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In fact, "This Girl is Badass" is not a bona fide action movie. This is more like an action comedy with too little martial arts and too much comedy. The film's storyline is almost non-existent. You meet the heroine's kind "Uncle" Wang (Petchtai Wongkamlao, who also directs) and her love-smitten childhood friend Duan (Chalerm Yamchamang). You get several nice action set-pieces in "This Girl is Badass," but, entertaining as they are, they need more energy and creative ideas.
The comedy with cartoonish jokes (with a few rom-com elements) is a change of pace for the star Jeeja Yanin. The "Chocolate" star is surprisingly effective as an ordinary girl who has a crush on a handsome singer in her neighborhood. It is unfortunate that the thread is discarded rather unceremoniously.
It seems there is more than one version of the movie. If so, that will explain some subplots that do not make sense at all (like Uncle Wang's past, for instance).
Whichever version you watch, "This Girl is Badass" is not an action-packed movie that you might be led to believe from the name of the star. The action you get here is acceptable, but those who are looking for intense martial arts action of "Chocolate" will be disappointed.
As other reviewers have mentioned, the plot of this film leaves a lot to be desired. I don't watch these types of films for the plot so if you're going in with similar expectations to my own (which is that the film is silly, action-packed, and super-cliche) you're likely to love it as much as I do. There certainly was more humor than action and what action there was was even more silly and nonsensical than usual for a Jeeja Yanin performance. The slap-stick humor reminded me of Stephen Chow's films. It was completely over the top but I laughed so hard, I cried. Unlike some other reviewers, I don't think the subtitles are bad or that the jokes are difficult to understand for an English-speaking audience. On the contrary, I found the jokes very entertaining and even picked up some Thai slang which you can be sure I'll put to good use.
With the multitude of negative reviews for this film, I was hesitant about buying it but I don't regret it. This is not Chocolate or Raging Phoenix so I'd advise viewers not to harbor false expectations from associations with those films.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I have lent this movie to friends at work and so far 2 married couples love it for different reasons and a daughter of on of the couples ( 3-4 years old ) snuck in and watched it... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Bronson Clark
Awesome action scenes and comedy scenes too. Would love to see another action movie from the director and producer. Read morePublished 15 months ago by xArkSlade-J.S.x
the movie was awesome. it showed up on time, was packed well, and i love it.Published 20 months ago by Sonja
this movie has so many comical oddities that it was awesome. ive had a few friends watch it too and they loved it!Published on June 12, 2014 by xombeecao
Thumbs up. Another awesome film from Thailand. Got to love films where girls kick the ass.. way to go Thailand.Published on May 21, 2014 by michael mathews