The predecessor, "Ip Man", carried a genuinely interesting plot, characters; Ip Man 2 fails to have the same dramatic impact as the first one had but still manages to entertain.
Ip Man 2: Legend of the Grandmaster
International megastar Donnie Yen reprises his iconic role as the real-life kung fu grandmaster Ip Man in this martial arts spectacular. After escaping the Japanese occupation of his hometown of Fo Sh... read more
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March 9, 2012
January 4, 2012
the plot is recycled, and in comparison to the first the characters are less compelling, the mood less serious, the scope less epic, and the stakes not as high. having said all of that, the first was a masterpiece, so this not measuring up doesnt mean its not great. this was a ...
August 29, 2011
"I can abide in order to survive, but I won't let him insult Chinese martial arts!"
Ip Man 2 once again brings much of the amazing martial arts action that I loved in the first movie, but this time around, the story is of a much different tone. Instead of dealing with the brutal...
July 11, 2011
The first half follows the teacher as he attempts to turn his fledgling Wing Chun school into a success. In the beginning IP Man struggles and there is drama in his endeavor. This culminates in a scene where Hung Chun-nam, a Hung Ga master, demands that Ip defeat practitioners of...
May 29, 2011
Ok. I LOVED LOVED the first film. This one isn't quite as memorable, BUT I still found it enjoyable. Plus, Donnie Yen is just the bomb. Perhaps if I had never seen the first one, maybe I wouldn't judge this one so harshly. Donnie Yen is excellent in his portrayal, just like in th...
May 13, 2011
It's possibly the greatest martial arts action film i have ever seen, and I've seen some amazing martial arts films. It's mind-blowing and spectacular action entertainment that you will never forget. It's exhilarating, thrilling and absolutely unforgettable. A masterpiece of the ...
May 2, 2011
While the first film managed to be what I called the "Life is Beautiful of Martial Arts movies", the sequel is also very solid in a Rocky sort of way.
December 19, 2010
Incredible Hong Kong action film. Great to see Donnie Yen returns as the titular kung fu grandmaster in this sequel, with Wilson Yip reassuming his directorial duties and, most importantly, Sammo Hung back in his role as action director, and also as a main character. This story p...
October 10, 2010
Simply put, Wilson Yip's continuation of the Ip Man biopic is a smashing success.
The very beginning provides a quick refresher from the first film and the story can more or less stand alone, but viewing the first installment is still a wise decision.
The 1 hour 45 minute...
June 12, 2010
The sequel to the mega smash, the story continues as Ip Man and his family migrate to Hong Kong to start a new life. Opening a new school, Ip Man begins to realise that things are done differently in Hong Kong, causing friction with the other local schools, and in particular Mast...