Conclusion: 'Ip Man 2' isn't quite as powerful as the original 'Ip Man,' but it ventures in its own direction appropriately, and creates a different experience, which is far more than I was anticipating going into the flick. Yen and Hung are splendid on screen together or separate, and the martial arts action here is as memorable as the awesomeness found in the first flick. The Blu-ray for the sequel is superior to the original, which wasn't all that great.
Summary: Originally, the plot for Ip Man 2 was to involve his teaching of Bruce Lee. The character of Bruce Lee is in the ending but it is very short and basically acts as a comedy moment. Wilson Yip, the director does want to make a third film but there are reports that Donnie Yen wants no part of it. As previously suggested, the third film would indeed be Ip Man teaching young pupils including the likes of Bruce Lee.
Excerpt: During the Sino-Japanese War, Ip Man protected the dignity of Chinese by his wushu (martial art). As he had beaten the Japanese army and angered them, he had to escape. After the war, his family lived in Fashan and experienced hardship. Ip moved his family to Hong Kong to start a new page in 1949. Ip Man began teaching Wing Chun in Hong Kong. A young man, Wong Leung, gathered a few of his boxing friends and asked Ip to be their master. Ip had his first group of students.
Summary: Wilson Yip's "Ip Man 2" (2010) arrives on Blu-ray courtesy of British distributors Showbox Media. The supplemental features on the disc include the film's original theatrical trailer; TV spots; three new and exclusive featurettes; audio commentary by Hong Kong Cinema Expert Bey Logan; making of featurette; cast and crew interviews; photo gallery; deleted scenes; behind the scenes featurette; footage from the film's gala premiere; trailers; and more.
Summary: The sequel to the box office smash in its native China is designed as both a fight scene spectacular and an overt celebration of Chinese national identity. For these reasons it’s sure to please its domestic market again, while there’s plenty to like for our own local audiences. As in any martial films, the hand-to-hand combat scenes take precedence.
Summary: Ip Man 2 is een vervolg op de gelijknamige film over kung fu-meester Ip Man. Hij heeft echt bestaan en staat bekend als de leraar van Bruce Lee. Dit vervolg gaat verder waar het origineel ophield en vertelt hoe Ip Man verhuist naar Hong Kong en daar zijn eerste school opent. De prent is zeker vermakelijk voor mensen die houden van vechtfilms. Die komen goed aan hun trekken met de prima gemaakte vechtscènes. Ook de sets, kostuums, muziek en cameravoering zijn dik in orde.