Analysis Of Ong Bak : The Thai Warrior

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The first film that will be addressed in this comparison is Ong Bak: The Thai Warrior. It is a Thai film that was directed by Prachya Pinkaew and was released in 2003 (IMDb.com). Other works of Pinkaew include The Protector (2005), Chocolate (2008) and Warrior King 2 (2013). The main actors in Ong Bak: The Thai Warrior were Tony Jaa, Petchtai Wongkamlao, Pumwaree Yodkamol, and Suchao Pongwilai. In a nutshell, Ong Bak: The Thai Warrior revolves around Ting, a martial artist from a rural area, venturing into the inner city in order to retrieve the head of a sacred religious statue that was stolen from his village. Along the way, Ting is faced with a variety of villains whom he must rise above, in order to find and protect the statue. The second film to be compared is Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. This film is Chinese film that was released in 2000 by Ang Lee (IMDb.com). Other prominent works of Lee include Life of Pi (2012), Brokeback Mountain (2005), and Hulk (2003). The main actors in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon are Yun-Fat Chow, Michelle Yeoh, Ziyi Zhang, Chen Chang, Sihung Lung, and Pei-Pei Cheng. This film is centered around a young Chinese soldier who takes a sacred sword from a legendary swordsman. Then, through a series of a romantic endeavors, the sword is also fought over. Amidst death, love, and finding oneself, the film is a whirlwind of cultural experiences, specifically to that of China and the Mandarin language. When discussing realism between

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