sounds like it should be a two-hour epic about a man getting pinched ("Ip! Yow!"), but instead, it's apparently one of the best martial arts movies to come out of China in years. It stars an epic badass, Donnie Yen, who's never really broken out in the states (although there's a moment in Blade II
where he's tracking down a vampire and just points
at the dude in such a cool way that I can't help but remember it), and tells the tale of the titular Ip Man, who helped mentor a generation of Wing Chun martial artists, including Bruce Lee
, all while dealing with the turmoil of the Japanese occupation of mainland China during World War II. Is it any good? Well, I should be getting it in my Netflix queue today, so we'll find out together. The other option for a weekly giveaway was Clash of the Titans
, so you can go ahead and thank me now for making the right choice.
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