Friday, April 12, 2019

William Bibbiani Reviews 'Master Z: The Ip Man Legacy'

The 'Ip Man' franchise carries on without its hero in 'Master Z: The Ip Man Legacy," a spin-off which follows the real-life martial arts master's antagonist from 'Ip Man 3,' instead of the title character. Cheung Tin Chi (Zhang Jin, "Pacific Rim: Uprising") has given up fighting but gets dragged into a complex crime story involving opium dealing, corrupt policemen and Hong Kong nightclubs in a kung fu action thriller co-starring Michelle Yeah, Dave Bautista and Tony Jaa.

In his review of "Master Z: The Ip Man Legacy" at The Wrap, William Bibbiani praises the film's production design and choreography but calls the film a "step down" for the series, arguing that "following the three 'Ip Man' movies with 'Master Z' is a bit like following the first three 'Rocky' movies with 'The Fast and the Furious.'"

Read: William Bibbiani Reviews 'Master Z: The Ip Man Legacy' at The Wrap

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