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Raging Phoenix (2009)

Deu suay doo (original title)
A violent gang is abducting and killing women around Thailand. Sanim and his friends, having had loved ones abducted, have joined together to break the gang of kidnappers. In a botched ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Deu (as Yanin Vismistananda)
Kazu Patrick Tang ...
Sanim (as Patrick Tang)
Nui Saendaeng ...
Sompong Leartvimolkasame ...
Boonprasert Salangam ...
Roongtawan Jindasing ...
Jaguar London
Jaguar Tokyo (as Marc Nghi Hoang)
David Bueno ...
Jaguar Bombay
Saroch Ruampaothai ...
Pai (as Sarocha Ruampaothai)
Klongkrit Klaydang ...
Pramote Keawchan ...
Pongoanai Naiyananont ...
Pakpoom Permpone ...
Tulaya Huntra ...
Aino Takeshita ...
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A violent gang is abducting and killing women around Thailand. Sanim and his friends, having had loved ones abducted, have joined together to break the gang of kidnappers. In a botched kidnap attempt, Deu is saved by Sanim's crew. After learning their unique martial arts style, Deu helps lure the gang into an epic battle to save the women across Thailand. Written by Anonymous

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She's back...with a vengeance.


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Rated R for pervasive violent content and some alcohol abuse | See all certifications »

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12 August 2009 (Thailand)  »

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2.35 : 1
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The fighting style is called Meyraiyuth, which is actually a fictional drunken style of B-boying infused Muay Thai which strongly resembles Capoeira. See more »

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Drunk and disorderly.
15 April 2011 | by (Hampshire, England) – See all my reviews

Thai sensation JeeJa Yanin burst onto the martial arts movie scene in 2008 with Chocolate, wowing fight fans worldwide with her amazing performance as adorable but bad-ass autistic girl Zen (and earning her the title of 'the female Tony Jaa' in the process). Expectations were naturally high for her next film Raging Phoenix, but although Yanin once again displays incredible agility, skill, and speed, the film as a whole must be considered something of a disappointment, lacking the simplicity, charm, originality, and raw power of its predecessor.

The script flits brazenly from one nonsensical scene to the next and is irritatingly indifferent to its main gimmick, the drunken fighting style of Meyraiyuth, so carefully developed in the first half of the film yet completely ignored in the second; almost as brash are the fight scenes that vary wildly in style from bone-crunching realism to comic-book excess (with naff wire-work employed for 'cool' gravity defying moves), most of which are so highly choreographed that they are more like immaculate dance routines than amazing displays of martial arts prowess (impressive to watch, certainly, but hardly adrenaline pumping). Meanwhile, Yanin desperately struggles to create another endearing character in Deu, but thanks to far too many embarrassingly over-melodramatic moments, her street urchin with attitude comes across as more pathetic than sympathetic.

Throughout the film, there are plenty of scenes that display promise, but all ultimately fail to deliver the levels of genius that have made recent Muay Thai movies like Ong-Bak, Warrior King and Chocolate so memorable; the fact that this potential for awesomeness is so frequently and readily wasted makes Raging Phoenix an all the more frustrating experience.

An unsatisfying 5.5 out of 10, generously rounded up to 6 for IMDb.

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