During the Sin-Japanese War, Ip Man (Donnie Yen) defied the Japanese and used wushi to combat their aggression. After the war, Ip Man’s family experience hardship in Foshan and eventually moved to Hong Kong start life anew.
Ip Man plans to teach “Wing Chun” on the roof of a building owned by newspaper editor Kan Leung (Pierre Ngo), but Master Chun-nam Hung (Sammo Hung) informs Ip Man that if he wishes to teach wushu in Hong Kong he must accept challenges from masters of all wushu types.
However, all must unite forces against a ruthless foreign man named Twister (Darren Shahlavi) who insults Master Chun-nam Hung and challenges him to a fight. Ip Man unable to restrain himself anymore, steps onto the stage and fights the King of Boxing.
Wilson Yip Wai-Shun (traditional Chinese: 葉偉信) is a Hong Kong actor, filmmaker and screenwriter. His films include Bio Zombie, The White Dragon, SPL: Sha Po Lang, Dragon Tiger Gate, Flash Point, and Ip Man
A film buff at an early age, Yip went to the cinema whenever he could and often wrote reviews on the backs of ticket stubs. He entered the movie business in the 1980s, starting out as a “gofer” and working his way up to assistant director.
His directorial debut was 01.00 AM, a three-segment horror compendium. He directed two of three parts, one with Veronica Yip as a nurse who sees dead pop stars, and Anita Yuen interviewing a demon.
His next effort, Daze Reaper, was a Category III exploitation film, based on a true-crime story about a prison guard to turns to crime. Next was Mongkok Story, an exploitive story in the vein of Young and Dangerous, and another horror trilogy, Midnight Zone, about urban myths. He also turned to comedy with Teaching Sucks, about two… read more
Compared to the first one, we have less historical facts, and more wing chun style explanations, interesting then for the latter point. But it is quite bad as a movie: very bad acting, caricatural characters and situation. Gladly it's still awesome as an action and martial art show, with the fabulous movements of Donnie Yen and Sammo Hung <3. The final fight is too long and without the tension of the first movie.
inferior to the first film on every level - flashy, boring, choppy fight scenes, weird pacing, too many characters and a strange final act that feels more like "rocky" than a kung fu movie. donnie yen is as good as ever in the title role though, and there are worse ways to spend 90 minutes...