Donnie Yen throws bunches of punches in the trailer for Ip Man 2
If you're a martial arts fan and haven't seen the original IP MAN yet, track it down pronto. The sequel, featuring Hong Kong legends Donnie Yen and Sammo Hung, is walloping theaters on January 28th in its original un-dubbed and uncut, international version.
The synopsis: After escaping the Japanese occupation of his hometown of Foshan, China, Ip Man and his family have arrived in Hong Kong, which is living under the iron fist of British colonial rule. Ip wants to support his family by opening up a martial arts academy to teach his unique Wing Chun style. But a corrupt cabal of Hong Kong martial arts masters, led by Hung Chun-nam, refuses to allow Ip to teach until he proves himself - and prove himself he does, in an intense series of fights against the masters showcasing a dazzling variety of martial arts styles, culminating in a highly anticipated brawl between Ip and Hung atop a rickety table.
But even after gaining the respect of the masters, Ip's troubles are far from over. Hong Kong under British rule is a world of corruption, and when a Western-style boxer named Taylor "Twister" Milos comes to town to entertain the British upper-class, and insults both Chinese martial arts and the native citizens in a horrifically violent way, Ip must step up and fight for the honor of both his kung fu and the Chinese people. Forced by honor to enter a brutal "King of the Ring" boxing match against Twister, it's East versus West in an amazing, knock-down drag-out fight to the finish.
|Extra Tidbit:||It's like that old Chinese proverb goes: If you can't teach Wing Chun, smack some people.|