US Trailer For IP MAN 2 Brings The Good Stuff

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US Trailer For IP MAN 2 Brings The Good Stuff
Wilson Yip's Ip Man movies may very well end up going down as the very finest moments of star Donnie Yen's career. More than any others these are the films that Yen seems to have been born to star in, pictures that allow him to play the mentor of his idol Bruce Lee. Yen has arguably never carried himself better as an actor than in these two pictures and his martial arts are in absolute peak form.

International superstar Donnie Yen reprises his iconic role as the real-life kung fu Grandmaster Ip Man, widely known as the man who brought Wing Chun to the world with the help of his star pupil, Bruce Lee. Master Ip, a new arrival in British-occupied Hong Kong, wants to open a martial arts academy to teach his unique Wing Chun style. A corrupt group of martial arts masters, led by Master Hung (Sammo Hung) refuses to allow him to teach in peace until he proves himself as a kung fu master. Ip's troubles continues when he is forced to enter a brutal "King of the Ring" boxing match against Twister, a Western-style boxer who insults the Chinese locals, in a East versus West knock-down, drag-out fight to the finish.
Following a successful theatrical run Ip Man 2 hits DVD and BluRay this week which makes now a very good time to take a look at distributor WellGo USA's domestic trailer for the film. And as much as I like the Chinese trailers, I like this one better. So very, very good. Check it below.

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joefoolioApril 17, 2011 11:43 AM

Ip Man 2 was a disappointment. Absolutely failed to live up to the first, most sequels/prequels do so it should be no real surprise. It gets even worse though since they insisted on making a 3rd which was an absolute travesty.

Possibly the worst part of these series was the casting, sure Donnie Yen was fantastic but they insisted on using many of the same actors but in different roles throughout the series. It was really a poor choice, which I'm sure is why Yen decided to skip out on the 3rd.

DooKApril 17, 2011 12:07 PM

Not really. Donnie hasn't called it quits for the franchise yet. What is true is that he's taking a break because he wants to try different roles (Guan Yu, Sun Wukong etc). Whomever created the rumor of Yen ditching a third movie because of the sequel's less potential come from those who came with high expectations and ended up not liking Ip Man 2 theorizing "possibilities" of its' inferiority to the original.

billydakingApril 17, 2011 5:51 PM

A few misconceptions here...the "3rd movie" (The Legend is Born) was not done by the same production team as the two Donnie Yen-starring films. It was a directed by Herman Lau, not Wilson Yip, and was financed by different producers to feed off of the Ip Man craze that the Yen films started. Yes, Sammo and Fan Siu-wong appear in it, but Sammo, who action directed Ip Man 1 and 2, only acted in Legend.

Also, the actors reappearing in Ip Man 2 (Simon Lam, Fan Siu-wong) are playing the same roles. They've just changed as people.

Donnie Yen himself announced that he would not be reprising the role not because of his feelings of Ip Man 2, but because he felt that far, far too many other film companies have jumped on the Ip Man bandwagon. In addition to Birth of a Legend (which came out roughly the same year as Ip Man 2), a feature by Wong Kar-wai called The Grandmaster is on its way and at least two tv series on Ip Man are being produced. Yen felt that the market was becoming oversaturated and wanted to move on to do other things.

Also, my impression was that the original plan was to do two films, with the second focusing on Ip Man's relationship with Bruce Lee. However, they could not get film rights from Lee's estate and decided to tell an earlier story instead. Wilson Yip still wants to tell the Bruce Lee story at some point, but the idea of the Ip Man films originally being a trilogy isn't true. It only became a trilogy after Ip Man 2 was announced (before the first film was released) and the negotiations with the Lee estate couldn't be finalized.

Agent WaxApril 18, 2011 1:53 AM

Ugh. Who the hell did the subtitles? They're complete nonsense.

"I would run for my life, but not from my honor."


That is NOT what Sammo says.

The subtitles also struggled to translate Donnie's words to Huang Xiaoming, settling for a poorly-worded, shallow interpretation of what is actually being said.

They're not blatantly wrong, just extremely misleading. Even I could do a better job than that crap in the trailer, and they actually paid someone to do that. I'd advise them to ask for their money back.