Sunday, May 2, 2010

Ip's the Man...2

watched Ip Man 2 today...having watched the first Ip Man...it's not really a movie i wanted to watch so much...but don't have a choice...do I?

due to the weekend + holiday...and the double "Man" release...the cinema here became super packed...nothing better to do mar

i went to buy tickets on saturday morning (10.30am)...and all the shows listed on the screen was already full up till midnight...except Losers (duh)...and Kickass (double duh)...and Hooperz (triple duh)

both the Mans only left front seats...3rd row from the screen...
so if i were to choose either Man to watch from 3rd row...knowing the typical holikayu's flying-all-over-the-screen action movie...i put my bet on Ip Man 2


i watched the first Ip Man on DVD at home...and i didn't really enjoy that movie much...and i don't think it deserved to win the HK Movie of the Year...after watching today's show...i think the small screen and the tiny TV speakers killed the good movie for me...

Ip Man 2 in cinema was entertaining...with the large screens...and the much much better sound system...even though watching from 3rd row...it wasn't that difficult...though i had some pain in the neck after the movie...literally

not much to expect from the story...very predictable...very wong-fei-hung (if you know what i mean) kind of movie...
but then it was once upon a time since wong sifu's captivating martial art movies...so it's nice to have Ip Man taking over that niche...with his much faster and more furious punches...violently furious...yeah we like to see blood all over the face, don't we?

i guess i don't have to comment much on the Man...Donnie Yen...
when he's not fighting...his gentlemanly manner...forever calmed and composed...simply mesmerising...
when he fights...well in a few scenes my heart rate is directly proportional to the rate of his punches...damn he's good

and a strong performance from Sammo Hung indeed...
for the last few movies...he portrayed the big gangsta boss with nicely ironed suits...who hardly fights that hard...or hardly have to fight at all...
in this one?...well i see a Sammo Hung that I've not seen on screen for a long long time...

another reason for me to watch this movie...Huang Xiaoming! (黃曉明)...oh he's so handsome...

my message...
see this in the cinema...you're more likely to be entertained
see this on DVD...you're definitely likely to kill a good Chinese martial art movie

next up...Ironman 2...see which is the better Man