When an evil warlord assassinates young Tien’s parents, the boy escapes only to be captured by slave traders. Liberated when bandits raid the slavers’ auction, Tien joins the rogues in their mountain lair, taken in by their fatherly leader.
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A surprising misstep from Tony Jaa, he was well over his head when he decided to try & become the Jackie Chan of Thailand. Still that final fight scene is utterly astonishing and probably my fave fight scene from Jaa to date.
This is definitely a stand alone film, don't let the title confuse you. This has nothing to do with the original "Ong Bak". Regardless, if you like martial-arts-lore, heavy over use of medium shots, and a seemingly random higher fps rate this is you film. There were somethings worth sitting through. The unique weapons and fighting style were great, as well as close ups and full shots to display Muay Thai.
The best weapon fighting i've ever seen in a movie, but not that deep a film... then again that makes narative sense when put next to the 3rd film. How can there be a character journey if there is no low point to come from?