History Film / TomYumGoong

2nd Feb '16 1:23:36 PM fgenzo159
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''Tom-Yum-Goong'' (Thai: ต้มยำกุ้ง; IPA: [tôm jɑm kûŋ], distributed as ''Warrior King'' in the UK, as ''The Protector'' in the US, as ''Thai Dragon'' in Spain, as ''Revenge of the Warrior'' in Germany and as ''The honor of the Dragon'' in French) is a 2005 [[UsefulNotes/{{Thailand}} Thai]] [[MartialArtsMovie martial arts film]] starring Tony Jaa. The film was directed by Prachya Pinkaew, who also directed Jaa's prior breakout film OngBak. As with Ong Bak, the fights were choreographed by Jaa and his mentor, Panna Rittikrai. In the United States, it was endorsed by Creator/QuentinTarantino as "Quentin Tarantino Presents: The Protector".

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''Tom-Yum-Goong'' (Thai: ต้มยำกุ้ง; IPA: [tôm jɑm kûŋ], distributed as ''Warrior King'' in the UK, as ''The Protector'' in the US, as ''Thai Dragon'' in Spain, as ''Revenge of the Warrior'' in Germany and as ''The honor ''Honor of the Dragon'' in French) is a 2005 [[UsefulNotes/{{Thailand}} Thai]] [[MartialArtsMovie martial arts film]] starring Tony Jaa. The film was directed by Prachya Pinkaew, who also directed Jaa's prior breakout film OngBak. As with Ong Bak, the fights were choreographed by Jaa and his mentor, Panna Rittikrai. In the United States, it was endorsed by Creator/QuentinTarantino as "Quentin Tarantino Presents: The Protector".
2nd Feb '16 1:23:09 PM fgenzo159
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''Tom-Yum-Goong'' (Thai: ต้มยำกุ้ง; IPA: [tôm jɑm kûŋ], distributed as ''Warrior King'' in the UK, as ''The Protector'' in the US, as ''Thai Dragon'' in Spain, and as ''Revenge of the Warrior'' in Germany) is a 2005 [[UsefulNotes/{{Thailand}} Thai]] [[MartialArtsMovie martial arts film]] starring Tony Jaa. The film was directed by Prachya Pinkaew, who also directed Jaa's prior breakout film OngBak. As with Ong Bak, the fights were choreographed by Jaa and his mentor, Panna Rittikrai. In the United States, it was endorsed by Creator/QuentinTarantino as "Quentin Tarantino Presents: The Protector".

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''Tom-Yum-Goong'' (Thai: ต้มยำกุ้ง; IPA: [tôm jɑm kûŋ], distributed as ''Warrior King'' in the UK, as ''The Protector'' in the US, as ''Thai Dragon'' in Spain, and as ''Revenge of the Warrior'' in Germany) Germany and as ''The honor of the Dragon'' in French) is a 2005 [[UsefulNotes/{{Thailand}} Thai]] [[MartialArtsMovie martial arts film]] starring Tony Jaa. The film was directed by Prachya Pinkaew, who also directed Jaa's prior breakout film OngBak. As with Ong Bak, the fights were choreographed by Jaa and his mentor, Panna Rittikrai. In the United States, it was endorsed by Creator/QuentinTarantino as "Quentin Tarantino Presents: The Protector".
4th Sep '15 10:18:20 PM trixus
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*UnskilledButStrong: The giant wrestlers are Kham biggest challenge even though they just toss him around, but when the people who can toss around a baby elephant get a hold of you it's gonna hurt. Kham does way better in the rematch by focusing on the GiantMook opened skull.
1st Sep '15 10:28:38 AM Cieloazul
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* ArtisticLicensePhysics: Por Yai's tusks somehow cushion Kham's fall from a helicopter instead of breaking his entire skeleton.

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* ArtisticLicensePhysics: Por Yai's Elephant tusks somehow cushion Kham's fall from a helicopter instead of breaking his entire skeleton.skeleton like if he had hit the ground.



* TheBrute: TK, the giant wrestler.



* DanceBattler: Lateef Crowder, a real life famous UsefulNotes/{{capoeira}} practitioner.
** Also a OneSceneWonder. Even though his fight scene was cut short due to an on-set injury, it is still one of the highlights of the movie.

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* DanceBattler: The capoerista, played by Lateef Crowder, a real life famous UsefulNotes/{{capoeira}} practitioner.
** Also a OneSceneWonder. Even though his fight scene was cut short due to an on-set injury, it is still one of the highlights of the movie.
practitioner.



** The capoeira fighter, with agile low kicks and ground work.

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** The capoeira fighter, with agile low spinning kicks and ground work.



* GiantMook: Nathan Jones as "huge scary guy."
* GoodScarsEvilScars: The capoeirista has "PRAY" carved into his chest, and he certainly give reasons to do it. Doubles as a BadassBoast.

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* GiantMook: Nathan Jones as "huge scary guy."
TK and his team of mooks are all incredibly huge.
* GoodScarsEvilScars: The capoeirista has "PRAY" carved into his chest, and he certainly give gives reasons to do it. Doubles as a BadassBoast.



* JustHitHim: The GiantMook (well, all of them) tend to throw Kham around rather than just hitting him. If they simply punched or strangled him [[spoiler: he never would've gotten the elephant bones that he used to defeat them]].
* KickTheDog: Madame Rose showing off [[spoiler:the bones of the elephant Por Yai she captured, in a bizarre cross between taxidermy and modern art. A literal ElephantInTheLivingRoom!]]

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* JustHitHim: The GiantMook (well, all of them) TK and his guys tend to throw Kham around rather than just hitting him. If they simply punched or strangled him [[spoiler: he never would've gotten the elephant bones that he used to defeat them]].
them]].
* KickTheDog: Madame Rose showing off [[spoiler:the bones of the elephant Por Yai she captured, in a bizarre and really naff cross between taxidermy and modern art. A literal ElephantInTheLivingRoom!]]



* NoSell: The GiantMook in the temple allows Kham to land several undefended blows to his upper body, provoking Kham to hit him harder. It isn't until Kham lands a blow to his head and draws blood (which it takes the guy a moment to notice) that he promptly picks Kham up and throws him against a pillar.

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* NoSell: The GiantMook in the temple TK allows Kham to land several undefended blows to his upper body, provoking Kham to hit him harder. It isn't until Kham lands a blow to his head and draws blood (which it takes the guy a moment to notice) that he promptly picks Kham up and throws him against a pillar.



* ProductionPosse: Not just Tony Jaa and the director, but Humlae and his sister from OngBak also appear.



* WhipItGood: Madame Rose.

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* WhipItGood: Madame Rose.Rose uses a whip to intrude in Kham's fight against the giant mooks at the end.
27th Aug '15 1:37:05 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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** Later, Kham barely notices to the rain of blows the mooks are landing on him during his HeroicBSOD; In this instance, the emotional pain he's experiencing is overriding any physical pain.

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** Later, Kham barely notices to the rain of blows the mooks are landing on him during his HeroicBSOD; In this instance, the emotional pain he's experiencing is overriding any physical pain. pain... [[LetsGetDangerous until one mook makes the mistake of stabbing him.]]
9th May '15 8:10:21 PM Kuruni
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-->--'''{{Seanbaby}}''', telling it like it is.

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-->--'''{{Seanbaby}}''', -->--'''Creator/{{Seanbaby}}''', telling it like it is.
9th May '15 12:30:31 PM Beedle
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* OpenSaysMe: Kham has a habit of kicking people through doors to get them open.
25th Feb '15 3:37:14 AM Qube
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* NoSell: The GiantMook in the temple gives Kham several undefended blows to his upper body, provoking Kham to hit him harder. It isn't until Kham lands a blow to his head and draws blood (which it takes the guy a moment to notice) that he promptly picks Kham up and throws him against a pillar.

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* NoSell: The GiantMook in the temple gives allows Kham to land several undefended blows to his upper body, provoking Kham to hit him harder. It isn't until Kham lands a blow to his head and draws blood (which it takes the guy a moment to notice) that he promptly picks Kham up and throws him against a pillar.
24th Feb '15 3:11:36 PM Qube
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* BloodKnight: The capoeirista in the temple seems to be enjoying himself far more than Kham is; He smiles and laughs while fighting, and stops several times when he has the upper hand to taunt Kham.



* DittoFighter: Several fighters give Kham serious trouble until he adopts their manner of fighting;
** The capoeira fighter, with agile low kicks and ground work.
** The wushu fighter, by weilding weapons of his own.
** Johnny, by matching his [[ExtremityExtremist kicks with fists]].
** The [[GiantMook giant mooks]], by augmenting the power of his fists with [[spoiler: elephant bones]].



* NeverBringAKnifeToAFistFight: The mook Kham intimidates with the street lamp.
** Later, getting stabbed is what snaps Kham out of his HeroicBSOD.
* NoSell: The GiantMook in the temple gives Kham several undefended blows to his upper body, provoking Kham to hit him harder. It isn't until Kham lands a blow to his head and draws blood (which it takes the guy a moment to notice) that he promptly picks Kham up and throws him against a pillar.
** Later, Kham barely notices to the rain of blows the mooks are landing on him during his HeroicBSOD; In this instance, the emotional pain he's experiencing is overriding any physical pain.



* PunchPunchPunchUhOh: When Kham first encounters the wrestler in the temple, his punches and kicks just make the guy growl louder.

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* PunchPunchPunchUhOh: When Kham first encounters the wrestler in the temple, his punches and kicks just make the guy growl louder.
24th Feb '15 2:42:29 PM Qube
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* GoodScarsEvilScars: The capoeirista has "PRAY" carved into his chest, and he certainly give reasons to do it.

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* GoodScarsEvilScars: The capoeirista has "PRAY" carved into his chest, and he certainly give reasons to do it. Doubles as a BadassBoast.


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* TheUnfavorite: It is heavily suggested (and outright stated in the original dialogue) that the reason Madame Rose is being passed over for control of the family business is because she is {{Transsexual}}.
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