#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – In 1935 in Foshan, south China, there are martial arts schools on every street corner. Ip Man is the undisputed martial arts champion, yet he has not devoted himself to teaching. Despite this, it seems that all the kung fu masters of the city are eager to fight him to improve their reputation.
Plot: A semi-biographical account of Yip Man, the first martial arts master to teach the Chinese martial art of Wing Chun. 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. Directed by Wilson Yip, the film stars Donnie Yen in the lead role, and features fight choreography by Sammo Hung.
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Awesome choreography, intense scenes and a great story
Directed by Wilson Yip (Killzone, Flashpoint) This movie is a “portrayal” of the famous Wing Chun master Yip Man, credited as being the guy that taught Bruce Lee kung fu.
The movie starts of a bit slow, and seems a bit awkward imo. The dialogue didn’t really work on me, and I didn’t quite feel the comedy or drama the dialogue was supposed to invoke. However, troublemakers enter the city and the fighting shall begin. When that part began, the movie immediately started to grow on me. The fighting is very well choreographed, and the stunts are really amazing. I am very interested in martial arts and fighting, and thus many movies loses me when I have to see a 300 pound muscular guy supposedly gets knocked out for 10 minutes by 1 jab from e.g. Jackie Chan or choked out by Angelina Jolie. However, in this movie the fight scenes are so amazing that I easily accept that a knee to the body can send a guy a flying across the room. The fighting is of course unrealistic (though not extremely so), but they somehow make it seem legit in this movie, and you actually start believing for the duration of the movie that Ip Man is capable of this stuff.
As for the cast, Donnie Yen is the one that stands out. He is a really great choice for Ip Man, with a very calm and intelligent charisma, and he shows in this movie that he is capable of being a diverse actor. The other actors did a fine job as well, most notably his wife (Lynn Hung) and General Miura (Hiroyuki Ikeuchi), considering their acting experience. The cinematography, soundtrack, costumes and art direction are all well done. They got some fairly experienced people for that, but not anyone “really” famous (except for the movie buffs perhaps), most notably Kenji Kawai and Kenneth Mak.
My main critique lies in the fact that this movie markets itself as a historical portrait, while this is clearly not so. Apart from the fight scenes that has probably never gone down in reality, we also have the portrayal of the Japanese. While they definitely did invade China and committed some atrocities there, I somehow doubt they had karate tournaments with Japanese vs Chinese. The movie also claims that the city population was reduced from 300k to 72k, which I somehow doubt, but I am unable to find any source that either disprove or confirms that statement. But since the movie is from China I guess a non-biased portrayal of the Japanese invasion is too much to ask. But the thing that bugged me the most was the final part of the movie, which show a fight scene with following events that I am 100% positive has never happened, but the movie actually try to claim that it did (obviously I can’t explain the scene to you without spoiling).
So all in all a great movie. The plot meets the required amount of relevancy that is needed to keep you interested, but what really stands out is the fight scenes which is what lift this movie to great heights, and what I assume has secured it a place on the IMDb top 250 list. I greatly enjoyed the movie, but the fact that the movie tries to sell itself as being a historic portrayal really bugs me the wrong way and drags it down a point.
Original Language cn
Runtime 1 hr 46 min (106 min)
Genre Action, Biography, Drama, History
Director Wilson Yip
Writer Edmond Wong (screenplay), Tai-lee Chan
Actors Donnie Yen, Simon Yam, Lynn Xiong, Hiroyuki Ikeuchi
Country Hong Kong, China
Awards 12 wins & 19 nominations.
Production Company Shanghai Film Group, Beijing ShengShi HuaRei Film Investment & Management Co., Mandarin Films, China Film Co-Production Corporation
Sound Mix DTS, Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Arricam LT, Zeiss Ultra Prime and Angenieux Optimo Lenses, Arriflex 35 BL4, Zeiss Ultra Prime and Angenieux Optimo Lenses, Arriflex 435 Xtreme, Zeiss Ultra Prime and Angenieux Optimo Lenses, Arriflex 535B, Zeiss Ultra Prime and Angenieux Optimo Lenses
Laboratory Mandarin Laboratory (International) Ltd., Hong Kong
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm (Fuji Eterna 500T 8573)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Super 35 (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic)