Tom Yum Goong 2 aka The Protector 2 marks the return of Tony Jaa after a few years of craziness following Ong Bak 3. Fans are glad to have him back, even if this film isn’t the best look for him. Word on the street is that the plot and 3d FX are lacking. However, with films like A Man Will Rise, Fast & Furious 7, Skin Trade & SPL II in the works, this film may still be a good primer to get back into the Tony Jaa flow. This is already on 18 or more US on-demand outlets today. The release is set for July 29th, 2014 on Blu-ray & DVD from Magnet / Magnolia.
Synopsis: “Kham (Tony Jaa) refuses to sell his elephant Khon to the trader, Suchart Vilawandei (Adinan Buntanaporn) who plans on selling it to someone who works for the gangster LC (Rza). Kham later finds Vilawandei dead at his home in Bangkok, and his two nieces, martial artists Ping-ping (Yanin “Jeeja” Vismitananda) and Sue-sue (Theerada Kittiseriprasert), think he is responsible. While escaping from them, Kham meets his old friend Sergeant Mark (Mum Jokmok), who informs Kham about a terrorist plot to disrupt the Kantana peace talks in Bangkok.”
The Protector 2 has a run time of approximately 104 minutes and is rated R.
Staring Tony Jaa, Yanin “Jeeja” Vismitananda, Mum Jokmok, Marrese Crump & The Rza. Directed By Prachya Pinkaew.