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Initial D
Initial D (2005)
3 hours ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Fast & Furious wannabe.
With all this talent, and this is the result? Huge failure unless as a cashgrab possibly.

The Hidden Fortress (kakushi-toride No San-akunin)
3 hours ago via Rotten Tomatoes

it's good just as I would've thought. There are moments when I'm like..."how can this be that old - that technique i didn't think existed that long ago." which is what a Kurosawa movie is always like.

It's kind of a straight forward action type picture but when it eventually gets rolling, you really are invested in it.

Ip Man
Ip Man (2010)
4 hours ago via Rotten Tomatoes

I give it a begrudging 5/5 -- I think a low 4.75 is more appropriate. This series insinuates that it's a little more biopic than it actually is, but it's a great action picture - the kind that seemed to be retired with the timeless epic Fearless which was Jet Li's chosen final martial arts picture.

With Jet Li "retired" from the genre, Donnie assures his rightful place as this generation's kung fu hero in Jet's absence. (even though Donnie Yen has been making movies nearly as long as Jet and they battled each other on-screen as far back as 1992)

Ip Man 2: Legend of the Grandmaster
4 hours ago via Rotten Tomatoes

I can see why the chinese, especially Hongkies would like this more than the original but I didn't. This is a high 4.5 while the first is a weak 5.0. This one certainly has less depressing stuff happening, and it has a good variety of everything you could want, but I can't live with rating it the same as Fearless which is a similar plot but on a whole different untouchable plane from this movie.

A few things ring false here and are even cheesy, but it's still one of the strongest kung fu movies of the decade, even century so far.