Thursday, February 4, 2010

February 5

Maybe I should wait, but Tony Jaa 's on the fence between legendary and ignominity. I saw "Ong-Bak" in the theaters in 2006, and saw what thousands of fans saw: the best aspects of Jackie Chan and Jean-Claude Van Damme pressed into one frame. So what happened? After "The Protector", he had a falling out with "Ong Bak" director Prachya Pinkaew, decided to direct "Ong-Bak 2" himself, and proceeded to go Joaquin Phoenix during production. "Ong-Bak 2" didn't set the world on fire, but number 3's coming out this fall anyway.
What's next, Tony? DTV supremacy? Immigrate to Hong Kong? Return Sly's calls and appear in "The Expendables 2"? Live in the forest with the elephants?
Here's a greatest hits clip of Mr Jaa in action, with the hope that there's more to come...

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