Not content to just crack bones and snap necks with Muay Thai, Tony Jaa (aka Thailand’s best import since the country turned Bangkok into a cesspool of anything goes decadence and other good stuff) is back with “Ong Bak 2”, a movie that promises more bone-crunching action than his previous two films, “Ong Bak” and “Tom Yum Goong”, known in the West as “The Protector”. In “Ong Bak 2”, which actually has nothing to do with “Ong Bak” besides its star, Tony Jaa returns to Thailand’s glorious past to find more excuses to beat up Thai stuntmen because, let’s face it, they’ve had it too good for too long, the lazy bums.
Here’s the 3 minutes and change “Ong Bak 2” trailer — or promo reel, as it’s officially called — brought to you by the boys at Twitch. Tony Jaa stars and directs. Your guess is as good as mind when this thing will finally arrive in America.
So THIS is what a lifetime of martial arts training will get you, huh? Damn, I should have taken those karate lessons when I had the chance. And to think, I could have been one of those guys Tony Jaa is kicking in the face. Sigh.