What is it?
The 2008 biographical martial arts movie Ip Man.
What is it about?
This is how Metacritic describes this movie:
Ip Man is the award winning film adaptation about the life story of Ip Man, the grand master of the Wing Chun style of kung fu and sifu (master) of legendary kung fu superstar Bruce Lee.
Set in Foshan, China, during the Sino Japanese War, Ip Man vividly brings to life the brutality of the infamous Japanese occupation, where once proud men are forced to fight till their death for a precious bag of rice.
Defined by courage and humility, one man rises to the fore, Grandmaster Ip Man, whose matchless fighting skills are revered all over China.
Upon refusing to teach his beloved fighting art to the invading Japanese soldiers, he is forced to fight for the honor of his country in a series of battles that will culminate in a kill or be killed showdown with General Miura Japan’s greatest fighter.
My former male classmate DH recommended this movie to me years ago, but it was not until almost two years ago did my brother GC and I finally watch this movie.
Here is one of my favorite scenes from this movie which is one of the best fight scenes that I have seen in years:
This movie was a nice throw-back to old fashion martial arts movies, but with a more serious tone.
It had been years since I had seen a movie like this, and it was worth watching for the action alone if nothing else.