14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
Martial Arts Genuis,
By A Customer
This review is from: Ong Bak (2 Disc Special Collector's Edition) [DVD]  (DVD)
I got this dvd for christmas after seing the trailer and being blown away by sheer amazement at Tony Ja's athletic ability.
The film is really good, and maybe it's true that the story isn't the best, but martial arts movies are not about the story, they are about martial arts!
Almost all of the stunts in this film are amazing, and you sometimes wonder how he does all those flips and kicks, and the action is well coreographed, keeping the kicks and jumps flowing.
The dvd itself is very good and well presented. You get the film, and also a great second disc with loads of special features including an amazing making of the stunts, so you can see the hard work that went into the market scene.
One minor niggle i have with the film is Tony Ja himself. People have likened him to Bruce Lee, and although Ja is very good, and his stunts and fights are amazing, he can not rival Bruce Lee. Ja has a lack of presence on the screen, whereas Bruce Lee filled the screen with presence. People wanted to BE Bruce Lee, whereas I get the feeling that people may just want to be able to do Ja's stunts.
That said, the film is a martial arts master piece, and definatly a film to get if you are remotely into anything martial arts.