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Old 08 Jan 2006, 00:03   #1 (permalink)
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Has anybody watched Ong Bak? I rented it out last week and I've seen it 4 times already I enjoyed it so much. Watching it really made me want to get back into Tae-Kwon-Do (yeah yeah, different Martial Art, different country; but I'm not exactly going to start Muay Thai anytime soon.) with all it's sweeping kicks and loose-fitting cool looking doboks. Panom Yeerum (such a cool name) is excellent in it, he made me feel so very jealous! Especially seeing as he knows Tae-Kwon-Do too! Doh.



The film manages to be funny and yet horrendously violent at the same time (cracked skulls and saws to the forearms anyone? )
Anyway, if you're over 18 and you haven't watched it yet, you should (if you like this sort of stuff, if not, you're missing out!)
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Old 08 Jan 2006, 00:36   #2 (permalink)
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To be honest, it wasn't my cup of tea. But everyone else I know really enjoyed it.

There was something about the giant knee drop that put me off :P
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Old 08 Jan 2006, 00:45   #3 (permalink)
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Heh, squeamish? Or just not into over-the-top moves?
Remember, he didn't use any wires, so none of the moves are 'unrealistic'.

I appreciate it wasn't particularly deep, but there was enough emotion and plot to glue the thing together IMO.
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Old 08 Jan 2006, 01:11   #4 (permalink)
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OOO where can I find that movie?
Do you recommend it as a rental or is it worth buying... cause i doubt I'd find it in any movie stores near me.

I am intrigued by the Saws to the forearms.
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Old 08 Jan 2006, 01:30   #5 (permalink)
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I'd buy it for anything up to 20 (on DVD), well, if I hadn't seen it yet anyway. It seems to have a good re-play life.

Want me to spoil that bit of the story for you? :P
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Old 08 Jan 2006, 04:46   #6 (permalink)
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That movie had one of the greatest movie moments of all time as far as im concerned!

That part where they're chasing the guy through the street and he picks up a butcher knife and threatens them with it.

Then the old lady walks in

"Knives for sale"

Next thing you know they're all chasing the guy with their own knives!
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Old 08 Jan 2006, 09:58   #7 (permalink)
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That bit is hilarious. ;D
Surreal!

I prefer the knee-drop through scaffolding, that's just too cool. Or perhaps the triple spin kick that takes out two people.
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Old 08 Jan 2006, 10:41   #8 (permalink)
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Heh, squeamish? Or just not into over-the-top moves?
Remember, he didn't use any wires, so none of the moves are 'unrealistic'.

I appreciate it wasn't particularly deep, but there was enough emotion and plot to glue the thing together IMO.
not squeamish at all!! I LOVED Saw 2!!!

I don't know really... it just didn't really grab me. A lot of the stunts were kool enough (You're right Fish Ead, that street chase was pretty impressive), but overall it wasn't my thing.

Although I'm the ONLY person I know who doesn't like it - so anyone looking at buying/hiring it should DEFINATELY give it a look in, because everyone else rates it really, really highly!! (Obviously if u don't like martial arts movies u should think twice, but that doesn't automatically make it not worth watching)

EDIT: If you've seen (and enjoyed) Saw (the original), then you DEFINATELY ABSOLUTELY MUST see Saw 2

If you haven't seen the first one - WATCH IT and then see saw 2!!!!
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Old 08 Jan 2006, 13:02   #9 (permalink)
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Is this the film with the Buddhism in it? I think ma mate was tellin me about this in the pub the other day.
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Old 08 Jan 2006, 19:31   #10 (permalink)
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watched it a while ago (lord bless the internet) and loved it, the knives were indeed funny, but I liked the boxing club and the table smasher, endless amounts of laughter and the finisher out of the glass observation window was quite nifty, not to mention mr burmese druggie :P
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