25 May 2009

Ong Bak 2

Yesterday Keith and I went to see Ong Bak 2 the Thai martial arts film. I had seen the first one a few years ago and it had so much frantic action that I almost felt tired when I left the cinema. Great fun!

We decided to go see it here in Korea even though the film was in Thai with Korean subtitles. After all, how much story do you need to understand to watch a movie that's 98% action with crazy stunts and fights. If there was a story I'm not really sure what it was. The protagonist got captured as a child when some dude killed his father and then he was put into some kind of slave outfit. Then some guys showed up and made away with the slavers and the youngster was trained in martial arts.

The movie was fine, lots of exciting action and decent stunts, but we couldn't follow the story. On top of the obvious language barrier, the bad guys all looked very similar in their wacky Thai hats and earrings. The bad guys also looked like some of the good guys. The best part of the movie was the sound, the cinema we watched it in had Dolby Surround turned up with so much bass that every time someone got hit you felt like you'd been punched in the chest.

In short, it was a confusing but fun movie. I'll have to go read up on it so I can figure out what the guys with the hats and earrings were up to.

1 comment:

  1. So happy to see that you are enjoying yourself!


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