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Anyone familiar with Quentin Tarantino knows he has a love for martial arts movies and cult films. So no one should be surprised to see his name in the credits of "The Protector," which he presents to American audiences.
After Ong-Bak and The Protector, Jaa has proven without a shadow of doubt that he is the real deal. Now I want to see him in a real movie, not just a showcase. This movie is a mess, but you ignore it because Jaa is so mesmerizing.
Listen, I can't in good conscience recommend this thing. Even as a guilty pleasure, the acting and story or so bad even Uwe Boll would be embarrassed to have them on display in one of his misbegotten features.
The Protector is a bad film with a great star and some truly amazing action sequences. The movie is lackluster mainly because the Weinstein Co. and 'presenter' Quentin Tarantino have taken a Thai film and trimmed it from 109 minutes to about 80.
Fun, violent, and featuring some great scenes of lumbering elephants, it isn't art, it isn't particularly skillful craft (outside of the fight scenes and RZA's aural contributions), but it's an awfully good time.