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Manit (Jon Foo, TEKKEN, STREET FIGHTER LEGACY) was only ten years old when they killed his parents. A brutal, thoughtless murder, which included putting a bullet in his own brain.
They should have finished the job.
Rescued from death by a master of Muay Thai boxing, and afflicted with ataraxia - a brain injury that removes all human emotion - Manit has spent his life training to be a killing machine.
It's 20 years later, and he's coming for them all. With fists, feet, and bloody vengeance, he's going to make them wish they were dead already.
As the film opens we get to see an honest cop and his wife murdered and their kid get shot in the head as well by the masked killers. The boy survives the a bullet shot to his head but those responsible are looking to finish the job so a nurse sneaks the boy out of the hospital and takes him to a remote village where a martial artist nurses the boy back to health and then teaches him how to fight, something he will need later. The shot to the head has left the boy with no emotions, he is pretty much a heartless killer with no feelings of happiness or sadness. Later those who killed his parents find out where he is and attempt to finish him off but what they don't know is that he is also looking to hand out his own brand of vengeance.
"Bangkok Revenge" isn't on the level of Ong Bak but it is still a highly entertaining film that has an decent story, interesting characters and plenty of action. With a film like this all you really want is action and you get plenty of it. Besides the few times the action was off camera most of it is full center and like all Thai films it is fast and brutal.
Like I said before the story here isn't amazing, but it is decent and it does toss in a few twists along the way as well. Acting wise the cast did a pretty good job playing their roles. "Bangkok Revenge" isn't the best of its kind but it is a solid revenge film that has plenty of exciting fight scenes that gets the blood flowing. I enjoyed this little action film for what it was and it didn't disappoint, there is plenty to like both in story and in action. If you like a good Martial Arts film then I recommend checking this one out.
Released by Well Go USA
*** 1/2 Out Of *****