Friday, March 13, 2009

Dynamite Warrior - Foreign Film Review

Synopsis: The narrative takes topographic point in Kingdom Of Thailand during the 1890s. Jone Knock Fai (Dan Chupong) is a cryptic warrior who travels around battling cows rustlers. After whipping them down, he go backs the purloined cattle to their rightful proprietors (or to mediocre farmers). Jone Knock Fai is also on a pursuit for revenge, and seeks the magician who killed his parents.

At the same time, Godhead Waeng (Phutiphong Sriwat), a local nobleman, secret plans to steal all the H2O American bison belonging to villagers in an attempt to make a marketplace for his overpriced steam tractors. He engages a hood (Somdet Kaewleu) to transport out this program and to kill the guiltless cows bargainers who acquire in the way. Godhead Waeng eventually traverses ways with Nai Hoi Sing (Samart Payakaroon), a cows trader/sorceror with occult Jedi-like combat powers.

Jone Knock Fai larns about Nai Hoi Sing, and during a brawl, believes that Nai Hoi Sing is the 1 who killed his parents. Godhead Waeng then fast ones Jone Knock Fai into joining military units with another magician called the Black Ace (Panna Ritikrai), in an attempt to kill Nai Hoi Sing.

Eventually, all this climaxes in a concluding confrontation between the Dynamite Warrior (who doesn't actually utilize any dynamite) and the bad guys.

The Good: Some of the action set pieces are pretty imaginative, and the muay Thai Martial humanistic discipline is decent. The stunts are pretty entertaining too. There are some cunning minutes between Jone Knock Fai and his love interest, E'Sao (Kanyapak Suworakood), and I acknowledge it was sort of merriment to watch rough rockets being employed as weapons.

The Bad: But overall, Dynamite Warrior is extremely cheesy. The cartoonish playing on the portion of the scoundrels acquires very annoying, and I establish myself hoping Dan Chupong would just pick up a gun and do the film a whole batch shorter. In fact, some of the scoundrels are sol bothersome that I establish myself also wanting to beat out the baccy juice out of the histrions who played them as well.

The music is generally horrible, and much of it sounds like a digest of bothersome cell telephone ring tones. The tempo is uneven as well- the film either experiences rushed or is too slow. The rockets are sort of neat, but very few (if any) explode. What's the point of using a horizontally-launched rocket if it's not going to blow anything up?

Despite competent stunt work and capable muay Tai combat accomplishments on the portion of the cast, Dynamite Warrior doesn't have got the energy degree of similar Thai action movies such as as a Ong Bak and The Protector, starring Tony Jaa.

Who would wish this movie: This film was clearly intended for fans of action movies and Martial arts, but it's a disappointment. Despite the creativeness of using rockets (and you'll have got a good snort at the phallic imagination in parts) and great attempt on the portion of the stunt team, the silly, uncharismatic fictional characters retarding force this film down into unforgettable buffoonery.

(1 & 1/2 out of 4 stars)

Director: Chalerm Wongpim

Starring: Dan Chupong, Phutiphong Sriwat, Kanyapak Suworakood, Samart Payakaroon, Panna Ritikrai, Somdet Kaewleu

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