Movie Review : BKO (Bangkok Knockout)

September 25, 2011

Synopsis:
Play the game of death… only the strongest will survive.

From Director Panna Rittikrai, the legend of Thai cinema who brought us the stupefying fights of the ONG BAK films and BORN TO FIGHT. BANGKOK KNOCKOUT represents a new breed of action film, featuring a level of stunt and fight choreography never seen before in cinema. A group of nine “Fight Club” friends from different martial arts backgrounds… More »

From Director Panna Rittikrai, the legend of Thai cinema who brought us the stupefying fights of the ONG BAK films and BORN TO FIGHT. BANGKOK KNOCKOUT represents a new breed of action film, featuring a level of stunt and fight choreography never seen before in cinema.

A group of nine “Fight Club” friends from different martial arts backgrounds think they have just succeeded in a tournament audition for a Hollywood stunt film. When one of their friends is kidnapped, they find themselves thrust into a twisted game show where they face off against a multitude of lethal opponents. With the stakes at their most deadly, they must fight for survival and take on the game itself.

Review:
What an adventure… Hollywood can go kiss it if they wanna try and make action packed films. Asian cinema got it on LOCK!

To be absolutely honest, we didn’t know what to expect from this film nor did we go in having any expectations of it. But boy did it absolutely blow us away.

BKO : Bangkok Knockout isn’t one of those films that you watch for its story line or pretty/handsome actors or amazing plot. It’s more of a “fighting/blood sport” type film. Expect to see multiple fighting disciplines like Muay Thai, Capoeira, Kung Fu, and Tai Chi. Martial arts fans and, sorry to stereotype but, the guys will definitely be in for a treat.

The film starts off with 2 trained martial arts teams fighting for a spot to star in a Hollywood film, but little did they know that it was all for an underground gambling scheme a sleazy American businessman thought up to make a few bucks. The acting wasn’t spectacular, nor were the casts, cinematography or editing, but what was amazing about the film was the choreography of the fight sequences. You can tell instantly that director Panna Rittikrai put heaps of focus on the stunts and action sequences. Thumbs up indeed.

As a whole, it’s definitely an entertaining watch on a Saturday evening if you ask me. Cop your copy of BKO :Bangkok Knockout at Madman now.

Fat Kids Rating 7/10

Words by Benny Teh

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