First trailer for Tony Jaa’s Tom Yum Goong 2

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After many delays, after lots of doubt, here it is: our first look at Tom Yum Goong 2 (The Protector 2) starring Tony Jaa and directed by Prachya Pinkaew. And it’s darn nice for a first taste.

Lots of 80s and 90s-style Hong Kong action with a Thai twist, which is what made Jaa’s two best films (Ong-Bak and the first Tom Yum Goong) so good. There’s a brief glimpse at the badass Jeeja Yanin, who’s a fine martial arts star in her own right, but this will no doubt be Jaa’s vehicle for a comeback. (Let us never speak of Ong-Bak 2 or Ong-Bak 3 again.) 

We’ll keep you posted as more info about Tom Yum Goong 2 becomes available. But hey, at least the movie is finally coming out.

Hubert Vigilla
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