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Manop Udomdej's The Vanquisher is a B-movie out of Thailand that doesn't live up to the hype.The story, at least in the early going, is difficult to grasp. There are many time jumps, things feel choppy, all the while a number of characters receive a lot of focus. In other words, it isn't easy to distinguish who this film solely revolves around. Characters come and go and everything gradually consolidates together, but by then it doesn't matter because nearly all of the final 45 minutes is just action.The action is the highlight of the film thanks to some swords, guns, hand to hand combat, and motorcycles. It is also nice to see females doing most of the damage. For the most part these segments are good, despite some dark settings and mediocre camera angles.The acting is unimpressive, but tolerable. The dialogue is made up of Thai, English, and some Japanese. The English comes across as unnatural as if the actors are reading right off of a script. Sopita Sribanchuen and Kessarin Ektawatkul are the two women to be on the lookout for. The latter is hotter and more impressive with her fights. Jacqueline Apitananon, who uses a good mixture of English and Thai, and Pete Thongchua are the other notables that are involved in the action.At just under 90 minutes, The Vanquisher serves as a brief moment of females crossing swords and exchanging blows. Still, it is one to pass up on.
- skactopus, Friday, April 8, 2011
Average Thai action and little lack of English subtitles because I believe there are some English languages. I'm disappointed about the dialogue already made up as what I wished to have full Thai language. Thai actresses Sopita Sribanchuen and Kessarin Ektwatkul kick their asses onto the Japanese ninjas on the final 45 minutes - so impressive. But the acting is unimpressive.
- deano, Monday, May 9, 2011