The highlights of this film is the cinematography and the previews for another movie (Seven Swords) on the DVD! The intro had potential but the movie dragged in the middle before getting into some serious action toward the end. The Thai patriotism scene was really the stand up moment of the movie as well as the Buddhist priest scene in the midst of a gunfight. Perhaps the plot line is a little clearer to those who could listen to it in the original Thai but with sub-titles it is a stretch. It is a good escape from reality for about 96 minutes and the behind the scene stunt setups were also interesting. If you are expecting lots of martial arts action then this will be a disappointment. While Born to Fight may have been from the creators of Ong-Bak, they missed the target on this one. Is it a middle of the road, typical Thai action movie that may develop a limited following in the US.

Daew is a cop who has nailed the evil gunrunner General Yang, but his partner is killed in this case and Daew becomes depressed. To cheer him up, his sister invites him to join her and some friends at a small village to give food and toys to the villagers. What starts out as a trip to help people turns into a nightmare when Yang’s men arrive at the village and take over, demanding the release of Yang or a nuclear missile will hit Bangkok. It’s up to Daew and friends to stop them before it’s too late.

The premise of a nuclear missile was a bit over the top and significantly interferred with the ability to suspend belief.

Born To Fight is available through Amazon.

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