There are an assload of kung fu movies out there. And I mean an assload.
But every few years you get a “Hero” or a “Crouching Tiger: Hidden Dragon” that just leaves your jaw hanging open. Welcome to IP Man.
It’s the story of Ip (eep) Ching, martial arts master and teacher of the great Bruce Lee. If you ever wondered why Bruce Lee was so badass, watch the movie. His master did some mind blowing shit. But I don’t wanna spoil anything, I want you to have that jaw dropping feeling too.
The movie is set in the late 1930’s, Ip Man is the greatest master in town… but he keeps a low profile. He has a good life and shit. But then the Japanese invaded and fucked everything up. Took all his shit and made him struggle to even provide food for his family.
After witnessing the murder of one of his old friends at the hands of a Japanese dojo, he decides to fight back… and inspires others to do the same.
The story is very similar to Fearless, but just as awe-inspiring. And it’s sequel is just as good.