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Ong-bak 2 (2008)

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A young Thai boxer learns the skills and inner meaning of martial arts.

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Cast

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Sarunyu Wongkrachang ...
Rajasena Lord (as Sarunyu Wongkrajang)
Sorapong Chatree ...
Primorata Dejudom ...
Pim (as Primrata Det-Udom)
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Master Bua (as Nirut Sirijunya)
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Mhen (as Phetthai Wongkhamlao)
Santisuk Promsiri ...
Nobleman Siha Decho (as Santisuk Phromsiri)
Patthama Panthong ...
Lady Plai (as Pattama Panthong)
Supakorn Kitsuwon ...
Master Armer (as Suppakorn Kitsuwan)
Natdanai Kongthong ...
Young Tien (as Natdhanai Kongthong)
Prarinya Karmkeaw ...
Jaran Ngamdee ...
(as Jarun Ngamdee)
Watchachai Phumiree
Akaradeth Rodwinit
Cheewin Adchariyachai
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In 1431, the Kingdom of Ayutthayan conquers the territory of Sukhothai expanding their lands to the East. The noble Lord Siha Decho is betrayed by his Captain, Rajasena, and is murdered together with his wife. However their son Tien is saved by one loyal soldier and left alone in the woods... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Taglines:

Warrior. Conqueror. Legend.

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Rated R for sequences of violence | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

4 December 2008 (Thailand)  »

Also Known As:

Ong Bak 2  »

Box Office

Budget:

THB 300,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$26,564 (USA) (23 October 2009)

Gross:

$102,055 (USA) (25 December 2009)
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The Cambodia scenes has been cut out from the original version due to recent clashes between Cambodian and Thailand over the Preah Vihear temple. See more »

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Chernang: [Repeated line] Your life depends on you.
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Follows Ong-bak (2003) See more »

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Delivers the goods.
9 April 2009 | by (Mexico) – See all my reviews

Tony Jaa is back in his first directorial effort (co-directing to be more specific) and the man delivers everything you would expect from a solid martial arts flick, and then some more.

The spiritual sequel to Ong Bak is quite an ambitious film, showing a wide diversity of fighting styles, using ancient thai history as the background. Jaa has certainly done his homework, because the movie has a strong old school HK vibe, but with a crude and gritty look. The plot is pretty much your standard martial arts/shaw bros 101 premise: hero takes revenge of his fallen comrades/family and so on, he begins as a weak victim to transform into a kick-ass machine. Nothing that any respectable MA movie aficionado haven't seen before, but the movie does it right and believable enough to engage the viewer. Not a complex story, but the motivations of the characters are convincing enough to move things on.

The fight sequences are effective, never repetitive and quite intense. I mean, if you can't enjoy a movie that has everything from crocodile fights to ninjas, samurais, elephants, people fighting like crows and leopards, a guy that throws daggers and another guy that uses explosives then you might want to report back to mother ship, because the goods of this planet are just too much for you. The abrupt ending, while anti-climatic, doesn't kill the mood of the film.

Far better from what anyone could expect, no idea why this go trashed by some people. Is no classic but it's a perfectly decent time waster. Which is more from what it can be say about other movies stuffing multiplexes these days.


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