Booting lives in a small and peaceful village. One day a sacred Buddha statuette called Ong Bak is stolen from the village by an immoral businessman. It soon becomes the task of a voluntary young man, Boonting (Phanom Yeeram), to track down the thief in Bangkok and reclaim the religious treasure. Along the way, Boonting uses his astonishing athleticism and traditional Muay Thai skills to combat his adversaries.Written by
More than Luc Besson, the crew also seems to like Steven Spielberg. During the alley chase, right after Tony Jaa has performed some break-dance-looking moves on a table, he jumps off and runs away, while the text "Hi Spielberg, let do it together" can be read on the wall in the background. See more »
During the cave fight with the thugs dressed in black, just after Ting hits the thug wearing the sleeveless shirt and head cap, during the slowdown scene to take out the thug you can see the thug's padding underneath his shirt. See more »
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Tony Jaa is good but........
Ong-Bak was a great beat-em-up flick, probably the most realistic-looking fighting sequences I've ever seen. And the fact that there are no special effects involved earn this movie and Tony Jaa more respect from me. Tony Jaa is definitely more acrobatic than Jackie, but if you look back at some of Jackie's films and then watch Ong-Bak, I don't think he's as GUTSY as Jackie but hey, he's only made 1 film so I may be wrong. And he's a good martial artist but if you really look at some of Jet Li's films and then look at Ong-Bak and pay attention to his hand to hand combat, you'll see that he's actually not as advanced or nearly as OUICK as Jet in actual martial arts skills and hand-2-hand combat. There's a difference in being the next big martial arts star and being the next Jet Li or Jackie Chan. Anyway most people are just saying that cuz he's new and can jump high and do a bunch of flips. So don't label him as the next anybody. Just say "There's Jet Li, Jackie Chan, and Tony Jaa."
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