Thursday, April 29, 2010

Nuffnang Screening-叶问2:宗师传奇(Ip Man 2)


Thanks to Jeff and Nuffnang for the screening.

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Release Date : 29 April 2010--->Watch on 28 April 2010 (Wednesday), 9pm at GSC, Pavilion
Language : Cantonese
Genre : Action, Drama
Running Time : 1 hour 49 minutes
Director : Wilson Yip
Cast : Donnie Yen, Sammo Hung, Lynn Hung, Huang Xiao Ming, Louis Fan

My Penny of View : After Ip Man recovered from gun shot in the battle with Japanese General, he moved to Hong Kong with his wife and son. He wanted to set up a martial arts school to teach Weng Chun but seems like it was not so successful. His wife was pregnant and their life was quite poor. Ip Man didn't give up and finally people came to his martial arts school to learn Weng Chun. When everything seems to be alright, Ip Man was challenged by Sifu Hung who was the leader of all the martial arts schools in Hong Kong. He demanded a clean fight and ended up they were drew a tie. On the other hand, British boxer, Twister came to Hong Kong for boxing competition. He insulted Chinese martial arts and Sifu Hung fought him back. Unfortunately, Sifu Hung lost and he was killed by Twister. Sifu Hung's death became the country issue and Twister challenged any Chinese Kung Fu Master for an fair competition. Ip Man took the challenge to claim back the dignity of Chinese martial arts and people. Will Ip Man able to fight the bigger size boxer?

I'm sure a lot of people was enjoyed the first Ip Man tremendously, then most of us are looking forward for the this second movie. Besides Donnie Yen, Sammo Hung is another spotlight of the movie. Although his size is big but he really can fight and has real kung fu. I quite enjoyed the scene which Sifu Hung fight with Ip Man on a fragile table and it resulted as Weng Chun versus Hung Ga Kuen. The fighting scene really went all out with the speed of execution and you wish that it can be slow down like The Matrix.

Then another memorable fighting scene was the fight between East and West. Ip Man have to fight with the stronger, more powerful, taller and bigger size opponent. Well, just like other fighting movie, the hero will almost defeated in the beginning, then he will realize the way to fight back and in the end he will win. Although I can predict the flow of the story but I kinda enjoy the fighting scene. It was heart-stirring it was about evoke Chinese pride with its strong cultural roots-"为了生活,我可以忍。但是侮辱中国功夫就不行。" Photobucket

When everyone was focusing on lead actors like Donnie Yen and Sammo Hung, another great actor who you must observe during the movie was Simon Yam. Although his part was little, but he is able to act very well as a brain damaged person. No doubt he is the Best Actor for Echoes of the Rainbow in the recent Hong Kong Film Awards. Lynn Hung still is tall and pretty even without glamorous outfits. The movie was great with the exciting and energizing fighting scenes plus it added some humorous scenes that lighten up the movie as well. I think Donnie Yen can act in comedy movie other than kung fu movie too.

Rating :
★★★★☆

10 comments:

kenwooi said...

im more excited with iron man 2! =D

fufu said...

wow...i love donnie yen!!! getting so attractive now...

Lulu said...

plan to watch this movie on weekend...

Yih Yann said...

@kenwooi Ya...I'm also excited for Ironman2 but I have heard bad comment about it :(

Yih Yann said...

@fufu I think Donnie is charming and he quite humourous :)

Yih Yann said...

@Lulu Probably should watch two Man in action in a roll?:P

戏痞三赖 said...

for both as typical Malaysian standard they will say no achievement
but the essence of ip man 2 is actually about the fist of weng chun not storyline where as for iron man 2 the focus is not on iron man but is more like a filler before the real show to come "the avenger"

Yih Yann said...

@戏痞三赖 After all Ironman was Marvel superhero, so you will feel that you are watching comic become alive.

lala said...

yeaah u right..for the fact nano technology is advancing ironman no longer a dream..kekeek

Yih Yann said...

@lala Maybe everyone can be fly like Superman or climb like Spiderman in future too...

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