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Ip Man 4 Trailer

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  1. [7]
    JXM
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    Is anyone else here a fan of the Ip Man movies? I find them extremely predictable (someone wants to fight Donnie Yen, he says no, they try to fight him anyway and get their buts kicked, come back...

    Is anyone else here a fan of the Ip Man movies? I find them extremely predictable (someone wants to fight Donnie Yen, he says no, they try to fight him anyway and get their buts kicked, come back with a bunch of reinforcements and then he kicks their butts again) but very well made.

    I love Donnie Yen and I think they've actually gotten better as the series has progressed. The last one, Master Z: Ip Man Legacy might even be my favorite. Then again, I'm a sucker for Michelle Yeoh fighting people.

    7 votes
    1. [3]
      bilbodwyer
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      I've only seen the first one, but I enjoyed it a whole lot. As someone who's lived in Japan and studied Sino-Japanese relations, I found it really interesting to watch a film set during the 2nd...

      I've only seen the first one, but I enjoyed it a whole lot. As someone who's lived in Japan and studied Sino-Japanese relations, I found it really interesting to watch a film set during the 2nd world war from the Chinese perspective. The Japanese are pretty thoroughly demonised in it, and some characters are outright caricatures. The one general who is the epitome of Asian stereotypes -- buck-toothed, ugly, glasses-wearing, and sinister -- stands out in particular.
      Given that the Japanese are the enemy in the film, it's understandable. But whereas in the West we seem to have largely moved on from painting the Germans as inhuman and evil to a man, the Chinese are still displaying quite a strong anti-Japanese sentiment. It's an interesting contrast between our two cultures.

      3 votes
      1. [2]
        MimicSquid
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        That may have something to do with how mostly the people that the Germans were exterminating aren't the races or classes of people that are now in power in the West, whereas you can't say the same...

        That may have something to do with how mostly the people that the Germans were exterminating aren't the races or classes of people that are now in power in the West, whereas you can't say the same thing about China.

        2 votes
        1. Diet_Coke
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          Also that Germans have been pretty good about expressing national shame - Japanese politicians like PM Shinzo Abe deny that the Japanese army committed war crimes. They build shrines to generals...

          Also that Germans have been pretty good about expressing national shame - Japanese politicians like PM Shinzo Abe deny that the Japanese army committed war crimes. They build shrines to generals that other countries consider war criminals.

          4 votes
    2. envy
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      Yes. You might also like Toshirô Mifune's Yojimbo/ Seven Samurai etc.., Jackie Chan's The Drunken Master's, Jet Li's The Legend's, Shintarô Kats' Zatoichi's...

      Yes.

      You might also like Toshirô Mifune's Yojimbo/ Seven Samurai etc.., Jackie Chan's The Drunken Master's, Jet Li's The Legend's, Shintarô Kats' Zatoichi's...

      3 votes
    3. determinism
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      I enjoyed the first one. Had no idea there was a series.

      I enjoyed the first one. Had no idea there was a series.

      1 vote
    4. cancycou
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      I agree, it's almost like watching a superhero movie. You know he'll win, but you still want to see the fights.

      I agree, it's almost like watching a superhero movie. You know he'll win, but you still want to see the fights.

      1 vote