Born to Fight (2004)

Reviewed by Morgoth Bauglir
November 18, 2010

Dan Chupong • Noppol Gomarachun • Sustisuk Phromsiri • Piyapong Pue-On • Somluck Kamsing • Amornthep Waewsaeng
Panna Rittikrai
Panna Rittikrai • Banlu Srisaeng
96 Minutes
Anamorphic Widescreen 1.85:1
ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 • THAI: Dolby Digital 5.1 • THAI: DTS 5.1
English • Spanish
Feature Commentary with Hong Kong Cinema Expert Bey Logan • The Making of an Action Epic, a 60 Minute Documentary • Action!: On the Set of Born to Fight • Original Theatrical Trailer • U.S. Promotional Trailer
Dragon Dynasty
1 – NTSC
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Dan Chupong stars as a cop who goes with his sister to a charity event that is supported by Thai Olympic athletes. His sister is a Taekwondo champion and many other real life Olympic champions are at the charity as well. When an evil army takes over the town where the charity is being held, the athletes must help the village fight the terrorists.
thoughts on the movie

This movie is all about the action, which I will talk about below. It is your average direct to TV action movie, but with some of the greatest stunts ever filmed.

was it funny?
At times. But there’s a very limited amount of comedy.
How was the Action?
The action is mostly stunts. All real stunts, though they do slip in a bit of C.G.I. There is the occasional fight, but it is all about the stunts in this movie. There are scenes where guys go flying through the air doing multiple flips and end with crashing into a burning frame of a building. Words can’t really describe how amazing the stunts are, it is just something you have to see for yourself. And don’t think that there are just 1 or 2 action stars in the movie. All of the actors can do their own stunts. The people who fight in the movie range anywhere from age 8 to 80. There is even a one-legged guy who gets to show off his skills. You also have the scene where they fight with real fire logs. Not a fire log hitting someone in the head once and then a cut, but long, extended takes of actors hitting ea ch other over and over again with real thick fire logs and embers flying in everyone’s eyes.

If you are a fan of the ultra low budget films that Panna made in the 80’s, you will be happy to see what he can do with an almost limitless budget.

Standout performance(s)

Dan Chupong, no doubt about it. Definitely an action star to look out for in future movies.

Buy or Pass
6 Reasons Why You Should BUY or PASS On This Movie
1. BUY if you are a fan of stunt movies.
2. BUY if you want to see Dan Chupong in a leading role.
3. BUY if you are a fan of stunt movies.
4. BUY if you are a fan of Panna Rittikrai’s work.
5. BUY if you are a fan of stunt movies.
6. PASS if you are not a fan of Thai action movies.