#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Ip Man’s peaceful life in Foshan changes after Gong Yutian seeks an heir for his family in Southern China. Ip Man then meets Gong Er who challenges him for the sake of regaining her family’s honor. After the Second Sino-Japanese War, Ip Man moves to Hong Kong and struggles to provide for his family. In the mean time, Gong Er chooses the path of vengeance after her father was killed by Ma San.
Plot: Ip Man’s peaceful life in Foshan changes after Gong Yutian seeks an heir for his family in Southern China. Ip Man then meets Gong Er who challenges him for the sake of regaining her family’s honor. After the Second Sino-Japanese War, Ip Man moves to Hong Kong and struggles to provide for his family. In the mean time, Gong Er chooses the path of vengeance after her father was killed by Ma San.
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Extremely beautiful to look at but also also a tad too hard to follow and uninvolving.
‘THE GRANDMASTER’: Three and a Half Stars (Out of Five)
Critically acclaimed Kung Fu epic about legendary Chinese martial-arts master Ip Man. Ip Man was the Wing Chun grandmaster and his most famous student was Bruce Lee. This film chronicles the years leading up to his success as a martial arts teacher. It stars Tony Leung Chiu-Wai as Ip Man and Zhang Ziyi as Gong Er, his main love interest. Kar Wai Wong directed and co-wrote the movie (with Jingzhi Zou and Haofeng Xu). Wong is famous for directing and writing other popular Hong Kong period piece dramas like ‘2046’ and ‘IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE’. I’d rate this flick about the same as Wong’s others; I thought it was extremely beautiful to look at but it’s also a tad too hard to follow and uninvolving.
The story focuses as much on Gong Er (Ziyi) as it does Ip Man and follows a love story between the two as they keep in contact for many years following a fight for Gong’s family’s honor. Ip Man had defeated her father, Gong Yutian (Wang Qingxiang) in a battle that was as much about philosophical ideas as combat. The film follows Ip Man’s years during the Second Sino-Japanese War, in 1938, struggling through poverty with his family. It also focuses on Gong Er’s attempt at vengeance against the man who murdered her father, Ma San (Zhang Jin).
The story is told in a very disjointed way and it was really hard for me to keep up with what was going on in it. I often find these epic Hong Kong Kung Fu flicks to be dull anyway and wasn’t too interested in seeing this one. It did get mostly good reviews from critics though and it’s nominated for two 2014 Oscars (in Cinematography and Costume Design). It definitely deserves those award nominations and is very breathtaking to look at. I also think Zhang Ziyi is one of the more beautiful and sexy women in cinema today and she gives a great performance here. I’m not sure how I feel about Leung Chiu-Wai as an actor, he’s not bad in this movie but I didn’t really learn to care for his character much at all. The martial-arts scenes are grand and epic though and I’m sure fans of the genre will be more than pleased.
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Why do the Chinese need to complicate everything?
The Grandmaster, as it was translated in English, is another epic Chinese film about the history of their martial arts (and not only that). We get to learn about their kung fu schools and organisations, how they took styles from one region of China to another, how they transmitted their knowledge and art usually to their sons or daughters. Then we get to see how it all changes through the Japanese occupation and the British one and how it all suffers, yet endures.
We see this all through the eyes of Yip Man (who is not a cross between a man and an yip, that’s his name) who wants to becomes the holder of all Kung Fu techniques and is very close to doing so. He then falls for a woman, the daughter of a great martial master, but, of course them being Chinese, then cannot be together. They still love each other for decades, though.
So the history of one man, one country, one martial art, all in one movie. Unfortunately, the movie was probably aimed at a Chinese audience. The characters understand a lot from mere gestures, speak rarely and when they do, they do it in doubletalk and metaphor and innuendo. The crappy translation that I had didn’t help either. So what I can say to you is that it looked like a great film, but I can’t really say without a Chinese person next to me explaining the subtleties.
You can see some really nice fighting, with just the right amount of wire-fu to make it decent. Also some aspects of traditional Chinese culture can be glimpsed, but not really understood.
Bottom line: a multi chapter movie, two hours long, dramatic, subtle. It helps being Chinese to watch it. Very beautiful scenes, focused on details and slow motion, gestures and expressions. I wish I could, but I have this nagging feeling that I didn’t quite get it, so in all conscience I cannot recommend something that I don’t feel I understood. You have to be in the right mood to see it, that’s certain, and to have a good translation of what they are saying is essential.
Original Language zh
Runtime 2 hr 10 min (130 min), 1 hr 48 min (108 min) (cut) (USA), 2 hr 2 min (122 min) (international), 1 hr 51 min (111 min) (3-D) (China)
Genre Action, Biography, Drama
Director Kar-Wai Wong
Writer Kar-Wai Wong, Jingzhi Zou, Haofeng Xu
Actors Tony Chiu-Wai Leung, Ziyi Zhang, Jin Zhang
Country Hong Kong, China
Awards Nominated for 2 Oscars. 68 wins & 72 nominations total
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Digital, Dolby Atmos
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Arricam LT, Cooke S4 and Angenieux Optimo Lenses, Arricam ST, Cooke S4 and Angenieux Optimo Lenses, Arriflex 435 Xtreme, Cooke S4 and Angenieux Optimo Lenses, Phantom Flex, Cooke S4 Lenses (high-speed shots)
Laboratory Kantana, Bangkok, Thailand (laboratory), Postique (digital intermediate)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm (Fuji Eterna 250D 8563, Eterna 500T 8573), Digital (high-speed shots)
Cinematographic Process Digital (source format) (high-speed shots), Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Super 35 (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic), D-Cinema