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Plot: 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... Runtime: 98 min Release Date: 04 Dec 2008
With a storyline reminiscent of Japanese video games and Samurai classics, it is nice to see this genre back on the big screens. The action sequences muscle out the storyline a bit, but they remain quite spectacular to watch. Tony Jaa clearly left a piece of his soul on the celluloid for the next generation to remember him by. The scenes are beautifully framed, full of color and contrast. All I felt that was missing was a control pad between my fingers and the freedom to take the character around the village to search for hidden treasure. If the movie leaves you scratching your head a little <more>
at the end, you are not alone. However I suspect that it implies that a sequel is in the works and I am in favor for that. It is great seeing the epic martial art films back on the big screen, with a devoted cast ensuring the audience that they will get their money's worth. It is the best film in this genre that I have seen in a good long while.
As a martial artist and a movie goer I must say this film is a martial arts EPIC! There is not a cheesy aspect in this movie martial arts movie . Tony Jaa proves to be a great artist. He is not only the most accomplished martial artist, that graced the screen, since Bruce Lee, but a very good director as well.What can I say about this movie? Choreography? Martial Arts Styles? Realism? Skills and acrobatics? Camera angles that allow you to actually observe the moves? Good story line? It has it all!I cannot describe it! It certainly is not a family movie, but one of the best action movies ever <more>
produced and certainly, and this is just my humble opinion, the greatest martial arts movie ever.Amazing, simply amazing!
Extremely Authentic and Superbly Entertaining (by ebossert)
As much as I enjoyed the original "Ong Bak" 2003 , there were moments that felt like it was attempting to mimic big-budget action movies from other parts of the world e.g., the motorbike chase, which was kinda lame . The script was also a bit bland in places. Still a great action flick, but it left some room for improvement.Enter "Ong Bak 2", which improves upon its predecessor in every conceivable way. The most obvious enhancements are the cinematography and set designs, which are phenomenal. The highlight sequence in this regard must be the night time dance, which <more>
emphasizes golden architecture and beautiful clothing that reminds one of the striking visuals that are showcased in Zhang Yimou's films. All is not so clean, however, because the environments add a significant amount of authenticity with an unending assault of gritty, dirty, primal village imagery amidst the forests of Thailand. One simply cannot overstate the spectacular images presented herein, and many reviewers seem to have undervalued the amazing cultural contributions that "Ong Bak 2" has to offer, because non-Thai viewers will be transported to an unfamiliar world that not only exhibits rough geographical locations, but an equally rough and incredibly diverse band of bizarre, threatening characters that are attention-grabbing for virtually every second they're on screen e.g., the white-haired mystic, the pirates, the dark-skinned wrestler, the crow man, etc. . When all is said and done, this film genuinely captures Thai culture from start to finish, with no pandering to foreign influence outside of some martial arts styles.And that, my dear friends, is the crux of why "Ong Bak 2" so very easily surpasses its predecessor. Many of the non-action scenes are riveting and interesting to watch, which is something one cannot say about "Ong Bak" or even the brilliant "Tom Yum Goong" for that matter which successfully used an absurd quantity of superbly executed action sequences to overpower any and all deficiencies that nest in-between the beatings . This is not to say that the script of "Ong Bak 2" is far better than Jaa's previous movies, because the conclusion is in desperate need for a direct sequel that wraps up the fates of the surviving antagonists as well as the lead protagonist. Nevertheless, the visuals, character interactions, and primary conflicts provide constant entertainment on a minute by minute basis. This movie doesn't even need action to sustain interest, and if that's not a glaring sign that Tony Jaa has already surpassed Bruce Lee as a cinematic entertainer, then nothing is.It is somewhat surprising to read some of the negative reviews that bash the storyline to bits without resorting to any specific observations whatsoever. It might be useful to provide some details as to why you think the story is so atrociously bad, because I can't see all that much to complain about other than the imperfect ending. While true that "Ong Bak 2" is more concerned with portraying character interaction than a traditional storyline, the events depicted are coherent. Either way, there are a ton of memorable scenes. Take the opening segments in the alligator pit, where the pirate throws the young protagonist a knife to see if he can survive on his own instead of the pirate simply saving him . It's a great scene that adequately establishes a mutual respect between the characters as well as the raw potential of the lead protagonist.I can't believe I've written this much without delving into the martial arts choreography, which is excellent. Is it as good as "Tom Yum Goong" in terms of quantity and precise movements? Probably not - but then again, "Tom Yum Goong" is virtually impossible to top in that regard. However, "Ong Bak 2" does provide an impressive assortment of styles that are seamlessly integrated into the action. Jaa's character doesn't randomly switch between attack styles like some other reviewers have erroneously asserted. On the contrary, his transition from one fighting technique to the next is triggered by the availability of particular weapons as well as the attack strategies of his opponents. For example, if you ever find yourself near a three-sectioned staff while fighting a number of enemies, it might make sense to use it to your advantage.It's really nice to see that Jaa so capably expands into new realms and implements modifications to his strengths as a physical performer to yield refreshing, non-repetitive movies that are easily distinguishable from one another. I'll take this guy's movies over a lot of the big budget garbage currently coming out of China those historical epics are just awful , and I hope that he continues to make Thai films exclusively in the near future. Although I do admit that a project with a capable Hong Kong co-star like Wu Jing or Donnie Yen would definitely get my blood pumping.
Can't wait until this is on Blu-Ray.In this great sequel Tony Jaa uses so many weapons, gets in a lot of fights for the cause, is trained as he grows up! This is very unlike the first, where he mostly used Fists, Elbows, Knees, Head If Tony Jaa can be considered 'slow' in this movie I would think it would be in the interest of capturing his motions better on film. Just as Bruce Lee could move so much faster but had to slow down to show us just what he was doing! Also there are times when his is being trained in the movie and it is a test, that is why he his movements are more <more>
abrupt.Some people who may be bored or easily distracted might think the plot is weak. This is not so if you pay attention. Others might think that listening to the Thai language it annoying and so on. I disagree, it is a very unique sounding language and I tend to watch it with English Subtitles, although I'm sure you can just change the Audio to English or some other language which suits you better.This is a highly anticipated sequel to an AMAZING movie. But don't expect the plot to mesh or be in any way similar to the 1st.SEE ALSO: ONG BAK The Thai Warrior. One of the coolest films, be it the opening sequence or many fight scenes later in the movie...If this seems strange it's because I was trying not to spoil anything.P.S. Best movie in a while.
Seeing reviews online, I was slightly dissuaded by comments that this movie lacked any sort of plot, and that this detracted from the movie, even though the action was pretty good. Stupidly, I waited, wondering if my high hopes might be dashed after the excellence of Ong Bak and Tom Yum Goong. I should NOT have waited. This movie is different to the previous two, yes, but only in good ways.Let me suggest what elements the kung fu movie must generally have to be successful. First, a hero, with awesome fighting skills. Second, a bad guy, with either a awesome fighting skills or b lots of <more>
henchmen with awesome fighting skills. Third, something for them to fight over be it a girl, a murder, theft, oppression... . An optional, but usually fun, fourth element is a training sequence where the protagonist learns all about kung fu sometimes, in fact, this may be the basis for the movie, as in "36 Chambers of Shaolin", but we'll ignore that .The last element, which comes from incorporating all of the above elements, is excellent action. This is, I think, the most important aspect of an action movie. Sometimes, when the choreography is flawless and innovative, and the main fighters are very skilled, a good story is not even necessary.So, how does Ong Bak 2 stand up to these requirements? First, it has a hero, and he has AWESOME fighting skills - Tony Jaa joined the elite ranks of Jackie Chan and Jet Li with his first two movies, and he hasn't lost a step here. Second, it has a bad guy - in fact, a few bad guys - and lots of henchmen. Third, it has a plot based on oppression, kidnap, and murder, forming the basis for a seething revenge movie. Fourth, it has a training sequence, and this one in particular is something fans of martial arts cinema in general will all be able to appreciate.Lastly, it has great action. It seems that putting Tony Jaa and Panna Rittikrai together is like putting Jackie Chan and Yuen Woo Ping together see Drunken Master - the action is expertly choreographed, directed, and executed, always fast and acrobatic, and always innovative. The bonus in this movie is that, unlike the first Jaa movies, it features a lot of weapon-play and incorporates other martial arts, as well as the usual Muay Thai elbows and knees.Occasionally slightly hard to follow, but never entirely confusing, I would argue that, contrary to popular opinion, this movie actually has a decent plot. Most importantly, however, it has some of the best action ever committed to film.
Slam-Bang Action Compensates for Its Murky Melodrama (by zardoz-13)
This exciting, blood-drenched, historical revenge yarn about pugnacious Thai empires set in the 15th century qualifies as an in-name only sequel to Tony Jaa's "Ong Bak" 2003 with the acrobatic Jaa making his directorial debut. Action choreographer Panna Rittikrai of "Chocolate" lends Jaa a hand and the two of stage some incredible jaw-dropping, death-defying, gravity-flouting martial arts combat. In the war-torn kingdom of Ayudhaya, our hero Tien is the son of a slain nobleman Siha Decho, and he rarely has time to do anything but fight for his life during this <more>
exhilarating 98-minute epic. Most of this action-packed tale takes place in flashback and the narrative is often difficult to follow, but the action scenes compensate for this shortcoming. Initially, our agile, adolescent hero is captured by dastardly slavers and hurled into a murky mud pit with only his bare hands and his wits to battle a ferocious crocodile. This is a pretty terrifying scene but everything looks fairly realistic. While the young Tien is playing cat-and-mouse with the croc, another man, Chernang Sorapong Chatree of "The Tsunami Warrior" , admires the urchin's audacity in the face of peril. Chernang is the chieftain of the Garuda Wing Cliff bandits. He intervenes to save Tien's life and slings the kid a sword to slash the croc. Afterward, a blind seer utters some mighty impressive declarations about the kid's future, and Tien finds himself learning how to become a champion. In the process, as he grows up, the long-haired Tien learns all kinds of arcane martial arts combat. Just watching the nimble choreography in the fighting scene will make you work up a sweat. In fact, Jarr created a new kind of fisticuffs that blends dancing with fighting and calls it 'Nataytuh.' Bangkok-born superstar Tony Jarr is truly the successor to Jet Li, Jackie Chan, and Bruce Lee. The elephant stampede scene with Jarr dashing across the backs of these lofty beasts as they trample the earth looks spectacular. Later, after our hero asserts himself over them, the entire herd bows down to him.
Magnificent Choreography of Fights and Art Direction (by claudio_carvalho)
In 1431, the Kingdom of Ayutthayan conquers the territory of Sukhothai expanding their lands to 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. Later he is captured by slave traders but he is rescued by Chernang, the leader of a group of thieves from Garuda Wing. He learns martial arts and arms and becomes a leader of the thieves, but he leaves the gang seeking revenge against Rajasena. "Ong Bak 2" is a good epic, with a non-original storyline <more>
but a magnificent choreography of fights and art direction. The plot is predictable but very entertaining, supported by the ability of Tony Jaa in martial arts, and the conclusion seems to be the beginning of an unnecessary sequel. My vote is eight.Title Brazil : "Ong-Bak 2"
A completely different beast than Jaa's earlier work (by udar55)
Anyone going in expecting action at the same level of ONG BAK or TOM YUM GOONG aka THE PROTECTOR will be somewhat disappointed. This is a whole different kind of movie really. Rarely does Tony Jaa show off the flips that made him famous. The first hour has a few fights here and there, but for the most part they are short but very brutal. Tony does do lots of different styles in here and my favorite part from this first hour is when he tests himself against three different guys a swordsman, a kung fu man and a muay thai brawler .The last 20 minutes is where a majority of the action is and <more>
it is pretty insane. Jaa takes on about 30 ninjas and whoops some major ass here. The scenes are very, very bloody as well. And, of course, they have to have the scene where an elephant saves the day. Dan Chupong's role is very small, but a great part. He is dressed like a crow and kaws just like one. He has a very impressive stunt where he flips onto Tony who is laid out on the elephant's tusks and hits him right in the chest with his knees.All that said, I think it is a very well made film. It has incredible production values and the level of detail is fantastic. Jaa is 20 times more talented as a director than Prachya Pinkaew. He knows how to build the mood and shoots everything in an almost sinister light. As a film, it is much more accomplished than ONG BAK and TOM YUM GOONG. But I know people will definitely be disappointed in the amount of action, especially after a 3 year wait. Oh, also, it does end with a cliffhanger that sets up a third film. I hope we don't have to wait another 3 years!
Martial Art film with a story and lots of good mixed martial arts MMA. (by phrixion)
Again, unsure of what another Asian mixed martial arts film, I heard a few good things and heard about the budget on this film and thought I had to watch it. Ultimately, I found this film an action packed mixed martial arts film with a good story line, costumes and characters. A definite watch for mixed martial arts fans in the world.I rated this an 8 because of the strong elements that present a good film. Good cinematography, good story, and of course Jaa's strong/impressive martial arts sequences. This film was well shot.Eventually, I noticed this movie is aimed at the mixed martial <more>
arts world and not just a particular following. Jaa exercises his expertise in the action sequences representing Kung Fu, Karate, Jujitsu, Muy Tai boxing, Japanese Sword Play and much more, really making it a variety of martial arts displayed in this film that should be good for audiences around the world and MMA fans alike.This movie is violent but the representation of their country through the perfect dance and music is also very enjoyable. I would recommend this film to anyone who like MMA, martial arts, south east asia, thailand, cambodia, etc. I was pleasantly surprised by the characters and stories and simply blown away by the martial arts sequences.