Ong Bak 2
Weinstein Company (2008)
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IMDB   6.1
110 mins USA / English
DVD  Region 1
Tony Jaa Tiang
Nirut Sirichanya Master Bua
Sorapong Chatree Chernang
Janista Choochuaisuwan
Tim Man Ninja
Patthama Panthong Lady Plai
Santisuk Promsiri Nobleman Siha Decho
Pongpat Wachirabunjong
Petchtai Wongkamlao Mhen
Sarunyu Wongkrachang Rajasena Lord
Primorata Dejudom Pim
Dan Chupong Crow Ghost
Supakorn Kitsuwon Guard in Golden Armour
Tony Jaa
Producer Panna Rittikrai
Writer Panna Rittikrai

Tony Jaa has delivered a very impressive film with a strong, mystical narrative; uniformly high production values; and, most importantly for a martial arts film, brilliantly conceived and choreographed action sequences. Despite its title, "Ong Bak 2" bears but a tenuous relationship to the earlier Jaa film, being an historical semi-epic set during the era of Ayutthayan imperial expansion (though, without wanting to give too much away, the closing sequence does suggest this new film can be regarded as a prequel of sorts, while also setting up the grounds for further entries to come), but it does explore similar thematic terrain as "Ong Bak" in terms of cultural identity and conflict, familial disintegration and revenge, and Buddhist spirituality. "Ong Bak 2" is a bigger film in every sense of the word, allegedly costing in excess of 300 million baht, and the money is easy to see on the screen with very impressive set design and costuming, and stunning cinematography.
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