Chocolate is a movie which sits closely to the ones made by Tony Jaa, namely "Ong Bak" and "Warrior King". To show the movies closeness to the Jaa movies it even features scenes of the leading lady watching the above mentioned.
At first it seems quite quirky that the girl is doing the exact same martial arts moves which Tony Jaa but after a while it just becomes boring, you just get the sense of "i've seen this before".
The director, Prachya Pinkaew was also the man who brought us "Ong Bak" and "Warrior King", but unfortunately with this movie he doesn't bring anything new to the table.
Not to take anything away from the young leading lady, she is very talented and obviously has trained hard for many years. But at times the fights look overly choreographed, you can see some of the stunt men walking into the move, you can see them positioning themselves so the next thing can happen. Also, in comparison to the action in the Tony Jaa movies this seems a little slowed down, the fights scenes don't look as fast and fluent as you'd expect for a blockbuster martial arts flick.
Overall: Chocolate is another Thai movie showing the impressiveness of Muay Thai martial arts but unfortunately it doesn't bring us anything we haven't seen before. The majority of the fight scenes are copies of Tony Jaa movies, and the ones which are different just don't compare.
The story is generally slow, it takes quite some time to get into the action and when it does start it seems to be non stop with one fight after the other, making it rather tiring.
This isn't a bad movie but its not as good as all the hype, there are better choices on the market for both Muay Thai and Martial Arts in general.