Latest weekly Insing column is "mrbrown and the Iron Men"
My friends are gloating over the fact that they have seen Ip Man 2, the sequel to the movie about kung fu master, Mr Ip Man (what do you call him? Mr Ip or Mr Man?).
I was busy watching Iron Man 2, the other sequel about a man in a metal suit.
In the first Ip Man, our hero, whom many know as the master who taught Bruce Lee, fought a Japanese opponent. This, of course, made the audiences in China thrilled because many are still angry at the Japanese for WWII.
In the sequel, Ip Man fights a Western boxer. I don't know what the Westerner did to make Ip Man and the Chinese population mad at him beyond being a white guy who can fight well, but it sure made the audience happy to root for our hero once again.
So Ip Man has fought a Japanese soldier in Part 1, an ang moh in Part 2 but who has he left to fight in Ip Man 3? An ang moh born in Japan? What other powers will score with a Chinese audience?
I suggest moving the Ip Man franchise into the crossover world. Just like we had Alien and Predator, then Alien vs Predator (AVP), we can do Iron Man vs Ip Man. Millionaire in Iron Suit fights Kung Fu Man with Iron Fists! (cont'd)