“Ip Man 2 ($15.99), starring Donnie Yen, may be the flare signal to a new age of kung fu film awesomeness with Donnie Yen at the forefront. This action-punch-packed flick opened in U.S. theaters this past weekend, and like a true martial arts nerd (or M.A.N.), I quickly scurried my way over to the closest theater to watch the gorgeous fight scenes on the big screen. I was not disappointed. Thank you Donnie Yen, Sammo Hung, and all the rest of the cool kung fu crew for an awesome new martial arts film!
This film is basically a story loosely based on the life of Bruce Lee’s teacher, Ip-Kai Man, from Fo Shan in Guangdong, China. The story integrates historical contexts with classic kung fu story and plenty of crowd-pleasing fight scenes. The first Ip Man film starts on in Fo Shan where he leads a prosperous and comfortable life that is soon disrupted by war with the Japanese. This second film installment is based in Hong Kong with the British occupation.” Read more of Tina’s post on 8Asians.com.