Think I’m ready to lose it all
I’m ready to loose it too…
Shit’s getting real at work…
Ok, so I’ve just this second finished watching this film and had to come on here to talk about it. It’s original title is “Yamada: The Samurai of Ayothaya” but, of course, it was renamed “Muay Thai Warrior” for western audiences/
It’s really fucking good. If you like your films with “Ong Bak” syle choreography but without the cheese and with a really decent story then I think you’ll like this one.
The fights are brutal, the cinematography beautiful and the plot doesn’t fall by the wayside at all.
It does have a few issues with weird, blurry slow motion and awful CGI blood but if you can look beyond that, you’ll be good to go. Granted, the film isn’t all action but this isn’t a Tony Jaa film. This is the thinking person’s version of a Muay Thai movie, with a little Japanese culture thrown in too.
If you’re in the US this film is streaming on Netflix at the moment and, compared to most of the mainstream martial arts movies available on there, this one is definitely a stand out.
For a film that fell well under the radar of most people, I’m thoroughly impressed.