IP Man 3 is the worst thing I’ve seen since IP Man 2, but I’ve never seen IP Man 2. I’ve never seen any of those movies. Angel invited to the screening because Donnie Yen was going to be there. I thought to myself, “Donnie Yen? Isn’t he an ambassador of Beijing or something?” But it turned out that he was an actor and a pretty good one. I can’t wait to see him in Star Wars as… probably not a Jedi… that’s disappointing. I’d love to see him use a lightsaber. It’s like how those guys from “The Raid” were just there in The Force Awakens. But that’s another review…
We all know what this movie’s about. It’s about an hour and 40 minutes long. *drum ching* This movie knows exactly what it is. It’s a montage of great action scenes with some drama sprinkled over it, but the drama’s out of place. There’s a certain plot point that just doesn’t fit with the rest of the film. Yes, it actually happened, but when that those dark moments happen in between the funny lighthearted action and the scenes with Mike Tyson (don’t worry we’ll get to him), it’s out of place.
The movie became a bit predictable at one point. I was sitting there noticing the pattern. Action scene, drama, action scene, drama, action scene, funny scene. It’s paint by the number film making, but the paint is dry, and they’re adding new numbers.
There are also subplots that go absolutely no where. There’s a random romance that they don’t do anything with. It’s funny to watch, but what’s the point?
My favorite parts of the movie are the parts when the T Man is on screen. He’s not an actor, but he’s so much fun to watch. There are parts in the movie where he switches from English to Cantonese randomly, and the whole theater was laughing. Also, he speaks in English, but they dub it over with him speaking Cantonese badly. The movie was more fun when he was there, and when he leaves it’s just kind of a let down.
The fights in this movie are fun, and you can actually see what’s going on. The best fight is probably the one where the Grandmaster goes to save his son from the local gang. IP Man and the father of his sons friend take on all these gangsters and kick everyone’s ass. Everyone in the theater was amazed by the flawless choreography.
In the end.
I don’t have that much to say about this movie. It was dumb fun. I didn’t get much from the movie other than excitement to see what Donnie Yen does next. At the screening he teased that he has a big role in Rouge One: A Star Wars Story, so I’m looking forward to that movie more now. I didn’t hate this movie. If I watch it again, I’ll enjoy it, but for now it gets a 6/10.