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"Vengeance Knows No Mercy."
  • R
  • 2005
  • 1 hr 50 min
  • 7.0  (38,861)
  • 52

Tom-Yum-Goong, also known as The Protector, is a 2005 Thai martial arts film directed by Prachya Pinkaew and starring Tony Jaa, Nathan Jones, Xing Jin, and Petchtai Wongkamlao. The movie is centered around a young man named Kham, who has trained in Muay Thai and elephant handling since he was a child. He lives with his father and their elephants in a rural village in Thailand.

One day, Kham's father sends two of their elephants to the king of Thailand as a gift. However, the elephants are stolen while being transported to the king's palace in Australia. Kham travels to Sydney to retrieve the elephants, and he quickly discovers that they have been taken by an international gang involved in the illegal trade of endangered species.

Kham teams up with an Australian detective named Mark, played by Nathan Jones, to track down the gang and rescue the elephants. Along the way, Kham uses his Muay Thai skills to take on the gang members and their hired fighters, who are all highly skilled in various martial arts. Kham also forms a bond with a young girl named Ping Ping, who helps him navigate through the dangerous underworld of Sydney.

The movie features some of the most breathtaking fight scenes ever seen on screen, showcasing the incredible acrobatic and martial arts abilities of Tony Jaa. The film's standout action sequence is a single shot that lasts for over four minutes and follows Kham as he takes on dozens of gang members in a chaotic fight scene through various levels of a building.

Despite the film's focus on action and fight sequences, Tom-Yum-Goong also explores themes of family, loyalty, and the struggle to protect one's heritage and identity in a foreign land. Kham faces many challenges and obstacles throughout his journey, and the film presents a poignant depiction of a young man fighting to uphold his family's traditions and values in a rapidly changing world.

In addition to the incredible fight choreography and action sequences, Tom-Yum-Goong also boasts stunning visuals and an immersive soundtrack. The film's use of slow motion and dynamic camera angles adds to the overall visual impact, enhancing the intensity and excitement of the fight scenes.

Overall, Tom-Yum-Goong is a thrilling and action-packed martial arts film that showcases the incredible talents of Tony Jaa. Its blend of breathtaking fight choreography and poignant storytelling makes it a standout in the genre and a must-watch for fans of action films.

Tom-Yum-Goong is a 2005 action movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 50 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.0 and a MetaScore of 52.

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    7.0  (38,861)
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