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YMMV: Ip Man
  • Anvilicious: Foreigners: Bad. Chinese Martial Arts: Good.
  • Crowning Moment Of Awesome: Where to begin? How about when Ip Man defeats 10 men at once?
    • Or the final fight with General Miura.
    • The final fight between Ip Man and Twister, especially when Ip Man is knocked down yet again, recalls Hung's motivations for fighting and gets back up to curbstomp Twister..
    • When Ip Man and Master Hung fight, the casualty is the table they stand on. It is neatly broken into two semicircles. Each half is inverted, and then reused as a platform.
  • Crowning Music of Awesome: Kenji Kawai is the composer of the scores to both films.
  • Fridge Logic: Master Hong, I know it's noble not to give up, but you're not going to win... and I don't think your wife and seven children care about honor as much as you do.
  • Harsher in Hindsight: Sammo Hung during the filming of the scene where Master Hong is killed by Twister was punched hard in the face to require stitches, among other injuries, which required for him to go to the hospital hours later after the scene was finished.
  • Inferred Holocaust: The first movie concludes the final fight with the spectators overpowering the Japanese guards to get to the wounded hero, then cuts to him being taken to safety and later to his real-life success. What happens to the Foshan townsfolk as a result of the most probable Japanese response is left unknown.
  • Memetic Mutation (Going up against the Iron Man movies at the box office has led to photoshop mashups of both movies' posters, dubbed with the convenient Portmanteau Name "Ipron Man".)
  • Moral Event Horizon: Colonel Sato makes it clear very early in his appearance that he is a Smug Snake, but crosses the horizon after he coldly guns down Master Liu for losing an extra round he volunteered for. It is made especially stark because up to then the combat had all been hand-to-hand martial arts fare.
    • Twister beats Master Hung to death in what is meant to be a exhibition match. Bad as that is, it's not this trope. This trope comes into play in the press conference afterwards. Rather than showing ANY remorse at the press conference held for his innocence, he gleefully mouths off about how he is going to murder every Chinese Warrior in Hong Kong during the next match held to clear his name.
  • Tear Jerker: Twister brutally beating Master Hung to death.

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