Like most people who saw Ong Bak, I was completely blown away by how great Tony Jaa is. Here the Warrior King and his men face the Goddess of the Underworld and her winged horrific creatures. But come on, what are you really paying your money to see. In The Bodyguard, his Ong Bak co-star Petchtai Wongkamlao bumps into him in the store whilst in the middle of a shootout with bad guys. After Nathan Jones character T. Some liked it a lot and some didn't like it at all.
That's only a Jackie Chan Look-alike. Also, you need to know a bit about Thai culture to understand some of the rationales behind the story line eg. With the support of the efficient Thai sergeant Mark, who was involved in a conspiracy, Kham fights to rescue the animal from the mobsters. Officer Rick as David Chatchavan Asavanod. The story I had to admit, was a bit weak. Initially working as a stuntman on films such as , Jaa finally got to showcase his talents in the amazing Ong-Bak: Muay Thai Warrior. It is several minutes long and packed with dozens of fights and stunts…yet it was filmed in one take!!! As you would expect, he kicks ass.
How amazing would it be to see tony Jaa star in a film with Jackie Chan, Jet Li, Jason Statham, Jean-Claude Van Damme or Donnie Yen? He then finishes everyone else using Muay Boran. Jaa — who wrote and directed the film with Panna Rittikrai — has no strengths as an actor or director except for the staging and execution of elaborate fight scenes. This is an advertisement Even amongst his friends Humlae and Muay if you can call them friends! There will be some parts in the movie where you may get a bit confused because some crucial scenes were cut out. He uses a unique style that incorporates Muay Boran style Muay Thai, Taekwondo and elements of Aikido. Realizing unsurpassed physical potential in the young boy he trains him into the most dangerous man alive. In this clip he demonstrates flips, jumps and slides that would make an Olympic gymnast jealous. Vendor Cameo — The Bodyguard 2 2007 In The Bodyguard 2, Jaa plays a vendor who sells gifts on the street.
From a martial arts perspective, he uses the Muay Thai in a highly glorified onscreen style, using hand to hand combat, weapons using or fighting against opponents with them , and even shows a traditional side, bowing at the end of one fight in the fight club. As he becomes a young man he goes on a lone mission of vengeance against the vicious slave traders who enslaved him as a youth and the treacherous warlord who killed his father. He then has a long duel with two of of the dark clothed attackers. This is the movie that launched Tony Jaa into stardom as a Martial Arts Actor. Ting is the newest winner of the challenge of Ong Bak and must find the man responsible for the theft before the village is destroyed by drought. Running Scene — Ong Bak 2003 If the fight club scene was the first time that we all found out that Tony Jaa could fight, the running scene was the first time we saw how acrobatic he is. Ting fights one on one, multiple opponents and even has a couple of chase scenes.
Humlae and Ting eventually work together to find the Ong Bak, all the while Humlae tries to get Ting to fight, so he can make money off his victories. Wushu Fighter as Jonathan Patrick Foo. Madame Rose as Jin Xing. Jaa uses a combination of drunken boxing and old school wrestling moves to beat everyone who is coming at him. Therefore, today I would like to show you 15 of my favourite Tony Jaa fighting scenes from his films. Kham 9 years old Rest of cast listed alphabetically:. In a few months we will see the long awaited sequel to Tom Yum Goong and he is currently working on a film with action legend Dolph Lundgren in a film called.
Check out those serious looks! Massage Girl In Bangkok, the young Kham was raised by his father in the jungle with elephants as members of their family. If so, I encourage you to like the post on Facebook or share it on Twitter or Reddit. I first travelled to Thailand in 2003. Jaa; music by Banana Record and Terdsak Janpan; production design by Chalard Muangjan; costumes by Chatchai Chaiyont; produced by Sahamongkolfilm International; released by Magnet. Fighting the Guards — Ong Bak 3 2010 The is a pretty epic fight scene in which Tien Jaa ends up fighting a whole army. Jaa invented for his new art form, muay kotchasarn Thai for elephant boxing. He travels to Australia, where he locates the baby elephant in a restaurant owned by the evil Madame Rose, the leader of an international Thai mafia.
Final Fight — Ong Bak 3 2010 The final fight in Ong Bak 3 is probably not the most exciting Tony Jaa fight scenes. Eventually Ting wins many fights he is basically forced into, and a local crimelord Komtuan — a grey haired paraplegic man with a voice box for whom some people seem to fear! In Manhattan at the Village East, Second Avenue at 12th Street, East Village. Why was the elephant so important that Kham had to risk his life, traveled to Australia and fight all these gang members just to find it. Remember: Never do anything to harm an elephant when Tony Jaa is around! What surprises me is that 10 years on from Ong Bak, he has not been become the superstar he should be. It is set in flooded monastery that has been set on fire. City Slickers Vs Country Bumpkin This movie shows a comparison between the country boy from the village and the city thugs of Bangkok.
Beating Up Gangsters — Tom Yum Goong 2005 Jaa arrives at the base of a gangster with a flying knee that knocks out five men. If you thought Tony Jaa was great in Ong Bak, you haven't seen anything yet. Anyone who has seen a Tony jaa film will know what they stole…yes, it was a porcelain elephant. I love this scene because of how effectively he fights two attackers at the one time. You can check the End Credits if you think otherwise. Once chase scene where he is chasing Don in the tuk-tuk like a small Thai Taxi and of course the famous scene where he being chased through the streets by a series of of young thugs.
He then finishes everyone off with surgical precision using two sharp elephant bones, slashing tendons, muscles and more. Instead, he uses a passive tai-chi style fighting style in the final battle. After swearing an oath not to use Muay Thai, Ting must decide if saving his village is worth breaking his vow. You see a wide range of skills used by Tony Jaa in Ong Bak. Phlai Ekasit giving rides to foreign tourists on a regular day at Chiang Mai Zoo. The first ten he spent fighting the Trojan War the last ten he spent fighting to get home.