The stocky Thai stuntman turned action hero has an impressive physique, a steel snap to his delivery, and a gymnastic prowess to his style, and it’s all on display in this endearingly naïve martial arts adventure.
A spin-off of the popular series of Ip Man martial arts dramas, Master Z: The Ip Man Legacy (China, 2019) follows the path of Cheung Tin-chi (Jin “Max” Zhang), the self-described master of Wing Chun who was defeated by Ip Man in Ip Man 3. As Master Z opens, he has turned his back on […]
Ong-Bak 2: The Beginning (Thailand, 2008) is a prequel in name only to Ong-Bak (2003), sharing only the title and star Tony Jaa from the original international martial arts hit from Thailand. Set some 500 years ago in 15th Century Thailand, this revenge thriller stirs up almost non-stop action with a swirl of flashbacks, a […]
Dwayne Johnson and Kurt Russell join the heist-on-wheels speed franchise and its extended family in this wildly entertaining, globetrotting chapter.
Tony Jaa, the stocky Thai stuntman turned action hero in Ong Bak: The Thai Warrior (2003), harkens back to an earlier kind of screen martial artist. Jaa has an impressive physique, a steel snap to his delivery, and a gymnastic prowess to his style, and director Prachya Pinkaew puts it all on display in an […]