"Daughter of Darkness" is one of the better Category III films I have seen thanks to the acting, but it is a typical example of its ilk. You have to contend with drowning in a pool of sleaze, while enduring its bizarre mating of rape and comedy.
Unfortunately, while "Ip Man: The Final Fight" does give us a more human incarnation of the titular character, he's lost underneath a sea of supporting characters and subplots. The movie does boast some of the coolest production values and fight scenes that the trend has ever delivered, but its scatterbrained narrative is so frustrating!
Is it corny? Definitely. Is it stupid? Sometimes. Is it original? Not really, think “Spy Kids”, but with kung fu. It's heavy handed in its attempts at drama, but is sort of shallow. Yet there is a charm about the feature, a sweetness that is very heartwarming. It also provided some of the best on-screen fight scenes ever done by people who aren't real martial artists.
In some markets it's actually known as "Ip Man 3: The Legend is Born". Yet it is also a fairly well made film that opts to do its own thing. "The Legend is Born: Ip Man" almost feels like an authentic prequel. But don't get your hopes up either because while "Ip Man" and "Ip Man 2" are genre classics, this movie forgot to have a strong script along with the action. Actually, I think it just forgot to have a script in general...