The Protector 2
Charley McMullen: This one doesn’t appear to be for me, really. I have nothing fundamentally against modern kung fu movies, and Magnet Films is on something of a hot streak in terms of releasing low-budget diamonds in the rough lately, but this one looks like it values stunts and action sequences above any form of comprehensible story, so I will probably be passing on this one.
Justin Widerski: To be honest I’ve never heard of “The Protector,” but I have heard of it’s star Tony Ja. He seems to be the latest martial arts actor to be slowly entering the mainstream, replacing the likes of Jackie Chan and Jet Li. The film itself looks fairly low-budget, enough so that I’m somewhat surprised it’s getting a theater release. Not that that’s a comment on the film’s quality, because it actually looks pretty cool. The plot is straight-forward, but has a lot of potential and amazingly enough, the action is fairly decipherable! A true rarity these days, enough so that I’d be curious to check this out on video.
Alex Jowski: I’ m mostly for this. The action looks great and it’s the perfect vehicle for the Thai action GOD Tony Jaa. The movie already came out in Thailand last year to some good reviews. I am not a fan of The RZA’s acting but I tolerate him in a movie like this because of his love for the genre – he’s not just lending his name to something for a quick buck, he’s participating in something he actually enjoys which I can certainly appreciate. I’ll catch this movie as soon as it hits Redbox because the chances of it playing in this white mountain-town community is zero to none.
Martha Page: This is really not my kind of movie at all. And damn it – why did they have to make The RZA look exactly like K.C. Collins from Lost Girl. They were trying to trick me! The sneaky bastards!
Misterss J: Asians & crazy martial arts. If you don’t know whether I would be willing to see this movie or not, you don’t know me… And I henceforth deduct -500 minion points from you.
mister X: tony jaa can kick ass the same way rza can’t act…but notice the credits at the end:
no writers listed
that’s a VERY bad sign if u expect a story with ya fisticuffs
Mike White: I was a big fan of Tony Jaa’s work when I first saw him in Ong Bak. Then I started hearing that he had lost his mind. After that, I quit watching his movies. I haven’t seen the first Protector so I’m not sure if I can follow the intricacies of The Protector 2, especially since it lacks elephants but gains RZA and, after trying to watch The Man with the Iron Fists… my hopes are low.
Glenn Criddle: I want to like this, I really do. It has a lot of stuff that I like but my god does a lot of it look fake (which of course it is but it shouldn’t). It’s got that weird Crouching Dragon kinda floaty feel about it without the setting to justify it and that’s very distracting. I’d give this a go possibly but I think if I’m noticing the joins on a small screen with a non maximised Youtube player than this could look pretty bad on a huge cinema screen. Overall I’m not sold on this and that’s a shame because it looks like it could have been so much better.