Prior to Ip Man's theatrical release in December 2008, producer Raymond Wong announced plans to develop a sequel to the film. The sequel was intended to focus on the relationship between Ip Man and his most famed disciple Bruce Lee. In March 2009, Wong announced that the Lee character might not appear in the sequel, as producers had not fully finalized negotiations with Lee's descendants on the film rights. In July 2009, it was announced that Ip Man 2 would focus on a young Bruce Lee, prior to Lee becoming Ip Man's most famed disciple. The sequel continues Ip Man's story, focusing on his move to Hong Kong as he attempts to propagate Wing Chun in the region.
Singaporean film critic Genevieve Loh of Channel NewsAsia wrote, \"Ip Man 2 delivers. Perhaps not as action-packed with dignified choreography as showcased by its excellent predecessor, this installment is nonetheless still exciting, if a tad one-dimensional.\" James Marsh of Twitch Film praised the film, writing, \"Ip Man 2 looks fantastic and does a grand job of evoking the period authentically, lending the film a much-appreciated sense of dramatic gravitas.\" Joy Fang, a critic for online news portal AsiaOne wrote, \"While not as big a movie as the first one, which focuses on heartbreaking and intense issues arising from the Japanese occupation in China, this film evokes Chinese pride with its strong cultural roots.\" Ho Yi, of the Taipei Times wrote, \"Despite its plot holes, the Ip Man series has potential and recalls the 1990s' Once Upon a Time in China franchise starring Jet Li.\" Amir Hafizi of The Malay Mail praised Sammo Hung's martial arts choreography: \"With fluid movements intricate interplay between contrasting martial styles and gorgeous sequences, kung fu fans will definitely get their eye-balls' worth here as this time around, the introduction of Western boxing into the mix makes for some interesting choreography.\" Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times awarded Ip Man 2 three stars out of four, writing, \"In its direct and sincere approach, it's a rebuke to the frenzied editing that reduces so many recent action movies into incomprehensible confusion.\"
Darcy Paquet of Screen Daily had mixed opinions of the film. He wrote that the film's performances and fight sequences \"should ensure decent theatrical runs.\" Paquet concluded his review by writing, \"Ultimately, the film's energy and humour overcome cartoonishly bad performances from the British actors and an utter lack of surprises in the final two reels.\" Amanda Foo of The UrbanWire awarded the film two stars out of five, writing in her review, \"It's no surprise that Donnie Yen isn't willing to sign up for any more Ip Man movies, with the shameless repetition that is happening in these films, even the most ardent fan would be tired.\" Matt Prigge of Metro New York stated in 2016, \"There are gobs of films about Ip Man [...] Of these, the three films starring Donnie Yen are the trashiest; the second one is basically a remake of Rocky IV.\"
After attending the USC China Institute, which focused on the histories of China, Korea and Japan, I have been motivated to watch films produced in those countries. The week after we came home from USC, I had the opportunity to house two high school students from China. We watched Ip Man 1 and Ip Man 2 on Netflix. One interesting side note is they had to read the English subtitles just like me because the language was different from what they spoke. Ip Man (2008) Ip Man was produced in Hong Kong. It is said to be a semi biographical film based on the life of Yip Man. He was a grandmaster of Wing Chun martial arts. As it turns out, Man was also the master of Bruce Lee, a very well known martial arts figure in America. The story line is set in the 1930's in Foshan, China. He was a very humble master and tried to keep a low profile, but he is forced proves his martial arts prowess because the local martial arts schools challenged his right to teach without paying bribe money. They pushed him into fighting and his reputation grew because he beat all the local masters. When Japan invades in 1937, it adversely affected everyone in Foshan. The Japanese took Ip's house and made it their headquarters. Without a way to make a living as a Wing Chun instructor, he was forced into working in a coal mine. Through this experience, he came up against the despised Japanese General Miura who is a Karate master. Here he defends China's honor and defeats the best martial artist in Japan. I won't go into the whole Ip Man 2 because the storyline is very similar, but this time Ip Man beats a Western style boxer.The way that I see this film being used in a classroom would be to teach the idea of nationalism. We have our share of Hollywood movies where America prevails over it's opponent. It could be good for students to realize that other countries are no different than us in this respect. Ip man did wonders lifting the national pride of his countrymen by beating the aggressor in a fight. I also think the idea of propaganda could be introduced through this film. I think it would be very easy for students to give examples in American culture of nationalism and propaganda in our film culture.edited by dmorton on 8/29/2013
Unconvincing blend of action and activism. In English and Afrikaans, with English subtitles. Running time: 111 minutes. Rated R (violence, profanity, sex, drugs). At the Empire, the Sunshine and the Chelsea.
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2. Another issue is that there may be words or terms that get changed for that country due to political correctness. The movie may not authorize those specific subtitles as they might offend people due to a bad translation.
3. These translations are targeted to the pirated video download market. It helps make it easier for people to download movies illegally when they can understand what is going on. When the movies come out in Poland, they will have the appropriate subtitles.
Well, after discussing this with Polish friends, it seems it was implemented during Communist times. The Soviets were worried by people subtitling US movies, which would allow ordinary Polish people access to uncontrolled view of western media. By preventing translation of those movies, they prevented ordinary people watching them. 1e1e36bf2d