Having defeated the best fighters of the Imperial Japanese army in occupied Shanghai, Ip Man and his family settle in post-war Hong Kong.Struggling to make a living, Master Ip opens a kung fu school to bring his celebrated art of Wing Chun to the troubled youth of Hong Kong. His growing reputation soon brings challenges from powerful enemies, including pre-eminent Hung Gar master, Hung Quan. However, when corrupt colonial officials stage a life-or-death contest with formidable British boxer, Twister, to humiliate the Chinese people, the masters quickly forget their differences. Soon, the eyes of the nation are on the one man capable of securing a victory-Grandmaster Ip Man!
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Donnie Yen is one of the most exciting martial artists of this era. His skill on screen is matched by few and his talents as an actor are superior to most Hong Kong action stars. Ip Man 2 demonstrates his abilities impressively, albeit in a familiar arena. The plot of western oppression over Chinese commoners and one man’s rise against it is something we have seen for decades in martial arts films. However, the been there, done that feeling is not enough to tank Ip Man 2 and the fight scene between Yen and fellow kung fu legend Sammo Hung is enough to make it worth watching alone.