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The Protector

MPAA Rating: R-Rating (MPAA) for pervasive strong violence and some sexual content
not reviewed
Moviemaking Quality:

Primary Audience:
Thriller, Action, Adventure, Crime, Foreign, Comedy
1 hr. 50 min.
Year of Release:
USA Release:
September 8, 2006 (wide)
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Featuring: Tony Jaa, Petchthai Wongkamlao, Bongkot Kongmalai, Jing Xing, Johnny Nguyen
Director: Prachya Pinkaew
Producer: Somsak Techaratanaprasert, Prachya Pinkaew, Sukanya Wongsathapat
Distributor: Distributor: The Weinstein Company. Trademark logo.
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“Vengeance knows no mercy.”

Here’s what the distributor says about their film: “Kham’s life is turned upside down when an international mafia syndicate, based in Australia, captures his two beloved elephants and smuggles them thousands of kilometers away to Sydney. The two elephants are far more than mere animals to Kham and his father; they are part of his family and were being prepared to be presented as a token of devotion to his Majesty the King of Thailand.

The only way Kham can possibly save the animals is by venturing into a foreign land for the first time. Taking on a mafia group to rescue two elephants from a foreign country presents a huge challenge, even for a martial arts master like Kham. Despite the help of Sergeant Mark, a Thai police Sergeant based in Australia, and Pla, a Thai girl forced into modern day slavery, the going gets tough. They must take on the ruthless gang of Madame Rose, whose henchmen include Johnny, a Vietnamese thief and martial arts expert, and the hulking TK. Kham has no choice but to risk his own life for the animals he loves.”

Viewer CommentsSend your comments
Neutral—I went to see this movie with 4 of my friends. The actual filming of the movie was the equivalent to a house hold camera, but for most of the scenes you could tell that they used better equipment. The movie itself was pretty hard to follow due to the fact that it was in Thai, and had a horrible job for it being dubbed for some parts. The fight scenes in the movie were incredible. If anyone has seen the movie “ong bak thai warrior” then you should expect the same style of movie, but with a better budget. There was very little to almost no profanity; there might have been a couple uses of the s-word, but other than that not a lot. The only scene that was offensive to watch was a brief scene were there are 2 women in a mud bath with one guy while another one does a seduction dance towards another male. There wasn’t much skin due to the mud covering them. The film has an est. 20 min fight scene that involves the main character breaking anywhere in the range of 30 to 50 arms, legs, necks, and joints. All in all, the movie is worth seeing at least once, if you would like to see a movie with great martial arts, but not worth viewing if you are looking for a film with good acting, and good filming. It is also interesting to view the life, and culture of the characters in this movie.
My Ratings: Offensive / 2
Kyle, age 18