That's your opinion. Have you seen both versions? Once Weinstein acquired the rights to the film, they could do whatever they liked to it. So instead of having it butchered by Weinstein, WKW edited the film to make it coherent to stress the theme that Weinstein wanted. Hint: at The Academy screening there was a big sign saying Ip Man. If you ever see the 130 minute version, be sure to watch the bonus features that contain the genesis of the movie and how it evolved.