Summary: '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.
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.
Conclusion: If you are looking to add Wilson Yip's Ip Man 2 to your library, I strongly recommend that you consider this new Blu-ray release courtesy of British distributors Showbox Media. It looks and sounds fantastic.
Conclusion: Stylish but lacking substance, Wilson Yip's Ip Man 2 should appeal primarily to hardcore fans of Donnie Yen and Sammo Hung. Everyone else will most likely be underwhelmed by it. The Blu-ray disc herein reviewed, courtesy of Hong Kong-based distributors Universe Laser & Video Co.
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.
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.