IP Man 4: The Finale (Casts, Trailer, and Review)

IP Man 4: The Finale

Today we are going to talk about  IP man 4 release date, IP man 4 casts, trailer, and movie review.  So let’s start our journey with this great movie.

IP Man 4 release date USA film is scheduled to be released on 25 of December 2019.

IP man 4 cast 

Ip Man 4: The Finale movie was directed by Wilson Yip. And as you know Wilson Yip was born as Yip Wai-Shun. He is a director and actor, known for Ip Man (2008), Ip Man 3 (2015) and SPL: Kill Zone (2005). And It was written by Tai-lee Chan (screenplay), Hiroshi Fukazawa (writer), Lai-Yin Leung (screenplay), and Edmond Wong.

The stars of the movie Donnie Yen as Ip Man, Scott Adkins as Barton Geddes, Danny Chan as Bruce Lee, Vanness Wu as Hartman Wu, Chris Collins as Colin Frater, and Wu Yue as Wan Zong Hua. With all these stars I am sure the film is going to be really nice.

Donnie Yen as Ip Man Kwok-Kwan Chan as Bruce Lee
Wu Yue as Wan Zong Hua Chris Collins (LV) as Collins Frater
Vanness Wu as Hartman Wu Kent Cheng
Scott Adkins as Barton Geddes Ka-nin Ngo

 

IP man 4 Movie Review

Ip Man 4: The Finale is a 2019 martial arts film directed by Wilson Yip and produced by Raymond Wong. It is the fourth and final film in the Ip Man film series, which is loosely based on the life of the Wing Chun grandmaster of the same name, and features Donnie Yen in the title role.

Ip Man travels to San Francisco with his son and wrestles with tensions between martial arts masters and his star student, Bruce Lee.

So as the title of this film suggests, this is the fourth and final installment of the IP Man franchise. Donnie Yen of course once again returns to play the title role of It Man.

And in this film, IP Man finds himself in California looking for a new school for his son, and while he’s there ends up in the middle of two conflicts.

The first one is with the local Chinese Kungfu Masters of California who has argued that Bruce Lee advanced star pupil has been causing trouble in America.

And the second is with the United States Marine Corps people for their refusal to accept Chinese Kungfu as a legitimate combat practice.

Now, I’ve been a huge fan of Donnie for years, and obviously, I’ve followed this franchise all the way to the end of the fourth and final movie. So I think I can say with authority that this movie was a huge disappointment.

Let’s start with the biggest thing that was holding the film back, in my opinion, which was the plot. This movie has so much plot.  It’s ridiculous. If you’ve got the summary of this movie was long with it, it’s because it was.

I mean, in this film, Donnie Yen is starting a problem after a problem.

It starts with his kid gets kicked out of school. So Donnie gonna have to find him a new school in America and California specifically.

Then when he gets to California, he realizes he can’t enroll his kid because he needs a recommendation letter from this Chinese Benevolent Association. Which is run by Chinese martial artists.

Then those Chinese martial artists don’t want to give him a recommendation because student Bruce Lee has been causing trouble in America.

And then when  Bruce Lee students wants to introduce Chinese Kungfu to his Marine Corps, like staff Sergeant who’s like Gunho about karate as their form of combat, all that is going on at the same time.

And the worst part is that those two main plot lines I was talking about. One with the Chinese Benevolent Association, where it won’t give him a recommendation letter for a school.

And then one with the Marine Corps is just they go on for, I would say, an hour before it actually starts to intersect and become one cohesive narrative.

And the problem with that is that the movie is like an hour, 45 minutes long, our 50 tops. And on top of that, this is like a Chinese Kungfu action film.

They’re trying to squeeze fight scenes into all of this, which leads me to the other issue I had with this film, which was Unfortunate, the action scenes themselves.

Unfortunately, I just felt like they weren’t up to par with the fight scenes from the previous entries into this franchise.

Like the fight scenes from IP Man one and two, especially every once in a while I’ll find myself on YouTube looking them up specifically just so I can rewatch them. But I don’t think I’ll end up doing that with this movie.

There’s something a little lacking in them. I’m not sure exactly what, but for some reason, they didn’t capture my attention and get me excited the same way that the other fight scenes in previous centuries did.

And then the last thing that really kind of bugged me about this film was the new characters that are added. They’re all they’re not even one-dimensional. They’re just kind of like caricatures of other villains in movies.

And one fight scene that Bruce Lee has the character he’s supposed to go up against this villain literally just stands in an alley under one of those, like, old-style lights and Discos.

It’s like no dialogue or anything. He just gestures him over. They pretty much do that with all the villains in this film. But it hits harder for some reason, with kind of the main Barton Geddes in this movie who’s played by Scott Adkins.

 Scott Atkins, who is a fantastic martial artist, by the way. I have a lot of respect for him. Him and Michael Jai White, I think two very underrated legitimate martial artists working in Hollywood, right now.

But now besides the point, basically, Scott Atkins is supposed to be like Super racist. Super is a bigot in this film, and he’s immediately like, No, you can’t have that. We use karate, which is very confusing to me.

Because I’m pretty sure karate is Japanese. He’s just a big racist caricature, and they don’t do anything to develop him. He just goes in, says his racist speech, and, you know, gets beaten up in the end in this fight. That’s it. You can collect a paycheck. Then he hands out.

The only real upside in this film for me was obviously seeing Donnie again play IP Man. The Wing Chun fighting style is, I think, wholly unique to this film franchise, and it’s something that I don’t think I’ll ever see again for a long time.

That specific fighting style, which is a real shame. This whole franchise, I think, has introduced a whole new generation of people to martial arts films or just martial arts in general.

And it’s a bit of a bummer for it to have gone out on kind of a sour note for me, but I don’t think obviously it detracts from the first and second movies, which are by far better of the four movies.

But Yeah, as I said, it is great again to see Donnie as IP Man, but that’s pretty much the only plus that I have for this movie. He carries the whole thing on his back.

So I am going to give Ip Man 4: The Finale a B-Minus.

IP man 4 Movie Review

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IP man 4 trailer: The Final

Check out the trailer of the new action, biography, drama film Ip Man 4: The Finale (2019. 

 

 

 

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