The Grandmaster (2013)

grandmasterThe Grandmaster (2013)

Directed by: Kar Wai Wong

Starring: Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Ziyi Zhang, Jin Zhang

two-stars

This film is advertised as the life story of Ip Man, the guy who trained Bruce Lee. That is literally the entire synopsis on IMDb, and it may or may not be true, but there is definitely nothing about Bruce Lee in this movie, don’t be fooled. As it is, if it’s a life story of this guy, he led a very dramatic and action-packed life involving the kinds of things you basically only see in movies. Or maybe it’s just a kung fu movie in the style of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon or Hero. Probably that one.

An experienced martial arts master rejects a hot-headed young man for training, and he vows revenge. He eventually gets powerful and strong and leads an opposing faction to try and take over the kung fu training game in town, I guess. So Ip Man and his wife have to punch a bunch of guys and keep the good guys in charge, etc.

I was a little disappointed that the action was more of the “wire-fu” kind of thing, but it’s kinda obvious since that’s the popular style to go along with a serious dramatic story like this. Basically I got conned with the whole Bruce Lee mention, which is pretty sad since they’ve been pulling that shit with every kung fu movie to come out since the guy died. I’m dumb.

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