In this way it could be seen almost as a love letter from Tony Jaa to the genre itself. I wonder because while there are numerous moments in the film that I thoroughly enjoyed, I felt that it fell short too on other areas that had left me shifting in my seat, especially during the first hour. I am continually commended for my writing from both tutors and peers. We watch Tony Jaa movies to see the crazy little bastard kick ass and pull off crazy physical feats, but the extended opening sans Jaa, plus the additional flashbacks means that Jaa is absent for a good one third of the film. It is a follow-up to Jaa's 2003 breakout film.
The film was nominated for a further 7 awards that year including best actor for Tony Jaa. It is a time of political upheaval, treachery and danger. In any case this is a Recommended release for martial arts fans, although others will probably find it worth a Rental only. Young Tien as Natdhanai Kongthong. Plot The story follows Tien, son of local nobility whose parents are tragically taken away from him when he is young.
Since the first film apparently Jaa has gotten more clout—even for the studio to allow him to not only star in but direct this one. Tien takes on one of his ultimate foes in a dramatic slow motion altercation with swords, which includes a surprise twist in the narrative and ultimately sets up the next film in the series. He then goes on to kill Lord Rajasena by posing as a dancer during a celebration. As a spirited and unyielding youth, Tien resists savage slave traders and, moments from death, is rescued by a man known as Chernang. Wirework and digital effects are the norm in this day and age, but Jaa is the real deal: He actually performs death-defying stunts and leaps, and actually lands brutal aerial blows without any trickery.
The Ayutthaya army besieged the for several months. In order to complete the production on time, the filmmakers decided to end Ong Bak 2 with a ending, and then continue the story in a sequel, , which was announced to begin production for a 2009 release. Summary The film could be seen as a creative exploration of what a martial arts film could be in a truly post-modern context. In reality, this sequel is only loosely connected to the original, retaining Tony Jaa and his martial-arts while transplanting the action to the 15th century and giving him a new character to play. Later in an interview with the press, Tony Jaa stated that the production was on hiatus because could not release the obligated funding for the film.
I detested the ending which wrapped everything up so conveniently I don't buy the Karma bit , or left subplots such as the romantic angle as something to be dwelled upon later though I believe romance never really was an issue at all in Jaa's movies , leaving doors wide open for another film. Ong Bak 2 did better at the Thai box office than 's previous film,. No official release date has been announced. Unlike its predecessor however, which had a contemporary and realistic setting, Ong Bak 2 is actually set in 15th century and as such, could be described as a with elements of combined, and has nothing to do with the original Ong-Bak. But that doesn't mean you're going to lose out, because like any self-respecting martial arts film, the camera stays still when it should be and at a sane distance away to capture all the action comfortably, and the editing doesn't cut in and mess up the sequence. As well as the different historical setting to Jaa's previous films, Ong Bak 2 has taken a notably grittier and bloodier direction.
But everything's been sorted I guess, for the film to be completed and finally released. When Tien grows up, he goes to seek revenge on Lord Rajasena. Detail is sharp, even in the fast-paced action sequences and darker scenes where shadow detail is nicely extended, although blacks are not quite as consistent as one would like them, sometimes crushing slightly and sometimes looking a bit greyish. It has a fair share of action, sure, yet the picture lacks momentum, and consequently the gaps between the set-pieces are appallingly tedious. I heard everything from horses to rainstorms panned through the soundstage. However, production still encountered financial problems as it came to a close.
Still desperate to avenge the murder of his family, Tien decides to try and kill Lord Rajasena, but hundreds of the evil lord's soldiers stand between Tien and ultimate justice. And I'm a through-and-through gym junkie. Chernang explains that he must carry out Rajasena's orders, or his family the Pha Beek Khrut will be killed. Proving himself useful in a fight, Tiens is trained by his captors to become a powerful warrior, joining a team of pirates as they tear across the land. Set centuries ago in Thailand, the story involves Tien Jaa , whose parents are killed by a powerful lord looking to take over the surrounding territories.
While it's rocking the box office in Thailand, I wonder whether it's because of the controversies that had piqued everyone's interest, or it's because the long break of 3 years had made everyone salivate at Jaa's long awaited return to the big screen. Lord Rajasena reveals he had survived thanks to an armored tunic concealed beneath his state robes. Jaa's films had yet to tie into each other, although Jaa had claimed they would do so with the release of in 2010, which they did. The studio hoped to have the film in theaters in late 2009. Ong Bak 2 picked up very slowly, and spent significant time developing the back story of Jaa's Tien. Until I start kicking and punching things, thinking I can flip myself around like Jaa can and end up with a broken set of bones that is.
There is an honourable smaller part for Mum Jokmok, the comedic co-star of the original Ong-Bak. The United States version was released on February 2, 2010, although it is already available in version. One only wishes that it does get made sooner rather than later, and without the production woes that plagued this one. The weakest part of this mix is the dialogue, which sounds muffled and shows a little bit of clipping in some passages. Sources within Ayara Film, the subsidiary of Sahamongkol Film that handled Ong Bak 2 production, stated that no more funding came from Sahamongkol after it took over the budget and management role from Tony Jaa from May 2008 to July 2008. At last confronting their leader, Tien finds they have been surrounded by Rajasena's army, which is led by the tyrant, himself.
Nobleman Siha Decho as Santisuk Phromsiri. The game, like the second and third films, is set in ancient Thailand. After being sent to study with a master from another village, Tien is made to flee for his safety but is captured and taken to a slave auction. He also learns the use of weapons such as the , , , , , , , and. The plot, as well as being entertaining and historical in essence, mainly serves as a vehicle to display the insane and phenomenal action which the film focuses on. But the ending was somewhat of a cop out, and a disappointment, as it leads potentially and very directly to a third movie to resolve the issues the storyline had left hanging. Pitched against stylists of varying disciplines, Tien has to battle each in a kind of graduation which leads to him becoming the leader of the thief tribe.