It’s the last week of Punchy Kicky (Ip) Man Month and suffice to say, Jerome and Brian are feeling a little burned out on Ip Man.
Ip Man is now dealing with a cancer diagnosis while traveling to San Francisco to find a school for his son. He deals with racism and prejudice while kicking ass when he needs to. It’s the last film in the franchise and now Bruce Lee has become involved with the storyline as well. Is there a lot going on? Yes. Do plotlines get left behind once again? Yes. But the one shining light in this film is the performance by Scott Adkins, no fat suit needed.
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It’s Week 3 of Punchy Kicky (Ip) Man Month, and Jerome and Brian are starting to notice diminishing returns in the Ip Man franchise.
It’s the third movie and Sammo Hung is out, but MIKE TYSON is in?! That’s right, a 3-minute fight between Ip Man and Mike Tyson that ultimately means nothing in the long run. Once again, it’s multiple storylines that get abandoned half way through the movie for some other plot line.
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It’s Week 2 of Punchy Kicky (Ip) Man as Jerome and Brian watch Ip Man 2, also known as Rocky IV? A sequel that improves in many areas from the set design, story, and better fight sequences than the first. Sammo Hung plays a major role in this and not just behind the camera doing the fight choreography. Is the jury ‘hung’ on this one?
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Jerome and Brian are bingeing the Ip Man series during the month of May and have officially dubbed it ‘Punchy Kicky (Ip) Man’ month. Neither have seen any of the films until now.
They start at the beginning where Ip Man endures and struggles during Japan’s occupation of China during World War II. Does Donnie Yen pack a punch? Yes, many in a short amount of time, in fact.
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Jerome and Brian end their look at Michelle Yeoh’s first decade by discussing the romantic comedy, Wing Chun. Find out why this was a pretty rough watch despite some more very good action. Also, a good transition to what they’ll be discussing next month.
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