Thursday, February 12, 2009

Ip Man-Possibly The Best Martial Arts Movie Ever!

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THE BEST!!! It sounds rather presumptuous I must say, but none can deny how breathtaking the fighting scenes are! This latest Hong Kong martial arts semi-biopic movie is based on the life of Ip Man! The revered martial arts Sifu (master) of the well-known Bruce Lee! Yes, all this while there are only movies about his disciple-Bruce Lee. Finally a due tribute is given to a grandmaster who truly deserved it. This movie is so darn good that I had watched not only once but 3 times. YES! THREE times! The maiden preview was with my dearest wife. So entertaining was the movie that I feel so "obliged" to watch it for another few times.

The Legends-Ip Man & Bruce Lee

Of course, such a great plot wouldn't be a master piece without the perfect execution. So kudos to Donnie Yen for breathing life into this character. I'm positive that the late Ip Man will feel honoured by the way Donnie portrayed him. He must be smiling on him from heaven right now. As the title reads, I believe this could be the greatest martial arts movie to date. No disrespect to Jackie Chan and Stephen Chow, but none of them can rival the jaw dropping scenes in Ip Man! The actions were meticulously choreographed! No special effects! No CGI in the fightings! Just pure, flawless, raw kiss-ass actions!

Donnie Yen in action!

Again, without Donnie Yen this movie will be a total flop. Besides him, I can't think of anyone else to play this vital role! It's one gaping hole that only Donnie could fill. I don't think neither Jacky Chan nor Jet Li can fit into Ip Man's role. Jacky Chan would look like a clown, whilst Jet Li will certainly looked like an obese Ip Man. No disrespect to the 2 big stars, but they are just not cut out to play Ip Man! Both of them just don't have the charisma that Donnie exudes. His enigmatic presence in the silver screen is really a joy to watch. Gosh, am I buttering him?

Simply mesmerizing!
I wanna learn Wing Chun too. :D

Ok, enough "jacking up" from me. I guessed a lot of you have watched the movie too right? I wonder if it has landed on the Hollywood's "shores". The setting of the movie take us back to 1930s in Foshan. Back then Foshan thrives as the martial arts hub in China. Ip Man is the renowned Kung Fu master in town, specializing in Wing Chun but he didn't accept any students. In other words, he wanted to be kept low profile. The whole story is very enjoyable and pace started to increase towards the end. The turning point of the movie is when the Japanese invaded Foshan. I'm not going to eloborate further more. You MUST watch the movie. Believe me, you don't wanna miss it.


Watch the Trailer!

33 comments:

Twilight Zone said...

Whooaa! 3 times guar? I think you could be the reincarnation of Ip Man, you think so? I never came across anyone who watched 3 times but I really love that show too. In that case I will buy the DVD and watch another 2 times too. LOL

kennhyn said...

the show make me want to learn Wing Chun~ is indeed a martial art show... waaa chaaa

JL said...

Ehehe, you've just reminded me that I have not watched movies for some time. X)

day-dreamer said...

I haven't watched it... LOL~

foongpc said...

I've watched it. 2 thumbs up! : )

Tekkaus said...

Twilight Zone-->Reincarnation of Ip Man? Well! You should get the DVD and watch it for another few times. You could be the reincarnation of the late Ip Man! Who knows right? Ha :D

Tekkaus said...

Kennhyn-->Agree! After watching it, I wanna learn wing chun too! Arrhh~Cha! :)

Tekkaus said...

JL-->Why haven't you watched movie for some time? =) Well, for this movie you should watch it.

Day-dreamer-->You should watch it too. You really don't wanna miss it for the world. =)

Tekkaus said...

Foongpc-->2 thumbs only meh? Why don't you give 3 or 4? Ha =)

khengsiong said...

Haven't watched Ip Man yet. But there are a few martial art movies which I like:
Fist of Fury (Bruce Lee)
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Drunken Master (Jackie Chan)

Tekkaus said...

Kheng Siong-->Then you should watch this one. =)

Anonymous said...

Wow..that's a very young looking Bruce.

My sis's been wanting to watch this. But not me. I am not a martial arts movie fan but I quite enjoy Bruce Lee's movies.

Tekkaus said...

Mei Teng-->Ei...you have changed your name a'd? You should try and watch it too. Nothing to lose. In fact this movie could be romantic you know. =)

GYC~~ said...

i Haven't watched it yet... (not really interested)and 97% of the movies i watch are English movies.

--ur Pay Fong student from J1 Ai--

HappySurfer said...

I agree that Donnie Yen is perfect for the role. I've always liked him in kungfu-type movies.

Tekkaus said...

GYC-->97% are English movie? War...very English-ed huh! =/

Happy Surfer-->Yeah! He is peeeeerfect! No doubt about it. =)

Anonymous said...

Tekkaus: Yup, have decide to use my real name after so long..hehhe. Come to think of it, MBL's quite a mouthful..haha.

Monica said...

I haven't watched it yet..

Happy Valentine's Day! :-)

Tekkaus said...

Mei Teng-->Yeah! You are getting personal huh! =) Anyway your name sounds great. Thanks for dropping by. Happy Valentine's Day!

Tekkaus said...

Monica-->They, give it a try. You'll love it. Happy Valentine's day to you too. =)

Life Ramblings said...

i've seen the trailer and it looks gd.

Happy V's Day!

foongpc said...

Cos I only have 2 thumbs : )

foongpc said...

Oh yeah, forgot to wish you Happy Valentine's Day!! : )

Tekkaus said...

Life Ramblings-->Yeah! It sure do look good! Do you guys know that Donnie was nominated for an award for his effort? I believe he surely deserve it. =) Anyway Happy valentine's day to you too.

Tekkaus said...

Foongpc-->How about another 2 toes? Ha =) Yupe happy valentine's day to you too. =)

JL said...

Aiya, I lazy browse the cinemas that's why XP

Wait, did you just say you watched it 3 times? OMG are you like me, if you like something so much you listen to it so many times yet never get sick of it? Last time when LOTR was out I watched each series at least 2 times LOLOL! XD

Tekkaus said...

JL-->Never mind you can go buy the DVD mah!

Yeah! If something is good I don't mind watch it again and again! Really? I watched the LOTRs a few times too. Gimme five ;D

acura said...

I really like this movie too. The best martial arts movie in a long time. Very old school with no CGI. Btw, I only watched it twice in the cinema, so you win haha

Tekkaus said...

Acura-->I really like the movie too. I agree with you. Nah, you can watch it another 2 times mah! LOL ;D

Uros said...

Best martial art movie lately...really enjoyed it.Wing Chun is a really useful martial art in real fights.GREAT movie

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Tekkaus said...

Uros-->Indeed. I thought of learning it too. Ha =)

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