Sunday, November 6, 2011

Phil sees IP MAN ZERO at the Camera 12 Downtown San Jose-November 4, 2011

Hello everybody and welcome back to Phil's Film Adventures! After my month long dedication to horror films last month, I really needed to get caught up on what was playing in theaters. So, of course, I went on a massive movie binge! So for Friday night, I went to the Camera 12 in Downtown San Jose and saw three great films. The first film I saw was an amazing martial arts film entitled IP MAN ZERO!

Theatrical Movie Poster (2011)
The film tells the story of the early years of the "revolutionary grandmaster" who trained the legendary Bruce Lee, Ip Man (portrayed by Yu-Hang To). From his first day of training in the ancient art of Wing Chun with his adopted brother Ip Tin-Chi (Siu-Wong Fan) and their childhood friend Lee- Mei Chun (Rose Chan) from their master Chan Wah-Shun to traveling to Hong Kong to continue his studies. There he meets his deceased master's senior Leung Bik (Ip Man's real life son Ip Chun) an alternative style of Wing Chun, which doesn't sit well with his new master Ng Chung-Sok. However, when politics and corruption threaten to destroy their lives, Ip Man must battle his step order to restore justice and balance to their world.

This was based on the true story of Ip Man, and the film (the third of the series) is the prequel to the previous releases. Director Herman Yau (2006's ON THE EDGE and 2008's TRUE WOMEN FOR SALE) does a great job of keeping the film well paced, focusing on character development when called for, and showing some amazing kung-fu action! Actor Yu-Hang To (also known as Dennis To) is unbelievably fast and just incredible to watch! Great story and great kung-fu equals on kick ass martial arts film!!

IP MAN ZERO is this fall's best action packed, kung-fu movie that fans of the series will love to see, while attracting new fans to the series! Defiantly a movie you should all see!!

IP MAN ZERO is playing in limited release in select theaters, including the Camera Cinemas here in San Jose. However it is ending this coming Thursday, November 10th. To view showtimes, visit their website at

Thanks for reading, and enjoy the show!

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