Ip Man 3 (2015)

STORY – 0
DIRECTOR – 0
ACTOR – 0
MUSIC – 0
CULT – 0

Verdict – 0/5

 

Pros –
1) Zhang Jin as Cheung Tin-chi the jinrikisha puller

 

Cons –
1) Lacking a good story or the emotional factor
2) Dying Wife angle
3) Mike Tyson’s bad acting
4) Not a single fight sequence worth remembering
5) No antagonist
6) Bruce Lee’s angle wasted ; poorly written

 

Quote –
“Nothing is more important than being around your loved ones.”

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Ip Man 2 (2010)

Ip Man 2

STORY – 0
DIRECTOR – 1
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 0
CULT – 1

Verdict – 3/5

 

Pros –
1) Sammo Hung’s screen presence
2) Louis Fan returning as Kam Shan-Chau
3) The “school ” struggle in Hong-Kong

 

Cons –
1) The final duel – not easy to digest that a Wing Chun Master who can decimate 10 fighters at a time will be on back-foot while fighting a heavyweight boxer.
2) The same old story

 

Quote –
Ip Man: You want to learn Wing Chun?
Wong Shun Leung: Maybe. Just checking it out. I don’t know what Wing Chun is.
Ip Man: Let me give you an introduction. As a matter of fact, Wing Chun is a close combat style from the South…
Wong Shun Leung: No need to tell me all this. Let’s just fight. I’ll pay you the school fees if I lose.
Ip Man: Ok. I am Ip Man of Wing Chun.

Ip Man (2008)

Ip Man

STORY – 0
DIRECTOR – 0
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 0
CULT – 1

Verdict – 2/5

 

Pros –
1) Ip Man vs. 10 Men Fighting scene.
2 ) Fan Siu-wong as Kam Shan-chu (an aggressive northern martial artist).

 

Cons –
1) Though loosely based on real events, it’s too much “Cinderella Man”.
2) Lack of supporting cast
3) Mediocre fighting scenes

 

Quote –
Miura: What’s your name?
Ip Man: I’m just a Chinese man.