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Muay Thai Giant (2008)

Somtum (original title)
An action movie about a 7-foot-tall docile man who learns Muy Thai and then uses his new skills to help solve a case of stolen diamonds.


Nontakorn Taweesuk (as Nonthakor Thaweesuk)


Nontakorn Taweesuk (as Nonthakorn Thaweesuk)


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Credited cast:
Dan Chupong ... Lieutenant Pong
Kessarin Ektawatkul Kessarin Ektawatkul ... Papaya Vendor
Jason Fenton Jason Fenton ... Barney Emerald (voice)
Philip Hersh ... Sports Announcer (voice)
Thomas Howard Thomas Howard ... (as Tom Howard)
Sasisa Jindamanee Sasisa Jindamanee ... Dokya
Ubon Jindamanee Ubon Jindamanee ... Boxing Referee
Nathan Jones ... Barney Emerald
Padondat Kamalasaikol Padondat Kamalasaikol ... Temple Boy
Patipan Kamalasikol Patipan Kamalasikol ... Temple Boy
Nuttaka Kanrattarach Nuttaka Kanrattarach ... Bar Girl
Napassakorn Kettasangkha Napassakorn Kettasangkha ... Bar Girl
Suwat Klingkesorn Suwat Klingkesorn ... Announcer
Sompong Kraitheerangkul Sompong Kraitheerangkul ... Venerable Mong
Damian Mavis ... Private jet pilot


Gentle giant Barney Emerald is drugged and robbed while on holiday in Pattaya. He befriends two Thai sisters, one who can speak English, another who is a muay-thai kick-boxing champion, and stays with them until he can recover his passport. After eating some spicy "somtum" at their mother's restaurant, he accidentally demolishes the place. He vows to find a way to earn the money to rebuild the restaurant. Written by Niz

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Action | Comedy | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some violence | See all certifications »





English | Thai

Release Date:

29 May 2008 (Thailand) See more »

Also Known As:

Muay Thai Giant See more »


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Production Co:

Baa-Ram-Ewe See more »
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I usually don't write these things
17 November 2013 | by gundam_bravo4See all my reviews

Though, I'd say the film just powered thru based on the OngBak and related Muay Thai craze from that era and to appease the friendly dopey white Falang movie-goers. The film was barely about the main protagonist becoming a Muay Thai fighter. Maybe 10 minutes of the entire film was dedicated to the Muay Thai Giant. However, there are a couple of Muay Thai fight fight sequences in the film, but they are nothing to write home about. The plot is entirely nonsensical and is slow-moving. Around 4/5s of the movie we finally see how smugglers interact with the Muay Thai Giant and pals™. The wait was not worth the payoff. It was fairly yawn-inducing and the method of "escape" was inane.

Furthermore, I know little about postproduction, though I know enough to say that the crew that cobbled this together made many amateurish mistakes and used many amateurish gimmicks (although it may fit in the movie as a light goofy lovable falang in Thailand audience members). Seriously, the Looney Toons styled red channel filter is maddening.

The protagonist is also unlikable because he is weak and blissfully oblivious (or to certain audiences a goofy kind lug). I don't know why but I also laughed at the poor dialog they gave him especially because the beginning of the film sets a different tone of the film. I'd say it led me to believe it was going to be Ryan Gosling in Drive sort of film with all the silence. Then he opens his mouth with that goofy dialog, Australian accent, and bad acting. I had to pause and laugh for like 5 minutes. I later did it twice again at some more ridiculous dialog.

Anyway, the film is weak on too many points and dead boring so, I'd pass on it entirely unless you want a timewaster

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