The Finale trailer teases the end of Donnie Yen’s martial arts saga
WellGo United States released the official US trailer for Ip Man 4: The Finale featuring Donnie Yen. The film series is a highly idealized and fictionalized account of the story of the man who taught Bruce Lee Martial Arts. Ip-Man became a Chinese folk legend because of this and other films about him.
The form of martial arts wing chun might have died out if Ip Man had not moved to Hong Kong and opened a dojo in the 1950s. Bruce Lee used Wing Chun as one of the bases for Jeet Kun Dothe form of martial arts he developed on his own.
Donnie Yen and the filmmakers say this will be the last film in this series. In real life, Ip Man would have been old and frail in the late 1960s and early 1970s. The final seems to settle. It’s a “print the legend” approach where the timeless and ever-dynamic Donnie Yen plays the grand master.
This is a Chinese superhero saga
And Bruce Lee finally appears in the story. That was the unspoken promise the show made before becoming a franchise. British martial artist and action star Scott Adkins also appears in the film as a racist fighter. The series continues its ongoing theme of Chinese pride battling white racism, which Bruce Lee’s own films have often continued as well. Martial Arts Master and Director Yuen Wo Ping choreographs the action.
It is remarkable that the series managed to have three sequels with the same star, producers and directors over 11 years. The first film came out in 2008 and no one thought it would make it to a fourth.
WellGo USA has also released an official synopsis of the film:
“Ip Man’s life remains unchanged after the death of his wife, but he and his son are slowly separating. To seek a better future for his son, Ip Man decides to travel to the United States to find that the stable life and Peaceful Abroad Is Only Skin Beneath is deep-rooted racial discrimination that is much worse than he expected Ip Man reconsiders his position and reflects on why he started martial arts in the beginning.
Ip Man 4: The Finale opens in select theaters in the United States on December 25and.