Pantheon Plus – Punchy Kicky (Ip) Man: Episode 3

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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Pantheon Plus – Punchy Kicky (Ip) Man: Episode 2

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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Pantheon Plus – Punchy Kicky (Ip) Man: Episode 1

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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