Yeah, I really liked Ip Man. I thought about naming it, but didn’t because of said wire work. I’m looking forward to watching the sequel.
I watched Ong Bak 2 and 3 over the weekend:
2 was pretty cool. I didn’t realize it wouldn’t follow the same character from the first movie, but that didn’t bother me–I liked that it was set before modern times. The fight scenes looked good, especially his test fights against the masters. The elephant scenes were a little corny, but original and fun. Also, his battle against the big baddies near the end was awesome.
3 was kind of a mess. It picks up where 2 leaves off, but they really ramped up the mystical/magical aspects that were just a small part of 2. I’m still not really sure what was going on with the crow and the king. And it was pretty dark and dreary, not really much fun to watch. There seemed to be a lot less fighting and more time spent on the main character brooding and fighting his inner demons.