The Bodyguard / Bodyguard 2
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In the first film, "Bodyguard," Wongkamlao (an improbably nebbishy action hero) plays a personal bodyguard who fails to save the life of his billionaire employer, despite having annihilated the dozens of killers sent to attack. Disgraced, he is fired by the victim's son, a feckless playboy whose life is now in danger as bad guys try to take over his father's kazillion-dollar business empire. (Don't worry too much about the plot, though: it won't get in the way for long...) The comedy keeps getting more and more outrageous: in the first half of the film, Wongkamlao streaks naked through downtown Bangkok, shooting at his pursuers while holding a cereal bowl over his privates... and that's just the beginning of the film! In the 2007 sequel, we get the origins of the bodyguard character, in his younger role as a government secret agent uncovering corruption in the Thai record industry. (Again, don't worry too much about the plot...)
Both films, in addition to being entertaining and goofy, give interesting glimpses into modern Thai society -- ornate temples and shiny skyscrapers set next to ramshackle slums and vast junkyards filled with bony, desperate rag-pickers.Read more ›
*Was surprised to learn that this was less of an action movie and more of a strange comedy. But it turned out to be rather fun. The story and characters were simple and great. The comedy was funny at times (even if it was strange), and the action scenes were slick and fun. Altogether, it's quite entertaining.
*The movie has pretty good video/sound quality, but at times, seems to resemble a made-for-TV type of movie. It has both English and Thai dubbing, and extras include a 30-minute making-of featurette.
Bodyguard 2 (3 stars out of 5)
*Although this film has bigger and crazier action scenes, the comedy seemed to fall short than expected. And the story was quite different. It still entertained, and would be good fun for those who enjoyed the first film.
*It has better video quality than the first film, and pretty good sound. It has both English and Thai dubbing, and extras include a 30-minute making-of featurette.
They may not be masterpieces, but both films present a good array of action and comedy, and are generally fun.
Silly flick, bad acting and bad writing. It had some humorous moments. Better luck next time...
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I am extra happy with very fast shipping and perfect description and i am glad i can wrap it up already and use it as a Christmas gift. Read morePublished on December 7, 2013 by Jimmy
This was terrible! Don't even bother! Tony Jaa makes a 10 second appearance so don't be fooled thinking he's in the entire movie. He's not!Published on June 13, 2013 by T. Nicety
I, like many others, was dazzled by Jaa's amazing athletic gifts, especially in the first two OngBak films. "The next Bruce Lee, the next Jet Li, etc. Read morePublished on December 30, 2010 by M. Stample
I absolutely loved these movies. I should warn everyone, though. Tony Jaa is NOT starring in either of these movies. Read morePublished on November 17, 2010 by Simon J. Peterson