A lot of people like to call this movie as I.P Man. Actually Ip Man is supposed to be pronounced in Cantonese, just that for people who don’t know anything about Cantonese would have pronounced it as I.P man instead of reading Ip as one word. Which is why I would rather just call this movie Ye Wen, which is its Chinese name than to try pronouncing the Ip Man.
Not saying that pronouncing the title as I.P Man is wrong, it’s just that I feel funny whenever I heard somebody pronouncing it that way (I’m referring to my friend by the way).
As compared to the first film, I think the first film is much better than this one. However, one good thing about the sequel is that I feel it is less violent than the first one. Ip Man 1 is funnier in some parts, but one thing I really hate about it is that most of the time the martial artists will attack their opponents’ head (not referring to the main lead here), especially when I was watching in the movie theater, so it seems even more violent than it already is. I have expected the sequel to Ip Man 1 is gonna be even more gory, bloody and violent and surprisingly, it’s pretty much okay. At least not that much of a direct head bashing.
I was worried that it’s gonna be super gory and violent, which is the reason why I watched How to Train Your Dragon previously (not regretting it of course) and I refused to watch the Ip Man 2 DVD.
In the end, I watched Ip Man 2 with my friend last Saturday, then after that we watched Ip Man 1 and we both came to the conclusion that the first one is better. I think mainly it’s due to the funny parts. Ip Man is better well of in the first one than in the sequel, it’s so heart-wrenching to see how they’re like in Ip Man 2 as the family had to struggle a lot for money.
The highlight for Ip Man 2 is because… there is Huang Xiao Ming in it!!!! Huang Xiao Ming is the China male actor by the way, he also have a album (but his singing is kinda average, there’s even one part that he went upstage to sing live and the female host forgot to cover the mic and made a comment that singers nowadays don’t really know how to sing, they could just publish an album if their looks are good, and the best thing is what she said was broadcast-ed, yeah else how I would I know anyway) and he will be acting as Ip Man’s first disciple (yoo hoo~~).
Anyway, if you have watched the first Ip Man movie, then it’s better to watch this sequel because it’s really not that bad. However, if you have not watched Ip Man 1, then GO WATCH IT!! What I’m trying to say that, the series is really pretty nice hahaha. Maybe because Donnie Yen is really very “shuai” hehe *drools*. Of course I still think my supervisor more “shuai” though HAHAHAA~~~ *drools even more*.