Abandoned on the steps of a rural village temple shortly after his birth, Ting (Tony Jaa) grows up to become a master of Muay Thai and a hero to his people. Protected by a sacred power, he lives in peace with the only family he has ever known. Untill, one day, a single act of betrayal robs his village of its greatest treasure: an ancient and mysterious Buddha statue that brings health and prosperity to all who respect power. Now, with the future of his people lost to fear, Ting must sacrifice all he believes, and, single-handedly, overcome the might of a ruthless criminal empire, to win back their greatest treasure.
Worth watching just for his ability
- Ong Bak review by Jaz Moghul
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The guy is quick. Agile. Unbelievable, just what all young lads dreamed of being when they watched "Kung-Fu" movies.
Ok film, but if you liked to see a martila artist do things beyond your imagination, then watch this. Some of his ariel moves are unbelievable. Just watching the speed that he can cover distance whilst in the air is jaw dropping. Watched many times just because I couldn't believe what he did, then I read the blurb about no wires etc.
"Freak" comes to mind, but in the nicest way, he seems to be the perfect physical human.
Ong Bak breathtaking!
- Ong Bak review by Tony, Birmingham
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Move over Jackie Chan! Step aside Steven Segal! Even the muscles from Brussels, ol' Jean Claude himself should be ready to hand his crown over too the star of this movie.
Full contact (and yes that includes kicking someone in the mush with his trouser legs on fire!) real glass, real spikes, knives and a band saw and you have a movie whose fight scenes make the most action packed sequences in a Bruce Lee flick, look like the WWE!
It's a simple plot granted, but hey, forget about that, sit back and watch slack jawed as this film delivers blow after blow that will make you wince even as you watch in awe.
I hope Tony Jaa does another movie, and let's pray he doesn't kill himself in the process of doing it! Seriously exciting, exhillerating and wow, I am still in awe. Guess which DVD has now become a late entrant on my X Mas wish list?