When a highly volatile case confronts the police, a young maverick cop with mystical powers is put on the case. YOSTHANA teams up with the seductive DUANGDAO, and together they must hunt ...
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When a highly volatile case confronts the police, a young maverick cop with mystical powers is put on the case. YOSTHANA teams up with the seductive DUANGDAO, and together they must hunt down and capture the brutal and deadly 'FIVE BULLETS BANDIT'. The gang is led by the fearsome, MAHESAK, who, like Yosthana is skilled in the art of sorcery and magic. Mahesak can only be defeated with The Tiger Blade, a magical and ancient sword, replete with the powers of nature, and the forces of good. Yosthana must find the Tiger Blade, and bring Mahesak to justice, before the bandits bring total chaos to the city. The stage is set for a gruesome battle between the two nemeses, but only one can survive. Written by
When Tony Jaa burst onto the scene in 2004, his motto was "no wires, no computers, no special effects." Sadly, the new Thai action films haven't tried to maintain that idiom. Newer films like DYNAMITE WARRIOR, MERCURY MAN, and this one are closer to Hollywood action flicks with lots of editing, wire work, and CGI effects. This film has a few interesting action moments but they all get ruined by those factors. The end result isn't nearly as thrilling as Jaa's work. Another thing I found funny is that the titular weapon - which is considered so important - isn't even used in the finale.
Special Agent Yosthana is on the trail of Commander Kao Yod, a political prisoner who has broken out of prison. Yod and his gang are planning something big (the audience isn't allowed to know until the last 15 minutes) and use black magic to protect themselves from bullets. To combat this, Yosthana procures the Tiger Blade, a mythical sword that can kill the seemingly impervious villains.
On a side note, this is the first film I have seen under Thailand's new censorship laws. They blur out any image of a gun being pointed toward someone's head or a cigarette in someone's mouth. You can show the gun or cigarette being raised. Hell, you can show someone get shot in the head. Just don't show the gun pointing towards the head. Very strange! It makes for an interesting scene at the end during a four way stand off where the screen is almost just one big blur.
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