Friday, May 21, 2010

Ip Man 2

When Ip Man (Donnie Yen) comes to Hong Kong, he faces many difficulties to open his own school of martial arts. He has to beat a few kungfu masters from many different kungfu schools before a joss stick finishes its burning. He overcomes them. Master Hung challenges Ip Man. The duel between Master Hung (Sammo Hung) and Ip Man is a draw. Eventually, Ip Man is allowed to teach Wing Chun kungfu to his students. An arrogant British boxer, Twister (Darren Shahlavi) invites all kungfu masters to challenge him in the ring. Master Hung accepts the boxer's challenge. The former is defeated and died inside the ring. Upon his death, Twister throws a challenge to any Chinese kungfu master to fight him. Then, Ip Man answers to Twister's challenge at a media press. When the bout between the whiteman and the Chinaman takes place, the latter earns the hard-earned victory against the former. The most touching part in this movie is when Ip Man says that he does not fight Twister to prove that the Chinese kungfu is better than the European boxing. In fact. he mentions that everyone regardless of any skin colour should respect other people including those who do not share the skin colour with him or her. This movie is full of sentiment. When I watched the movie, I kept swearing at the arrogant white boxer.