I don’t watch as many fighting movies as I’d like so when I got the chance to review Warrior King 2 I was at first happy. I’m a Tony Jaa fan, especially because of Ong-Bak so when I watched this I had that movie in my mind as where the bar would be set. Maybe that was unfair or not, but Warrior King 2 is a movie that has the best of intentions, but struggles to see them through.
When Kham’s (Tony Jaa) elephant is stolen he goes on the hunt for the kidnappers, soon finding himself the number one suspect in the death of the man he believes to be to blame. With not only the police on his trail but also
Starring: Tony Jaa, RZA, Petchtai Wongkamlao, Jeeja Yanin, Marrese Crump, Rhatha Phongam.
Running Time: 104 minutes
Returning to the role of Kham, Tony Jaa once again finds himself having to save his elephant. The fact that this second Warrior King film relies on the same story, which although ridiculously cute is still ridiculous, certainly means that the film absolutely has to make up for it with exciting action sequences, it does this to a degree, but there’s a reason that Warrior King 2 is mostly hated by fans.
Tony Jaa arrived on the scene with Ong-bak, a film that prided itself on a complete lack of CG, green screen, and false wire work. Jaa’s career blossomed in a time where we began to become jaded by such gimmicks, and so at a time of The Expendables 3 and superhero features it would be great to
Warrington Hudlin is a renowned Director/Producer and Martial Artist, last year he was on the panel at the Urban Action Showcase and could be back in November to help out once again. Warrington presents a monthly Martial Arts Action film screenings, usually followed by a Q&A with the Stars in NYC called Fist and Sword Martial Arts Films at the Museum of the Moving Image, where he is the Trustee and Curator.
Warrington Hudlin has also built up online communities and online media to show how disruptive power of the internet can be and show a new way of creative freedom. He has been a powerful figure in the Black film movement and has been involved in the business for over 3 decades. He continues his fantastic work and to spread his message to the world and with Fist And
Written by Eakisit Thairaat
Directed by Prachya Pinkaew
Thai martial-arts star Tony Jaa started the current renaissance in South Asian action cinema alongside director Prachya Pinkaew with the 2003 film Ong-Bak, but eleven years on, the warts in their style are starting to show. None of Jaa’s subsequent films has had a comprehensible plot, and Pinkaew’s later attempts to employ computer-generated effects have not matched the down-and-dirty practical stunts in Ong-Bak. Jaa’s latest, The Protector 2,has those same problems, but it also understands the elemental appeal of a balletic fight scene.
The first Protector film (also known by the title of its uncut international version, Tom Yum Goong) had Jaa playing a rural Thai elephant tender, assaulting everyone in Sydney to find one of his kidnapped charges. The best plot summary that one can provide for The Protector 2 is, “the same elephant gets taken again.
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The Protector 2 comes to theaters May 2nd, 2014 and stars Tony Jaa, Marrese Crump, JeeJa Yanin, Vince Makiling, Ujal Thapa, Eddie Ruiz,
Boss Suchart is the influential owner of a major elephant camp. When he was murdered in his own home – the killer delivered three fatal blows on his body – all evidence points to Kham (Tony Jaa), who was present at the crime scene and was seen with the victim the moment before he died. Kham is forced to run as the police launch a pursuit. Meanwhile, the twin nieces of Boss Suchart (Jija Yanin Wismitanan and Teerada Kittisiriprasert) are out for revenge. But luck
I really like Tony Jaa. I'm a martial artist and being a movie buff, I love to watch some ass-kicking films. Before The Raid, Tony Jaa and his films were the king of crazy fight scenes. Based off of this trailer (released via iTunes) it looks like he wants to remind people of that. I just hope this sequel turns out better than the Ong Bak follow-ups:
Boss Suchart is the influential owner of a major elephant camp. When he was murdered
The film follows Boss Suchart, the owner of an elephant camp. When he is murdered, all evidence points to Kham (Tony Jaa), who was seen with the victim before he died. Kham is forced to run as the police launch a pursuit. Meanwhile, the twin nieces of Boss Suchart (Jija Yanin Wismitanan and Teerada Kittisiriprasert) are out for revenge. But luck is on Kham’s side when he runs into Sergeant Mark (Mum Jokmok), an agent sent to Thailand on a secret mission. In another twist, Kham is drawn into an underground fighting ring run by Lc (RZA), a crime lord who’s obsessed with collecting top-class martial artists. Lc’s fighters are branded by numbers,
Boss Suchart is the owner of an elephant camp. When he is murdered, all evidence points to Kham (Tony Jaa), who was seen with the victim before he died. Kham is forced to run as the police launch a pursuit. Meanwhile, the twin nieces of Boss Suchart (JeeJa Yanin and Teerada Kittisiriprasert) are out for revenge. But luck is on Kham's side when he runs into Sergeant Mark (Mum Jokmok
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