Directed by Wilson Yip
Produced by Raymond Wong
Written by Edmond Wong, Chan Tai-lee, Jil Leung
Starring Donnie Yen, Zhang Jin, Lynn Hung, Patrick Tam, Karena Ng, Kent Cheng, Bryan Leung, Louis Cheung, Danny Chan, Babyjohn Choi, Mike Tyson
Music by Kenji Kawai
Budget US$36 million
Strong growth in the Chinese film market in recent years has forced Asian businessmen remember about the projects that came out at the beginning of this growth, have gained millions of fans, but not mastered hundreds of millions of dollars. One such project was the “Ip Man”.
The film “Ip Man 3” has already collected in China more than 110 million dollars with a budget of 36 million. On the picture, by the way, it is connected powerful enough scandal in China. Production studios accused of fraud, are allowed to show the film in cinemas better than they actually were. This is a fairly common phenomenon in present-day China. Distributors, in order to demonstrate a strong interest in his film, buying tickets in theaters, which is why the final result is much better than expected. As a result, there is advertising on television, the Chinese tell us how enthusiastic the audience was breaking in cinemas, trampling the slowest growing stocks studio, important people consider profits and so on.
It has been argued that the production company bought up all the tickets in certain cinemas, and that allowed the “Ip Man 3” to give strong weekends. When this became known, buying theater gunman stopped and immediately collapsed by 82%. No sanctions, however, was not followed. Asian business.
“Ip Man 3” – a complete disappointment. This does not mean that watching the movie may end in some kind of physical injuries, but the level of quality, even a relatively weak second film, very, very modest.
Just as in the first film, the plot in the film double. He’s kind of like, intertwined, but it could not be done properly. Thanks to this move after the middle of the film there is a final history with bullies Mike Tyson, followed by a repeat-repeat brash about kung fu teacher, who thinks he can beat with a turn more successful Ip Man.
But, as already mentioned, the first film was built on the same principle: first, Donnie Yen beat farmers and other low-level teachers in his village, and after the middle of the tape switched to Japanese, that against the background of the legendary wizard looked miserable extras, therefore disgraced immediately fled from China.
In the third part is very bad with the production of matches. Some of them are frankly mediocre, and the second part – the most common, which excludes any originality. Along the way, merged and publicized the appearance of Bruce Lee, all that we have learned – he knows how to dance, and another fierce opponent of smoking. Since Bruce Lee’s creators was not enough, I went after him and Mike Tyson, who in the film all of a principle almost a villain. Himself fight with him could be a decoration of the film, but apparently due to the intricacies of the contract, beat him Ip Man could not friendship, and won.
So how out of touch with the shore teacher from the second half of the film is also a villain is very controversial, because of his love for the principles and honor to beat him until he lost the pulse Ip just could not. Consequently, the villains in “Ip Man 3” simply does not. In the best case for it six of Mike Tyson that danger to anyone and is not eliminated from the scene before the equator.
Ip Man 3 Final verdict
As a result, the poor excuse of a powerful first film. Fights in the third obviously put some bored citizen. Naturally, Donnie Yen is not getting younger, and as fast as a decade ago, a move already, probably not. However, today’s technologies have been quite capable to correct this misunderstanding. Either no one wanted, or authors of the film was too lazy to bother, because the Chinese audience is not particularly fussy.