After the rescue mission of two beloved elephants in Sydney, Australia in the movie The Protector (2005), a young man named Kham returned to his hometown in Thailand to live peacefully with an adult elephant named Khon. In part 2 of The Protector, actor Tony Jaa continues to make the audience's heart flutter and suspense with fiery martial arts fights, true to Thai martial arts, and does not disappoint many audiences in front of the big screen. . However, perhaps due to too much momentum about showing off martial arts and using more than ¾ of the time to develop this content, the film is almost abandoned in terms of script structure as well as details, dialogue, things. This may upset some other movie lovers.
At the beginning of the film, Guardian 2 takes place in the context of a fictional republic of Katana that has just restored peace after years of secessionist war. The visit of two leaders of the two opposing factions to Thailand set the stage for a terrorist attack to destroy both leaders. A secret organization has secretly taken the elephant Khon away, forcing Kham to set out to find the elephant. Along the way, he must confront countless dangers, reunite with his old friend Sergeant Mark, and at the same time have to deal with a misunderstood relationship with two young girls who are also full of martial arts.
Throughout the movie, from the moment Kham goes to find Khon until the screen closes, viewers are almost overwhelmed by the continuous martial arts fights. Muay Thai is inherently one of the attractive elements of Thai cinema, so the film has sought to make the most of this factor. Perhaps, to avoid boredom for these fights, the production team also cleverly incorporated many different types of characters into it. Kham not only has to deal with ordinary players, but his opponents are very diverse, from the boxers with muscular bodies from the West to the sexy, seductive girl, the boss's girlfriend. LC. From two small, agile and sharp white girls with powerful needles to Interpol police with modern weapons. Especially, The wing turns the chase screen with more than 300 motorbikes running on the road However, it is also because of that grandeur that towards the end, the martial arts scenes become a bit boring and a bit too… unfair for the evil side. When he reunited with Khon the elephant at Thailand's great welcome ceremony for Katana, Kham almost became an ... immortal because he was constantly beaten and cornered until the end but still only dropped a few drops. blood but no sign of exhaustion. Exaggerating Kham's resilience may honor him, but it inadvertently makes the film stale and enters a somewhat forced rut. Besides, Guardian 2's scenario is only average, even if judged strictly, can be below average. The writer and director hardly spent a single moment developing the fates and personalities of the characters. Except for Kham and the elephant Khon, maybe some viewers already know, most of the rest are strangers and if introduced more carefully, they will probably win a lot of love from the audience. from there, the martial arts phase will create more emotions. In Guardians 2, almost every time the character speaks two or three sentences, a fight takes place. And so on until the end of the movie. It can be said that Guardian 2 has fulfilled the first task that many audiences have set: offering top-notch martial arts performances. But filmmakers inadvertently forget a basic task that every movie should have: build a good script. So, if you are not too fastidious in terms of logic, pacing or story leading, Guardian 2 is also a movie worth your consideration.