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Simply A Fantastic Martial Arts Film,
This review is from: Ong Bak (2 Disc Special Collector's Edition) [DVD]  (DVD)
With no wire work and no CGI content Tony Jaa looks certain to be making his way to the top of the martial arts acting list. While he is generally an new actor and lacks the fans that Jackie Chan and Bruce Lee have, it is this film that could be his foot in the door.
The films storyline is simple yet effective, Tony Jaa who plays villager Ting and Muay Thai master, volunteers to retrieve the head of the village's sacred statue; Ong Bak when it is stolen. However has he reaches the city, despite all his efforts he finds the only way he will be able to track down the people responsible is by entering underground bare-knuckle fights, and using his skills at Muay Thai, all whilst being helped by his cousin who knows the city well.
With a great soundtrack and simply awesome fight scenes especially the finale I would say Ong Bak is Tony Jaa's boost into worldwide martial arts stardom.