About as thin a premise as you can have. Features enough to satisfy Muay Thai fans though
over 6 years
You rated this 3 stars on 3/6/2011
over 6 years
Terrible plot, terrible acting. Spectacular fight scenes, jaw dropping choreography.
almost 7 years
Tony Jaa is kinda like a saint that preaches with his elbows and knees.
Lots of martial arts flick lack great action sequences. This is not one of those.
Ong-Bak: Muay Thai Warrior (Thai: องค์บาก [oŋbaːk]), also known in the United States as Ong-Bak: The Thai Warrior is a 2003 Thai action film. It was directed by Prachya Pinkaew, featured stunt choreography by Panna Rittikrai and starred Tony Jaa. Ong-Bak proved to be Jaa's breakout film, with the actor hailed internationally as the next major martial-arts star. Jaa went on to star in Tom-Yum-Goong (called The Protector in the US and Warrior King in the UK) and directed a sequel to Ong-Bak, Ong-Bak 2.
In Ban Nong Pradu, a rural village in northeastern Thailand, villagers covered in mud climb a tree. Ting, the village's best athlete, grabs the flag at the top and descends, deftly avoiding the other climbers. A few days before a local celebration, a group arrive from Bangkok and ask the caretaker to sell his vintage Buddha amulet to them. They are refused.
Ting is appointed by the local monk. Though extremely skilled in muay Thai, as he demonstrates for Mao ("Uncle Drunk" in Thai), he...