Centering on Ip Man's migration to Hong Kong in 1949 as he attempts to propagate his discipline of Wing Chun martial arts.
Ip Man 2
I have watched this movie once. This was on .
Now this is a sequel. Building on top of the first movie, it re-introduces characters that add emotional weight and adds new well-defined antagonists. Combing these, with a less sinister setting gives a much more enjoyable storyline.
Again, the camerawork seems very dated and the cinematography flat, but that doesn’t matter when the characters, story and action all line up.
The gangs fighting and the “foreigners” were a little over the top, but in this martial arts series it feels fine.
The master fight on the table was enthralling. But it’s the two boxing matches that levels up this sequel – you could feel the consequences and both throw up their fair share of surprises.