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Ong Bak-thai Warrior
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The thing that really sets this movie apart from most Martial arts films is the humor. It is a very funny movie, and not in the overt Jackie Chan hamming it up way we are used to seeing in this type of movie. There are some really funny moments you just don't see in action movies. There is an evil crime boss who has to talk into a microphone because of a trachea hole. There is something really funny about an evil man cursing in a monotone electronic voice. There is a low speed chase in three wheeled motorbikes with back seats that are used as taxis. And I don't mean a couple of taxis, there are like twenty. There are some really funny parts in this movie!
This movie doesn't have the story of "Crouching Tiger" or the Artistic vision of "Hero," but it is an excellent movie with a lot of humor and is full of good characters who are pretty well developed despite not spending much time in the movie not on the action. I would recommend any fan of action movies to see this film and to see it for Tony Jaa's amazing martial art skills.
This movie is full of action and I would highly recommend it to fans of martial arts films, fans of Jackie Chan, and Jet Li. Although there is little plot line to this film I enjoyed it thoroughly. I think this is a great film and it has a fresh face(Tony Jaa) leading the charge of new and innovative action films.
After the cousin stole Ting's money and gambled it away, Ting ends up fighting goons sent by the local gangster to put fear into his cousin, essentially pay up or risk permanent injury. Ting's fighting prowess impresses his cousin who gets the idea to have him fight at a local arena against the best fighters where betting takes place. The cousin is certain he will recoup his losses ...Ting agrees on the condition afterwards his cousin will help find Ong Bak. While the story line is basic, the fighting scenes captivate and capture the viewer's attention and hold it throughout the film.
The scenes where Tony Jaa jumps over several produce carts during a chase in the city while knives are thrown at him is astonishing. Another phenomenal scene involves a huge number of three wheeled taxis which are driven by Ting's would-be captors as he fights them off while he is riding in a moving taxi.Read more ›
The story itself isn't all that complicated. Tony Jaa plays Ting, a student of the Muay Thai fighting style, who puts the fate of his small village on his own back after a thief steals the head of the local Ong-Bak statue. Already suffering, the village believes that doom will fall upon it if the sacred head is not restored. Once in Bangkok on the trail of the thief, Ting meets up with Hum Lae (Petchtai Wongkamlao), a former resident of the village who survives in the city by conning others out of their money. Despite a written plea from Hum Lae's father, the con man is almost no help at all, only warming up to Ting when he discovers the guy is an incredible fighter.Read more ›
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Classic Tony jaa flick and has really good action scenes, would also recommend the sequel to this movie as wellPublished 24 months ago by Clay
This movie alternates between boredom and mindless violence. I barely remember anything that happened in it. Pass on this one.Published on Aug. 21 2013 by Shadowrose
First of all, You must not expact good video quality. It's some kind of trash.
Maybe you can misunderstand this is DVD.
But Sound quality has so so quality. Read more
This action movie, is exactly up our alley, it is not for everyone to enjoy. For a used product it was in excellent condition. Read morePublished on Sept. 24 2011 by etoile4u
"Ong-Bak: The Thai Warrior" combines old school filmmaking techniques and really old school martial arts. The tagline for this film gleefully announces: "No stunt doubles. Read morePublished on July 31 2006 by Lawrance Bernabo