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Christopher Webster [Celluloid 07.21.11] movie trailer news action



There's a lot of Martix going on in this butt kicking trailer for Wong Kar Wai's Ip Man movie, Grandmasters. I'm particularly thinking of the scene where Neo takes on a hundred Agent Smith's (and no, it's not because I think all Asian's look alike so stow it).

Yep, this is another film about Ip Man, the famous master who trained Bruce Lee. I know it seems weird to mention The Matrix when Asian films were in fact an influence on it first, but sometimes things double back and I'm wondering if that's going on here.

Of course it also features martial arts choreography by the legendary Yuen Woo-Ping, who also did The Matrix so there's that.

The film stars Tony Leung as Ip Man, Zhang Ziyi, Song Hye-kyo, Chang Chen, Zhao Benshan, Julian Cheun Chi-lam and MMA fighter Cung Le.




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revenant (9 years ago) Reply

I love fight scenes that are so cut up and filled with rain and splashing water that I can't see any fighting.

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rocketboyroger (9 years ago) Reply

Personally it reminded me more of Tony Leung's fight scene from WKW's Ashes of Time, where he takes on a gang of raiders. The slow shutter speed shots are a WKW signature.

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bill (9 years ago) Reply

WKW just made a turkey

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Anonymous (9 years ago) Reply

@revenant but yet i bet you loved transformers "fight scenes". perhaps some glasses will suit you because my viewing of the trailer was just fine.

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Anonymous (9 years ago) Reply

I saw the first Yip Man movie (don't know why they spell his name Ip Man). As a student of Wing Chun Kung Fu, the movie was interesting & some of the moves were real Wing Chun. But this trailer shows standard movie kung fu, not real Wing Chun.


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