Spirited Warrior details
|Starring:||Tony Jaa, Panna Rittikrai|
|Run time:||1 hour 30 minutes|
|Rental release:||07 May 2007|
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Still goodBy Naeem (40 reviews) from High Wycombe , 14 Jun 2007
[Highly rated reviewer]Yes, I can see people seeing tis and thinking its not that good. But a martial arts fan is a martial arts fan. Watch it!!!! Tony Jaa is always good to watch
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Poor film but fun to watchBy dobiqwolf (1 review) , 17 Nov 2012for a 2001 film it looks like an old chinese kungfu one from the '70s wich I love.
Anyway, the fights scenes are nice, Tony Jaa talk a lot more than in the following films he was in and Panna Rittikrai is still boss.
Not a great film but if you like old chinese kungfu films you will like this one.
Weird and not quite wonderful!By fractiousfeminista (4 reviews) from UK , 30 Sep 2010I rented it because it 'introduces' Tony Jaa as an actor, and he is amazing... anyway, it's one of the strangest martial arts films I've ever seen (and I've seen very many!)... that said, although I agree that Jaa's not in it that much, when he is he's great to watch (as ever), and anyway there're plenty good fight sequences whih make it well worth a look.
But while this movie's pretty cool in terms of martial arts choreography and bizarre-ness, it displays a peculiarly horrifying mix of racial and gender stereotypes alongside some seemingly far less offensive images! I guess it's a case of trying to get away with stereotypes simply by also having non (or at least less, or less negatively)-stereotypical characters?
Interesting, as an example, is that it has a female Japanese character who's great at fighting... until the final scene. Then she's a bit less good, and conveniently saved by a man who's handily suddenly better at fighting than she is. *rolls eyes* It's also very weird - and confusing, tbh - that while there are groups of characters from at least three different countries and ethnic groups, everyone's played by a Thai as far as I can tell!
Anyway, the most disturbing thing about the film is the character named 'Mute', who is - you guessed it - unable to speak (although not actually mute, somewhat bewilderingly, since he makes quite a lot of noises). Anyone out there writing on terrible representations of the 'disabled'? This is a film you have to see!!!
At the begining...Tony JaaBy spikeydaz (23 reviews) from cams , 01 Apr 2010This is a bit tame but I supose they've got to start somewhere...
Tony Jaa, you can see he's come alony way! From this film to where he is now, up there with Jackie Chan and Jet Li......
Keep going Tony Jaa!!!
Where's Tony Jaa?By Samgyubsal (2 reviews) from Bournemouth , 23 Dec 2009shockingly bad. possibly filmed on a camcorder and a bad one at that. ketchup for blood etc etc.I ended up skipping through looking for some Tony Jaa fight scenes but couldn't find him anywhere, I don't think he's in this movie. don't waste your time with this.
Spirited WarriorBy Generator (4 reviews) from Carluke , 22 Sep 2009A very early film, it is watchable but it took me a few glances to actually see when Tony Jaa was in it. It got to about 40 mins into it before i seen him and then that was it. A few fight seens with swords then he was no where to be seen. I think this is a film which has piggy backed on to the fact that he is is a big star now and rereleased it using him name as a selling point. The choreography was very good though and the fight scenes well executed. Some dodgy acting though but that's to be expected. Only for the martial arts purist.