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‘Ip Man 4: The Finale’ Review: Head Punches and Heart
The modesty that defines good martial arts in the “Ip Man” franchise is also a principal virtue of the films. “Ip Man 4: The Finale,” the concluding chapter of a saga inspired by the life of the famed teacher of the Wing Chun fighting style, closes out the series with body flips, head punches, smashed furniture and heart.To get more news about ip man 4, you can visit shine news official website.
It is now 1964, and a secretly ailing Ip Man (Donnie Yen) travels to San Francisco to visit his pupil Bruce Lee (Chan Kwok-Kwan Danny) — who sees more fighting than in “Ip Man 3” — and to enroll his son in school. But to do that, Ip Man needs a letter of recommendation from the Chinese Benevolent Association, whose chairman (Wu Yue) wants Lee to stop teaching kung fu to non-Chinese students. In a city overrun with racism, the chairman fears the democratization of a defensive technique.
Lessons about intolerance — in a subplot, immigration officials abuse their power and plan a vendetta-driven raid in Chinatown — are interwoven with the hand-to-hand skirmishes. The director, Wilson Yip, follows the same pattern as in the other films: two people agree to a fighting challenge; the good guy loses; Ip Man steps in to avenge the loser’s honor and defend Wing Chun against a rival martial art.
The primary competitor here is karate, which a racist Marine officer (Scott Adkins) insists is superior for military training. There is no mystery about who wins the movie’s final bout, but it is never less than thrilling to watch Yen’s fluttering limbs in action.