Tom Yum Goong 2
|Tom Yum Goong 2|
Thai poster for Tom Yum Goong 2
|Directed by||Prachya Pinkaew|
|Written by||Eakisit Thairaat|
|Music by||Terdsak Janpan|
|Running time||103 minutes|
Tom Yum Goong 2 (Thai: ต้มยำกุ้ง 2), known in English as The Protector 2, is a 2013 Thai martial arts film directed by Prachya Pinkaew. The film is a sequel to Pinkaew's Tom-Yum-Goong, with actors Tony Jaa and Petchtai Wongkamlao reprising their roles as Kham and Mark from the first movie.
Kham (Tony Jaa) refuses to sell his elephant Khon to the trader, Suchart Vilawandei (Adinan Buntanaporn) who plans on selling it to someone who works for the gangster LC (Rza). Kham later finds Vilawandei dead at his home in Bangkok, and his two nieces, martial artists Ping-ping (Yanin "Jeeja" Vismitananda) and Sue-sue (Theerada Kittiseriprasert), think he is responsible. While escaping from them, Kham meets his old friend Sergeant Mark (Mum Jokmok), who informs Kham about a terrorist plot to disrupt the Kantana peace talks in Bangkok.
- Tony Jaa as Kham
- Petchtai Wongkamlao as Sergeant Mark
- Marrese Crump as No. 2
- Yanin "Jeeja" Vismistananda as Ping-ping
- Rhatha Phongam as No. 20
- Rza as Mr. LC and No. 00
Tom Yum Goong 2 went into production in August 2011. The script was written by Eakasit Thairaat who previously had written scripts of the Thai films 13 Beloved (2006), Body (2007) and Long Weekend (2013).
The film was released in Thailand on 23 October 2013. The film debuted at number one in the box office in Thailand grossing US$684,406 in its opening weekend. The film grossed a total of US$1,776,546 in Thailand.
Film Business Asia gave the film a rating of seven out of ten, stating that "the action coming fast and furious, especially when the script basically gives up any pretence at coherency halfway through. The only differences are that Jaa abandons his usual claim to fame of not using wire-work or visual effects, and the film is lighter on the masochism that has permeated most of his work." The South China Morning Post gave the film a rating of three out of five, noting that the film "overcomes a clumsy, complicated set-up and unimpressive 3-D to deliver the requisite thrills."
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