- Oct 02
- THE LEGEND IS BORN - IP MAN: Review
- Posted by Deljhp - 02/10/10 at 10:18 AM
Director: Herman Yau. Review: Adam Wing.
You can’t have enough of a good thing, can you? The success of Donnie Yen’s Ip Man not only gave birth to a successful sequel, it also walks hand in hand with this entertaining prequel - The Legend Is Born: Ip Man. Herman Yau’s film is an old school addition that deals with the younger-day exploits of the Wing Chun grandmaster. Yau takes the helm and some of the original cast members return in new roles. The legendary Sammo Hung appears all too briefly in the opening act, and after playing minor parts in the original films, To is asked to take over as the young protagonist. The screen positively ignites when old friend Yuen Biao joins Sammo, and newcomers Huang Yi, Bernice Liu, Rose Chan, Xu Jiao and Lam Suet more than make up the numbers. Not only that, in one of the films many action highlights, Ip Man’s real-life son plays the master of his own father. 86 years young but boy can he move, Ip Chun is yet another memorable addition to a satisfying night in...Continue review here.
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