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Chocolate

Featuring: JeeJa Yanin, Ammara Siripong & Hiroshi Abe

Format: DVD | Rating: 18 years & over

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  "..TOP MARTIAL ARTS ACTION.."

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This is another epic martial arts movie in the tradition of Ong-Bak, very stylish and unique fight scenes that are very well performed by the female lead, she can really take care of herself, if your big into martial arts and love Tony Jaa then this is a must its just awesome!!

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  Compelling

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This is an amazing film that manages to blend amazing fight sequences with a solid storyline. For someone who gets easily bored with long fight scenes, I was suprised at how I remained enthralled throughout the film.
The highlight is the Tourette's fighter!!!

  great action and story

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really great action film with a great story well worth a watch more than once , woot

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  Chocolate

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Chocolate is a film full of fantastic fight scenes with a pretty good story to back it all up. The hero of the story is an unlikley one but you can't help but fall in love. There is plenty going to keep any viewer hooked till the end credits. A must see.

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  Deja Vu

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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.

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  well worth buying

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I watched this film awhile back now but still cant get it out of my head and wanting to watch it again and again.. Ive always liked martial art films but never got into asian cinema properly until i lost my hearing and had to rely on subtitles.. I started to watch this film not thinking much about it maybe was put off with everyone comparing it to ong bak which i didnt like and thought it was over hyped. I loved the way this film builds up to a young woman that knows what she wants and goes out to get it with her disability. If you like martial arts and can put up with subtitles and a bit of humour, not to much just enough to make you smile, then this film is for you.

P.S tony jam jar noo thank you...Jet li films yes please..

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  good but could have been better

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Frustrating!, too much time spent setting the scene for the (ludicrous) storyline. The fighting scenes are very impressive (though not in the tony jaa league), the fight locations very inventive indeed!, but why do we have to have so much tedious background?, it is not the kind of film you buy for the acting, so cut out all but the bare minimum, and get more fighting in!. I felt the same about ong bak, warrior king was a step forward, this is a step back though, and im disappointed. If you like this type of film you will like this, but if you are new to the genre, get warrior king.

  Nice and easy - support it!

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It's a nice movie,with a decent story and very good action. Direction is well made, fotography is sure not as an hollywood blockbuster but ok, actors are good, even if I dislike the mafia boss.
Special features are from honest to good, even if some are just duplicate of others with just a pair of differences.
If you like martial arts (movies), if you are a traceur like me or if you like asia-movies, buy it and support it without questions..
Ah, I found onk bag very boring, this absolutely not.

  Excellent MA Movie well worth buying

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Chocolate, a movie following the tale of a mentally disabled young girl named Zen hits pretty much every target you want in a martial arts movie. It has great choreography, hits you can feel, "real fight" feel and occasional comedic moments to break the serious ice.

Plot wise it's a little more than just "get the elephant back" (Warrior King) but won't leave you in awe. This isn't the genre to worry about that too much, but there's some nice little scenes in there that make it feel a bit more than just a random slugfest. Particularly in showing the characters mental disability and how it affects her, in particular her ability to mimic. This is incorporated well into fight scenes with many tributes and well known references of styles from Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan and a heavy helping to Thai movie action master Tony Jaa.

One for any martial arts movie enthusiast, and an actor to watch for the future. It's not quite as groundbreaking as Ong Bak, but is a solid, watchable and enjoyable film.