Giving cinematic praise where it's due. Raining down hellfire where it's not.
May 9, 2017
Ong Bak 2: The Beginning (2008)
As it turns out, lightning didn't strike twice. Let's face it, the original Ong-Bak set the bar very high. Don't get me wrong, the action sequences are amazing as usual. But like The Protector, it's the story that's lacking. Cool fight scenes are fun and all, but they need a compelling story to give them context if you want to deliver a quality film.
The film looks and sounds beautiful. As in previous Jaa films, most of what you see on screen is what you get. They don't screw around with CGI. So when you see that stampeding elephant scene and are asking yourself why it looks so real, it's because it is.