The Grandmaster

September 9, 2013



I saw this in a way maybe others wouldn't. It was definitely a love letter to kung fu, and though the story telling was a bit choppy, the movie opened with the most epic rain-filled kung fu showdown i've ever seen, and then played on with a wonderful contemplation on kung fu, its significance, and the role it played in this 30s-50s era. I give it 3 1/2 out of 5 stars. Only because the negative points to me is were it didn't focus on IpMan entirely, and also there were hardly any wide angles and many segway scenes that just used up film time that could have been used for something else.

Regardless, the film itself, is a new, and very interesting 'poetic' kung fu movie and one to be seen if you enjoy chinese/ kung fu/ especially older-era style kung fu films. I mean come on, whens the last time a kung fu film got released in major theatres in the US, crouching tiger? flying dagger? at least this one has IpMan in it!

My final word is 'It is worth one watch to see the film. It will surprise you, it will excite you, occassionaly it will mesmerize you and at moments it will bore or confuse you. But its worth one watch. Is it worth more than that? No... its not that charming. Watch IpMan and Ipman2 for fantastic, charming and highly entertaining stories centered around the legenedary grandmaster himself'.

3.5 out of 5


The 'Review' section features articles that reviews movies, animation, games and other influences on EWG's work on a daily basis. In this case, KungFu movies are a huge influence.

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