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Deu, a beautiful but rough girl, gets kidnapped by a mysterious organization. At that moment, a man named Sanim helps Deu escape from her abductors. This changes Deu's life. Deu meet's Sanim's friends, a motley group, who fight for the same goal. Sanim's group all lost loved one to the same mysterious organization that attempted to kidnap Deu. The mysterious group is known as "Jaguar" and they seek out girls with special abilities. To prevent any more victims, Deu trains with Sanim's friends and attempts to uncover the mysterious behind "Jaguar". Deu then decides to act as the bait as she waits to be kidnapped by "Jaguar" once again. (Source: AsianWiki.com) Edit Translation

  • English
  • magyar / magyar nyelv
  • dansk
  • Norsk
  • Country: Thailand
  • Type: Movie
  • Release Date: Aug 12, 2009
  • Duration: 1 hr. 52 min.
  • Score: 7.2 (scored by 182 users)
  • Ranked: #8118
  • Popularity: #14266
  • Content Rating: 15+ - Teens 15 or older

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The Butterfly
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Mar 11, 2024
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Overall 7.0
Story 6.0
Acting/Cast 7.0
Music 6.5
Rewatch Value 7.0

"My heart belongs to me"

Raging Phoenix starred Thai kicker Jeeja Yanin. The story was weak as was some of the acting, but those are not the priorities in this genre of movie. Did Jeeja kick, elbow, and pummel her enemies in style? Yes. Was the fight choreography as incredible as Chocolate? No. But most of the fights were entertaining.

Brokenhearted Deu escapes from a kidnapping and is rescued by a stranger named Sanim. He battles fighters that wouldn’t have been out of place in a Road Warrior movie. Or a parkour street fight with razor prosthetics. His team is made up of three other fighters-Dogsh*t, Pigsh*t, and Bullsh*t. They’ve all lost women in their lives to the kidnappers and are resolved to bring the Jaguar gang down and rescue the surviving victims. The men practice Meyraiyuth, a form of drunken Muay Thai. Before you can say, “Wax on, wax off,” Deu is a proficient fighter. She’s willing to be used as bait to find the headquarters of the bad guys and where the women are being kept. Nothing goes that easy and they will all find themselves in considerable peril.

The story was thin and filled with man pain tropes. Jeeja Yanin had enough acting ability for what the role called for and there’s something about her that is likeable. Kazu Tang who was usually employed as a stuntman or fight choreographer was fine as the determined Sanim and object of Deu’s unrequited love. The Poop Brothers weren’t very strong actors but conveyed enough meaning to keep the story going. Though their first thirty minutes was filled with slapstick comedy that five-year-olds would appreciate.

The fights were well choreographed and the wire-work, for the most part, blended in. There was plenty of action that didn’t require any special effects help. Jeeja and Kazu were fun to watch as they kicked, bounced, and spun. Both were quick and athletic. The fight between Jeeja and Roongtawan Jindasing’s evil Jaguar had some moves that appeared all too real and bone crushing. The Poop Brothers’ style came across as a combination of Meyraiyuth and break dancing. I’ve never seen a fighting style that required spinning on one’s head! Raging Phoenix wouldn’t win any awards for the CGI backdrops to the fights, they were pretty bad. For a lower budget film, I didn’t mind.

If you are looking for a coherent and tightly written story, this won’t be it. If you are looking for superb acting, best to pass. If you enjoy high flying, flipping, crushing knee kicks and elbow hits and kickass women fighting, this might be the ticket.

11 March 2024

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  • Movie: Raging Phoenix
  • Country: Thailand
  • Release Date: Aug 12, 2009
  • Duration: 1 hr. 52 min.
  • Content Rating: 15+ - Teens 15 or older

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  • Score: 7.2 (scored by 182 users)
  • Ranked: #8118
  • Popularity: #14266
  • Watchers: 367

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