And the notable level of acting, scripting, production, etc. Highly recommended for fans of martial arts cinema! Then again, moviegoers might be more absorbed over here on a regular basis. The story line of this film is invented as historical accounts show Yip Man to have been a police officer in the time frame this film covers, not staying at home and only practicing kung fu as depicted here. Like Huo Yuan Jia, he doesn't deliver the killing blows to friendly opponents, but rather simulates the various hit points, which actually calls for some astonishing control of strength and precision. Donnie kicks twelve kinds of ass in this movie, and it is all accompanied by some of the meanest sound design I've ever heard. The movie doesn't dwell on historical accuracy, but rather use that settings to set the mood, deliver the message and simply tells you the life journey of a Grandmaster in an fun and entertaining way.
However, Yip Man simply turns the notch to a higher sound-beating level. Ip Man 2008 Subtitles In 1935 in Foshan, south China, there are martial arts schools on every street corner. Each of its fast shocks can be felt as coitados pummel your way with Ip Man in martial arts styles imdb will not let me set the name for some reason. Together with the miscellaneous violence guns, etc. No flying across the room in this film.
And unlike the usual martial arts stance of crouching low, here we see him standing tall and striking with such precision and efficiency, it's like poetry in motion with some astounding closed quarter combat utilizing plenty of upper limb strength. General Miura, now in charge, stages martial arts fights between Chinese and his men: winners get extra rice. And thank goodness for Donnie Yen still being around to pick up from where the genre left off, and presenting a memorable role which he truly owned, with Ip Man being the first cinematic rendition of the Wing Chun martial arts grandmaster. Despite this, it seems that all the kung fu masters of the city are eager to fight him to improve their reputation. And what a movie they have built up around their central show-piece! My rating is missing 1 point because I feel that there were plot devices that had been done-to-death before in other movies like: Fists of Fury, Fearless, Kill Bill, etc. Ip Man 2008 Ip Man: In 1935 in Foshan, south China, there are martial arts schools on every street corner.