The Ip Man Tetralogy is a series of Hong Kong biographical martial arts films starting with Ip Man in 2008 and followed by three sequels – Ip Man 2 (2010) and Ip Man 3 (2015) and Ip Man 4 (2019). All four films are directed by Wilson Yip, written by Edmond Wong, produced by Raymond Wong and star Donnie Yen. Mandarin Films released the first two films in Hong Kong, which earned more than $37 million with a budget of around $24.6 million. The films are based on the life events of the Wing Chun master of the same name. Donnie Yen has mentioned each film has a unique theme, that the first Ip Man film was about "Survival", Ip Man 2 focuses on "Making a Living and Adaptation", while Ip Man 3 focuses on "Life" itself.
Power of the Verse
The Ip Man Tetralogy is a decently powered verse compared to other grounded Kung Fu movie verses. Most characters sit comfortably in Street level, while Ip Man and those of similar power are at least well into Street level+. As for speed and strength, most prevalent characters are Peak Human.
- Carving through granite (Scales to Ip Man, Cheung Tin Chi and Frank)
- Destroying a portion of a table (Scales to Jin Shan Zhao and early Ip Man rivals and enemies)
- Cheung Tin Chi cracks a table (Scales to Ip Man 3 mid tier characters)
- Ip Man hyakuretsuken (Scales to speed of Ip Man and anyone comparable to him)
- A karate champion chopped a large piece of concrete brick (Scales to Ip Man 4 mid tier characters)
Protagonists and Supporting Characters
- Hung Chun-nam
- Cheung Tin Chi