Unimaginatively plotted yet handsomely staged, this energetic prequel to Thai action star Tony Jaas 2003 martial arts epic takes us through the hellacious formative years of the orphan Tien, whos determined to fight every warrior, demon, and crocodile in the vicinity of the 15th-century kingdom of Ayutthaya, Thailand until he slays the cad who offed his dad. Contains about five minutes of peace and quiet, not counting the perfunctory temple dance scene. Kid can take a punch. Directed by Jaa and writer Panna Rittikai (98 min.).
Director: Tony Jaa
Writer: Panna Rittikrai
Producer: Panna Rittikrai
Cast: Tony Jaa, Sorapong Chatree, Sarunyu Wongkrachang, Nirut Sirichanya, Santisuk Promsiri, Primorata Dejudom, Patthama Panthong and Petchtai Wongkamlao