ActionFest 2 Redux 2 (ReRedux?)

There were so many films and events over the three days of ActionFest 2 that I missed a few of them. Here are a couple that I missed but hope to catch shortly. I’m posting these unseen as I’m devoting October to horror movies.

Little Big Soldier (2010) – Rated PG-13 for violence and action

Jackie Chan stars as a grizzled veteran who kidnaps a young enemy general (Lee-Hom Wang), then escorts him on a long journey to collect a reward, in this comic martial arts extravaganza set in the days of ancient China. But as their perilous road trip unfolds, the old soldier soon realizes he’s bitten off more than he can chew. Chan also wrote the screenplay for this film directed by Sheng Ding.

Word is that this was a pet project for Jackie Chan so long that he went from being the young enemy general in his screenplay to playing the grizzled veteran instead.

BKO: Bangkok Knockout (2010) – Rated R for violence and strong martial arts action, and some language.

When a mutual friend is kidnapped, highly trained members of an exclusive fight club pool their talents — including expert skills in kung fu, muay Thai and capoeira — to bring the attackers to justice.

Director Panna Rittikrai made the stunt spectacular Ong-Bak movies. This one does not star Tony Jaa but I’m looking forward to checking out the muay Thai.

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