Watch: 葉問3 2015 123movies, Full Movie Online – The year is 1959, where Ip Man lives in Hong Kong with his wife and his younger son. Trouble arises when a corrupt property developer and his thugs terrorize the school where Ip Man’s son goes to. Ip Man and his disciples have to help the police guard the school day and night. On the other hand, Ip Man has to deal with his wife’s terminal sickness, and at the same time faces a challenge from another Wing Chun fighter who ambitiously seeks to claim the Wing Chun Grandmaster title..
Plot: When a band of brutal gangsters led by a crooked property developer make a play to take over the city, Master Ip is forced to take a stand.
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This was a great or big and fantastic movie series.
i’m big fan of mr. Donnie yen.
so i like that movie series.
it’s a complete Action or Biography movie.
> It gets closer to the legend’s personal life.
A few movies about Yip Man were made in the past, but Donnie Yen’s 2008 version rewrote the history. Because the craze about martial arts in the last two decades and of course digital world made it to reach every corner of the world. Followed by a sequel and its massive hit, then came many unofficial versions to this series that set in a different timeline of the martial art legend’s life.
With this movie, the narration gets lots closer to tell the personal life of Yip Man. But in the first half, like the previous two films, focused on the social issue. Yip Man is fighting for the children’s education, when a real estate tycoon plans to replace the school building to a commercial complex. That’s it, later the story begins to take us to the random events like a man who’s hungry for the best fighter in the town title who end up challenging Yip Man to face him. From there, it’s all about Yip Man and his ill wife where the movie switches from action mode to sentimental.
That’s not what we expected from a man who’s famous for his martial art. Surprisingly, this different approach in storytelling was refreshing. Saving school, the clash for the title and ill wife, so the overall movie was like had three episodes and each dealt on a different motive. Being a biopic and also a martial art movie, it exploited the theme fairly.
I can’t say Mike Tyson’s acting was so good because it was weird him to speak Cantonese. He was in a minor role, but his presence was a big boost for the movie. If we see him in an action movie, then we all know what to expect and it did not fail to fulfill our wish.
> “There’s nothing more important than the love of those by your side.”
The stunts were not as good as the previous two films and they were too short as well, but technically looked so perfect, especially locking horns between Tyson and Donnie Yen was like head-to-head confrontation between Hollywood and Hong Kong. The other reason to shorten stunts in the movie was to get closer to the legend’s personal life. After the survival and fighting the foreign forces, now the time to focus on his own life issues.
The first two films were breathtaking, no one can doubt that. I don’t know why it took so long for this third movie, but it still worked. Yet not the best in the trilogy, but remained very close to them with unlike storyline and action sequences. I was disappointed for not continuing from where it ended in the 2nd part. I mean the story has a clean flow, but not what I expected, like, I wanted Bruce Lee and the grand-master coming together.
Actually, I never expected the third installment, I considered it was one of the best duologies you could find in world cinema. But I’m happy they made this one and I’m very much sure there will be fourth. So at least I can expect the Bruce Lee’s part in the Yip Man’s life story. I was waiting for that from a very long and I believe it won’t let me down this time. All the above, I’m looking for the official announcement.
A more deliberate and personal approach to the titular character, it is a proper send off for Ip Man.
Donnie Yen is one of the most consistent action stars, having resume that spans decades and while other colossal names such as Jet Li or Jackie Chan has slowed down, he is still going strong. This, ironically, can also work against him since he already has played in two Ip Man films and with more works depicting the famous character, this theme can become overly used. Luckily, Ip Man 3 shifts into a more private direction while still equipped with the lighting speed blows.
The story has multiple subplots, ranging from usual the thug encounter to problems on Ip Man’s household. There’s still glimpse of the nationalism angle from the first two movies, although fortunately not as prevalent. Use of jingoism has become stale and it’d make a predictable vilified antagonist. This time around the script has more balance and modesty, it’s intended to be accessible for wider range of audience.
As far as acting goes, leads Donnie Yen and Lynn Hung perform well. This is a family oriented relationship with drama or romance taking the secondary role. Its use of many subplots, thus a larger number of antagonists, can be distracting at times. Some of the dialogues sound rather too overblown for theatrical effect, although luckily they’re not dominant enough to be disrupting.
Ip Man also attracts a certain expectation for fight scenes, one which is sufficiently delivered here. It uses less wire choreography and opts for a faster close quarter combat. The cinematography involved is very precise, showing a vast experience and understanding of clashing fists and spatial awareness for the dance. This makes every encounter unique, from the all-out brawl in the dock, skirmish in small stores or apartments to the occasional high octane duels. A nod goes to the scene with Mike Tyson in its entire fanservice splendor.
The distinct combat choreography, which still looks fast and fresh, will satisfy action fans, yet the humble perspective gives a hearty humane side for the larger-than-life character.
super entertaining kung fu movie!
This movie has all the great elements from the first Ip Man, and it’s a welcome return to form after the rather mediocre second film in the series.
There’s some pretty awesome and diverse fight choreography, with the classic Hong Kong street gang melee in a shipping yard, fight scenes incorporating wing chung vs traditional boxing, wing chun vs a thai fighter, and more use of weapons than the previous films.
Nothing out of the ordinary in terms of the acting/story. Donnie Yen plays the same reserved and respectful Ip Man as in the past. He’s not going to win any Oscars, but I think he does a good job conveying the philosophical teachings of Wing Chun. Action slows down around half-way through the movie as it focuses on familial issues, and some viewers might find these parts a bit boring, but I thought they put in a good effort addressing a major part of Ip Man’s life.
Some of the funnest scenes involve Mike Tyson’s real estate bad guy character and his #1 Gangster Henchman (don’t remember his name but he’s dressed in red). Between Tyson’s hilarious attempts to interject Chinese into his conversations and this Henchman’s over the top mannerisms, it’s nice to see they’re not taking themselves too seriously.
All in all, this is a great movie! Hopefully this isn’t the last time we’ll see Donnie Yen kicking butt on the big screen. The man’s still got it!
Original Language cn
Runtime 1 hr 45 min (105 min)
Genre Action, Biography, Drama
Director Wilson Yip
Writer Tai-lee Chan, Lai-Yin Leung, Edmond Wong
Actors Donnie Yen, Lynn Xiong, Jin Zhang
Country China, Hong Kong
Awards 5 wins & 21 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Mono
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Arri Alexa XT Plus, Cooke S4, Zeiss Master Prime, Fujinon Alura and Angenieux Optimo Lenses
Laboratory Pegasus Laboratory (International) Ltd., Hong Kong (prints)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 68 mm
Cinematographic Process ARRIRAW (2.8K) (source format), Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic) (Kodak), 70 mm