History Film / IpMan

23rd Jun '16 8:04:02 AM GentlemensDame883
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* ShowyInvincibleHero: The titular character [[CurbStompBattle Curb Stomps]] all his enemies, but the choreography is tight enough to minimize boredom.
** Averted in the second film, where Master Hung manages to fight Ip to a draw and [[spoiler: Ip defeats the Twister, but not before he gets knocked down a few times.]]

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* ShowyInvincibleHero: The titular character [[CurbStompBattle Curb Stomps]] all his enemies, but the choreography is tight enough to minimize boredom.
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boredom. Averted in the second film, where Master Hung manages to fight Ip to a draw and [[spoiler: Ip defeats the Twister, but not before he gets knocked down a few times.]]]] Also averted in the third film, where the goal in fighting Frank isn't even to try and win, but rather just to hold out long enough.
13th Jun '16 6:01:37 PM Mujaki
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** Ip versus Frank in the third film is also this. Any one of Frank's punches would have KOd Ip if he could hit a vital area, and he even sent Ip staggering backwards with one of his straight punches. He's also played by MikeTyson, who's a lot stockier and more menacing than Twister could ever be.

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** Ip versus Frank in the third film is also this. Any one of Frank's punches would have KOd Ip if he could hit a vital area, and he even sent Ip staggering backwards with one of his straight punches. He's also played by MikeTyson, Creator/MikeTyson, who's a lot stockier and more menacing than Twister could ever be.


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* LogicalWeakness: The Chinese fighters have tremendous difficulty facing Twister - being a lanky hulk, trying to land a blow to his face only brings them close enough for the boxer to hit them first.
13th Jun '16 5:55:57 PM Mujaki
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* AttackItsWeakPoint: Part of [[spoiler: Ip's defeat of the Twister]].

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* AttackItsWeakPoint: Part of [[spoiler: Ip's defeat of Twister... once he realizes that trying to punch the Twister]].hulking boxer in the face is only [[LogicalWeakness bringing him within range of his punches]], Ip opts to inflict DeathOfAThousandCuts to his legs and body to slow him down enough to [[CombatPragmatist strike the nerves in his arms]].
7th May '16 9:11:49 PM trixus
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* WeakButSkilled: Chinese martial artist against western fighter has the former being a few weight category down but in exchange they are as trained if not more than the latter plus have access to more exhaustive technique while the western fighter are just boxers who sometime wrestle more than clinch.
3rd May '16 9:31:10 PM trixus
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* InvulnerableKnuckles: Averted; Ip's knuckles are clearly bruised after he finishes dealing with the Japanese pugilists.

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* InvulnerableKnuckles: Averted; Ip's knuckles are clearly bruised after he finishes dealing with the Japanese pugilists. Played straight with Frank who punches a dozens windows without a scratch on his hands and even going knuckles to elbows the only reaction he has is twirling his wrist.
3rd May '16 9:21:30 PM trixus
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* ScaryBlackMan: Frank, first when he shorten the delay with Zang to two weeks instead of a month and then when he fights Ip Man by throwing punch so hard it can send him flying.
24th Apr '16 6:46:57 AM GentlemensDame883
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** Played straight with Frank. The result of Ip using similar tactics to disable his arms like he did with the younger and better protected Twister? Very mild and fleeting inconvenience.
21st Apr '16 7:17:22 AM saltin
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* BoringButPractical: Being a boxer, Twister doesn't use kicks or hand techniques like his kung fu rivals, instead relying on English boxing punches. However, thanks to his [[LightningBruiser speed, incredible strength]] and sheer {{Ax Craz|y}}iness, he still manages to [[spoiler: beat Master Hung Lie-Nang to death with his fists, and nearly does the same to Ip.]] Frank from the third movie, played by Mike Tyson, is even more so.

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* BoringButPractical: Being a boxer, Twister doesn't use kicks or hand techniques like his kung fu rivals, instead relying on English boxing punches. However, thanks to his [[LightningBruiser speed, incredible strength]] and sheer {{Ax Craz|y}}iness, he still manages to [[spoiler: beat Master Hung Lie-Nang to death with his fists, and nearly does the same to Ip.]] Frank from the third movie, played by Mike Tyson, is even more so.so as, unlike Twister, he has the good sense to attack Ip's footing.


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** Played straight with Frank. The result of Ip using similar tactics to disable his arms like he did with the younger and better protected Twister? Very mild and fleeting inconvenience.
5th Apr '16 1:20:56 PM Larkmarn
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** Not necessarily. The movie is a period piece, therefore it is anti-''Imperial'' Japan, not modern Japan, regardless how viewers interpret it personally. Imperial Japan and modern Japan are as different as Nazi Germany and modern Germany.
18th Mar '16 12:14:05 PM Kurogane7
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* MookHorrorShow: Probably the best way to describe the NoHoldsBarredBeatdown being dished out on the ten blackbelts.



* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: Liberally used by the Japanese. The film doesn't bother hiding its nationalism. Two specific examples are Master Liu getting thrashed by three Japanese pugilists and Ip Man going to town on General Miura. Two examples in the sequal are Twister beating [[spoiler: Master Hung]] to death, and Ip Man thrashing Twister's face towards the end of the final fight.

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* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: Liberally used by the Japanese. The film doesn't bother hiding its nationalism. Two specific examples are Master Liu getting thrashed by three Japanese pugilists and Ip Man going to town on General Miura. Two examples in the sequal sequel are Twister beating [[spoiler: Master Hung]] to death, and Ip Man thrashing Twister's face towards the end of the final fight.



* TranquilFury: Does Ip Man look like he's doing a literal RoaringRampageOfRevenge on the blackbelts?



** ''Ip Man 2'' also draws heavily from Creator/AkiraKurosawa's ''Sanshiro Sugata Part II'', specifically the plotline with the Eastern marial arts master (Japanese Judo in the Kurosawa film, Chinese Wing Chun in ''Ip Man 2'') taking on a Western boxer in a public match after a previous practitioner had been defeated.

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** ''Ip Man 2'' also draws heavily from Creator/AkiraKurosawa's ''Sanshiro Sugata Part II'', specifically the plotline with the Eastern marial martial arts master (Japanese Judo in the Kurosawa film, Chinese Wing Chun in ''Ip Man 2'') taking on a Western boxer in a public match after a previous practitioner had been defeated.
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