Master Z: Ip Man Legacy [Movie Review]

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Growing up, I love watching kung fu movie and the Chinese ghost movie (where the ghost is jumping around and one has to kill it with the black dog's pee). Remember those movies?
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I love this comic-like poster
If you do, then we are of the same age. Haha.
Anyway, it has been quite some time since I last viewed a kung-fu movie. Last week, on an impulse, I decided to watch this movie (also because I see Michelle Yeoh is in the movie).

SYNOPSIS
Master Z: Ip Man Legacy Trivia
  • Directed by: Yuen Woo-Ping
  • Produced by: Raymong Wong, Donnie Yen
  • Production companies: Mandarin Motion Pictures
  • Running time: 108 minutes
The movie is set in the 1960s when the Westerners are just starting to invest in the development of foreign lands and Hong Kong is booming with modernisation.
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The movie started with the defeated Cheung Tin Chi decided to live a modest life - leaving behind him the martial world and living the straight life, raising his son. Once in a while, he moonlights as a mercenary. Until he decides to truly live a simple modest life as a grocer. 

Somehow, one's past will never be a thing in the past as it always catches with you when you least expect it. During one of his grocery deliveries, he comes across the damsels in distress, Julia and Nana who are trying to run away from Kit, a leader from one of the Cheng Lok's organised crime gangs. He helps the girls and in the process, gets caught by the police. Kit was released without any punishment but Tin Chi was detained longer which makes him late for his son's birthday treat at the famous steak house runs by one Mr Owen Davidson. 
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I must have that ticket! 
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You managed to get the tickets for me? Cheers to that!
Kit, a sore loser that he is, decides to return the favour by lighting Tin Chi's house/ shop on fire. With him and his son barely escape the fire, Tin Chi manages to defeat the gang. 

Julia offers him shelter and her brother, Fu offers him a job at his nightclub, the Gold Bar. As his retaliation, Tin Chi lights one of Kit's opium den to ashes. Kit's sister, Tso Ngan Kwan, who is also the head of the Cheng Lok triad, instructs Kit to stop pursuing his vengeance as the Cheng Lok triad is turning over a new leaf and venturing into legit businesses. 
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I will fight you for that seats
Again, being a hardheaded and hotblooded guy that he is, Kit decides not to heed his sister's advise and turn into dealing heroin on the Bar Street, the street that is run by Fu. After Nana has died due to overdose by heroin forced into her by Kit, Tin Chi and Fu starts to comb the street to find the source of the heroin. And during their course of unveiling the villain, the duo somehow gets into a fight with the Cheng Lok gang.
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And you want to fight me for that ticket too?
Will Tin Chi and Fu succeed in their mission?

MY REVIEW

Plot: 4.3/ 5.0. I am not a Ip Man fan but I know for a fact that the plot is very similar to any other movie - the champion tries to run from his past but somehow forced to relive the past again, in order to live happily ever after.  It is predictable but the flow of the story brings you on a fun journey of the martial arts world in the 1960s. I kinda like the whole storytelling of this movie. The choreography of the fighting scenes is cool, especially when Liu Yan and Michelle Yeoh fights! Woohoo!

Cast: 4.9/ 5.0. I did not watch the Ip Man Series so I will not be comparing the actors to the series. What a cast this movie has - star-studded! There's the mysterious mercenary Tony Jaa, the ever beautiful and graceful Michelle Yeoh, the bulky and good in the kitchen Dave Bautista and the ever serious Max Zhang. Not forgetting Liu Yan, who is not only beautiful but also can defend herself. I must admit that the fact there are strong women in this movie is another attraction why I chose to watch this movie. 

Will I watch it again: I don't mind watching it again with the right companion. 

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Tuesday, 01 January, 2019 delete

Peminat filem aksi ni sesuai sangat tengok kan. Filem aksi ni tak berapa minat sangat. Michelle Yeoh ke tu. Macam dia je. Nak kena suruh suami tengok la. Dia minat filem aksi ni.

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idayu nim
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Tuesday, 01 January, 2019 delete

Ramai kawan2 kata movie ni best..ok msk dlm list nti free bleh p tgk

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Qeela Aini
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Tuesday, 01 January, 2019 delete

waa Michelle Yeoh was in this movie? That must be great! I’ve watched some of Ip Man before as well, yeah it’s not bad, yet not really eager to watch or into it hence haven’t watch this one or feel like watching it before but it’ll be fine if I came across it to watch I guess. It’s good to know the reviews from your point of view though! 😁

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Cik Puan Ena
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Tuesday, 01 January, 2019 delete

Ena pon layan cite cina taw lagi2 ada kungfu.hehe..konon dulu berangan nak pandai seni pertahankan diri. Tapi tak tercapai. Hehe.. so layan movie jelah..

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Tuesday, 01 January, 2019 delete

heyyyyyyyyyy.. saya memang nak sangat tengok cerita ni.. sejenis yang suka cerita aksi.. hee~ terima kasih bang !! bila baca review ni lagi lah membuak-buak rasa nak singgah tonton..

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Tekkaus
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Tuesday, 01 January, 2019 delete

I didn't know that Tony Ja is in the cast as well. Him and the lead actor are really, really good at fighting. Have you watched SPL 2? That was really, really intense if you ask me. :)

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Kayathre Kay
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Wednesday, 02 January, 2019 delete

Me too grew up watching chinese kung fu movies. It was good old time. This movie I haven't watch it yet. Looks good. Will watch it soon.

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Wednesday, 02 January, 2019 delete

Rawlins... You should watch the Ip Man series. Because its goooood. If there's no Ip Man, there's no Bruce Lee. Ip Man is Bruce Lee's mentor.

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