The Protector

Caught this movie this weekend. Didn’t know much about it other than it was a kung fu type movie and Quentin Tarantino had something to do with it (I saw his name in the commercial, think he help produce it or get it released in the US).

Like I said, I didn’t know much about it. The plot can be summed up as there are people raised to protect elephants for the king. One of these elephants is stolen. The guy charged with protecting it goes to retrieve it. Lots of action ensues.

Like Kung Fu Hustle (IMDB), I loved this movie. (Hustle was better, but this was just as much fun to watch, just not as intentionally funny.) Tony Jaa, who plays Kham the lead character (The Protector) likes to break bones, and he breaks a lot of them. He doesn’t seem to kill a lot of people, but he does leave them with lots of injuries. Many of them permanently debilitating. By the end of the movie, I couldn’t help but to laugh each time he broke a bone. He didn’t just break a bone on each person, it was typical two or three bones, and sometimes more. Crack, Crack, Crack! I couldn’t stop laughing.

If you like kung fu movies, you’ll love this. Enough plot to have a story and lot and lots of action.

And for those of you that are fans of Kung Fu Hustle, there is a sequel coming out.

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