After his true identity is exposed, undercover cop Kit (Wu Jing) is sent to a corrupt Thai prison by the gang he infiltrated, while his police unit erases all evidence that he was ever an officer. There, a guard named Chai (Tony Jaa) discovers that Kit is a bone-marrow match for his daughter, who desperately needs a transplant. The unlikely partners must find a way to secretly escape from the brutal prison and save Chai's daughter. Pou-Soi Cheang directed this martial-arts action thriller.~Daniel Gelb
Initially I did not think this movie was going to live up to the SPL Killzone original, but the story telling was well done and the fights had you on the fence as to who you would want to win. I was surprised to see Tony Jaa doing a more serious roles with dialogue than in prior films where he had limited lines and did nothing but stunts.
I really got this for the action and the incredible martial arts actors. I could have done without the heart string pulling subplot that didn't make any sense at the end. I do like gritty action sequences, so some of these choreographed moments enhanced by CG had me going, "C'mon! No way!" but all in all, a good flick to sit back and enjoy.
Anytime you have TONY JAA in a movie , you know that just like Bruce Lee , Jet Li , your gonna watch a great fight film. Tony JAA has elevated the current crop of Martial Arts genre films. With new fighting style and incredible physical talent , he brings a reborn excitement to the loved genre . Must see movie. Ever since I saw his skills on the ONG BOK series , I liked the new excitement his skills brought.
I love this film. To me, this is Tony Jaa's best film since ONG BAK. During some fight scenes, there is some occasional use of wirework, but it didn't really bother me. I don't think that this movie is as fun as THE RAID movies by Gareth Evans, but I think that it's far more impressive than the cgi action films that Hollywood puts out.
The best aspect of this movie is the fight action, natch. Tony Jaa & Wu Jing deliver the goods in plenty of action scenes & the villains are no pushovers either. There is some wire-fu but not enough to distract. Asian action flicks also utilize the absolute latest in hi-tech gimmicks (K.Z. 2 features cell phones) & that is where the movie stumbles a bit.The phone technology here inspires a story made up of some pretty wild coincidences so I would suggest you use the sub-title option to understand whats going on. The scenario presented here is not impossible but it took two viewings for me. So... Great action, complex plot, surreal ending.
Tony jaa back on the right track. Past several movies by him were bad - was not disappointed by this movie. Story was a bit of a stretch but fight scenes were well done. Highly recommend if into martial arts flicks