Alright ! I’m going to have to say it “Ip ManThe Final Fight” is a Great Movie. I just got finished watching it and was thoroughly impressed. It was directed by Herman Yau in 2013. I’m sorry I waited till now to see this movie but it was great from beginning to end. If any of you seen Ip 2 starring Donnie Yen, you would see how this movie resembles it in a sense.
“Ip Man The Final Fight” is told from the view of Ip Man’s son Ip Chun, which makes this version more personable and intimate. Unlike the other Ip man movies, the story line in “Ip Man The Final Fight” is more detailed and you’ll learn more of what Ip Man was about and how he really lived. Not taking away from the other Ip Man movies they were good in there own right, but I sensed a little more glamour from those movies where as this movie seemed more realistic and honest.
This is what I mean by honest, In “Ip Man The Final Fight” you learn that Ip Man’s wife has to go back to Foshan, which is the place where they originated from. She never came back ! And then she died ! WOW! I didn’t know that n did I have a clue from the other movies.
You learned little secrets in this movie about Ip Man that was never shown in the other movies. For instance, he had a little mistress after his wife died and he had a stomach sickness that lasted until his death. And how they handled the mistress character in the movie was done in a very classy way.
What was really fascinating was how the movie gives us a tiny glimpse of Ip man and Bruce Lee’s relationship, hinting at how Bruce try’s to offer help and to get approval from his Master. I leave it up to you to see the movie and develop your own opinion. But it’s very interesting to say the least.
Now , the fight scenes are terrific. There’s not as much wiring like you see in a lot of the more modern Kung Fu and Wushu films you see today, and Anthony Wong did his thing. His fighting ability is very convincing as well as to the point. What I really like about this film is that Ip Man’s students hold their own when they are confronted to fight during the movie. There’s this female character in the film who is one of Ip Man’s student’s, She is the most fierce and intense female fighter I’ve seen on scene in a long time. All through the movie she gives it her all whenever she’s in a scene. Much props to her and I want to see more of her in the future.
I’m not going to get into the details with this movie because I want you to see it. I highly recommend watching “Ip Man” starring Donnie Yen before seeing “Ip Man The Final Fight”. It’s such a good movie that I’m going to watch it again tomorrow . Oh also I forgot to tell you that the version I watched was sub titled, but it didn’t matter. It still got it’s point across and even had me shedding a tear or two, but don’t tell my girlfriend, I was holding my arms over my head so she couldn’t see me. LOL
Here is a Great Scene where Ip Man and a neighboring Master play by well know Asian Actor / Martial Arts Actor Eric Tsang. Watch them go toe to toe.