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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.
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 ›
To be clear, Ong-Bak is not the name of the Thai Warrior. Ong-Bak is the name of the Buddha in the Thai village where Ting (Jaa), the Thai Warrior, lives. At the start of the film Ting has been taught all there is to know about the Muay Thai martial arts, after which his teacher kindly asks him never to use them to fight. But then a bad guy named Don (Wannakit Siriput), unable to swindle a local out of a cultural artifact, makes his anger known by chopping off and stealing the head of Ong-Bak. Ting is sent to fetch it back, and since he is willing to die to bring back the Buddha's head, using his Muay Thai skills is hardly going to be a problem.
When he arrives in Bangkok he finds Humlae/(Petchthai Wongkamlao), who left the simple life of the village long ago to become a petty criminal named George in the big bad city.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 on Feb. 13 2014 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
From a small Thai village the statue of the revered deity Ong Bak is vandalized ... his head is stolen. Read morePublished on July 13 2007 by Erika Borsos