Thai action movies are in, especially when you throw around Panna Rittikrai’s name as being involved. Basically from some of the people who brought you “Ong Bak” and “Tom Yum Goong”, Magnolia Pictures has been dropping “Dynamite Warrior” into very limited release around the U.S. since July 6th. And the reason you probably didn’t hear about it? Well, you either don’t live in New York or L.A., or you have good taste in movies, because I’ve seen “Dynamite Warrior”, and it is one steaming pile of crap. Seriously, this movie reeks. It’s so bad I couldn’t even force myself to write a review on it.
Here’s the official (and wordy!) synopsis:
A supernatural, action packed movie with high-grade special effects and the kind of raw action scenes the world is coming to expect from Thailand. Set in rural Thailand during the 1920s Dan Chupong (Born To Fight) plays Jone Bang Fai a young man riddled with grief and bent on revenge after witnessing his parents’ murder by a callous and malicious killer. The only information Jone has as to the killer’s identity is the memory of a tattoo-covered man who is part of an organized group of cattle rustlers. Jone makes it his mission to stop all cattle rustlers and in the process return each head of cattle back to its rightful owner. After searching the country high and low, Jone finally believes he has found the murderer in a small rural village in the North of Thailand. To Jone’s dismay he learns that the killer is in fact a warlock of immense power, a nearly invincible mystical man who is trying to control the whole village. His one weakness? He can be harmed only by weapons that have been treated with the menstrual blood of a young virgin. Armed with this knowledge and a few hundred highly charged rockets (and a dash of menstrual blood), our intrepid hero goes up against one of the most dangerous men to have ever walked the Earth.
Yeah, the movie is actually worst than the synopsis. I kid you not. And I liked Chupong’s last movie, “Born to Fight”. But “Dynamite Warrior” just defies all ability to be Godawful.
Starring Dan Chupong, Puttipong Sriwat, and Panna Rittikrai, and directed by Chalerm Wongpim.
You can catch the Apple trailer here, or watch the crappy YouTube trailer below: