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Description: Daew is a cop who has nailed the evil gunrunner General Yang, but his partner is killed in the case and Daew becomes depressed. However, his sister asks him to join her and some of her athlete friends to a small village to give food and toys to the villagers. What starts out as a trip to help people turns into a nightmare when Yang's men arrive at the village and take over, demanding the release of Yang or a nuclear missile will hit Bangkok. When villagers are killed left and right, Daew and the athletes must start a revolution against the tyranny before it's too late. Running Time: 90 min. Language: Thai, English Subtitles: English, Spanish Aspect Ratio: 16:9 Format: NTSC Region: All Cast: Nappon Gomarachun, Santisuk Promsiri, Dan Chupong,Piyapong Piew-on, Somrak Khamsing...
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The film is about a cop Deaw (Dan Chupong), who finds himself in kind of `Die Hard'-like situation. While he is visiting a peaceful village with his sister and other athletes, armed forces attack the place mercilessly, and the villagers are taken hostage by them. The group are equipped with machine-guns, explosives, and a guided nuke missile.
The plot is tightly done, but of course the best thing of `Born to Fight' is its stunts. Dan Chupong's character fights baddies on the running trucks, and the unlucky villains land heavily on the ground. Or, if more unlucky ones fall, they fall on the roof of the van next or behind the truck. One of the stuntmen got nearly killed, almost run over by the wheels of the truck.
There are more to come, and the climax sequences are full of unique (or cheesy) ones using the sports ability of other supports. One uses footballs to beat the baddies, and some use tae kwon do, or Sepaktakraw (Indonesian sports like volleyball using only feet). In this village, apparatus gymnastics also come in handy.
[TOO BLOODY AND VIOLENT] These exciting stunts aside, `Born to Fight' is often uncomfortable and even unpleasant to see. Extended and bloody killing is unnecessary and the overuse of guns (by the bad guys mainly) is at odd with the acrobatic stunts. And sometimes (just sometimes) it becomes clear that they borrowed ideas from other actions. When a huge truck runs down the hill, the hair-raising stunt in one Jackie Chan film in the 80s would come to your mind.
Though the comparison with `Ong-Bak' is inevitable, `Born to Fight' is not trying to imitate the style of Tony Jaa, whose character is a stranger to gun, and probably is rather proud of it. `Born to Fight' has many guns in it, and I'm afraid too many of them. The film has many brilliant stunts, and the bloopers at the end credits will show us the glimpse of the great efforts to achieve them, though not everything in the film is helping to enhance the effects of these bone-crunching fight. In short, less guns and body counts, the better the film is. That's my rule for martial arts action because, you know, it should be about martial arts after all.