‘Ip Man 3’
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The latest film in the action series has Ip Man (Donnie Yen) pulled into a battle between a local school and a crooked property developer (Mike Tyson). There are two elements of a martial arts movie necessary for it to be entertaining: strong fight scenes and an engaging star. Thanks largely to Yen, “Ip Man 3” has both.
Yen has already shown – in two previous films in the series, based on the true story of the Wing Chun Kung Fu master who mentored Bruce Lee – that the quiet power he brings to the role makes him engaging. Unlike Jackie Chan, who uses comedy and some martial arts gimmickry to make his films so popular, Yen is a peaceful presence on screen.
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