• It's fairly cheap that the Ip Man films have become vehicles for nationalist Chinese propaganda, this level of otp melodramatic patriotism went out in the west in the 50s, and with good reason.

    If this film was made in the West, about a Western martial art, at best it would be mocked as comical relic of a bygone time and at worst it would be heavily criticised for supremacist overtones.

    One day, when the modern Chinese Empire is dust, I imagine people will look back on this film in the same way they do at the ludicrous pro-American propaganda of the 50s