Choking with laughter as I read all the other reviews here on this flick I wondered, gee, were we watching the same movie? Had I traveled to an alternate dimension? Come on now. If you're a guy between 18 and 34, you'll enjoy the booty shaking, brawls and bikinis - but there's not all that much of these scenes. However, "The Bangkok Bad Guys" have some fine cutlery. As far as the martial arts, no way is Bokeem as good as he wants to be, Rick certainly fulfilling that part nicely, and Dania? I just wanted to reach into the screen and smack her a couple of times - figuratively speaking, of course. I kept wondering, is it her or her character that felt like someone scratching fingernails on a blackboard...I wasn't impressed. No specific reasons - she didn't act well in this film, the voice over for her oh-so-fake concert was off track, her character actually made me angry a couple of times with the complaining, she's an acceptable singer - not a great one, and did I mention she was actorically challenged? (Yes I made that phrase up) Many scenes had clothing as the main character - for instance, Dania's undies had a great loooong shot, during a chase scene Bokeem's jacket would be around Dania's shoulders, then not, then back again, him finally removing it and re-placing it once more at a Buddhist temple. Yep, two professional assassins and a whining female stop to stroll leisurely through a temple. A big one. And the bad guys still lurking aren't considered, but Bokeem putting his jacket around Dania's shoulders again was. That jacket should have had a mention as a cast member. Oh well. Now the main bad guy, the one who was responsible for Rick and Bokeem's pseudo brotherhood? His acting? Oh, dear. His beard was a fairly good one though. Plus, I'm not going to even mention the actor's name who played Rick and Bokeem's father image - he's been in some fair to good movies in his time, even though he resembles Huggy Bear in the beginning of this movie. Maybe if I don't mention him, he'll not have been in this flick. Wow. I'm actually hoping I traveled to some other dimension and the reviews I read complimenting this flick so highly are from another place and time.
I'll watch an old Chuck Norris flick from the 70's, turn off the sound, put on a current CD, and get a better movie experience than this. All I kept doing was checking to see HOW much LONGER it was GOING to TAKE before it was OVER. And please, when reading this, bear in mind I really love martial arts movies - and martial arts, for that matter. I was disappointed in this, though again, Rick was excellent in a couple of fight scenes. Rick led the pack as far as acting quality, and that meant someone with a can of hairspray, off camera, spritzing his eyes in order to make it look as though he was on the verge of crying.
I bet I get cyber-throttled for this review - but it's my take, not everyone's. I always welcome other opinions. Not that my mind would be changed...I'd still recommend this; hey, wait for this one to hit the cable, folks. Be well - everyone.