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Chocolate

Released: 2008

Genre: Action & Adventure

Runtime: 1 hr 32 min

MPAA Rating: R

Director: Prachya Pinkaew

Starring: Yanin Vismistananda, Hiroshi Abe, Pongpat Wachirabunjong, Ammara Siripong, Taphon Phopwandee

A girl sets out on a quest and encounters dangerous criminals.

You will want to fast forward to the good parts.

Review by: EvilWolfie

Added: 7 years ago

A special needs person with a special need.... to kick some ass. The fact that said special needs person never gets around to kicking said ass until half an hour in doesn't help matters. The problem is that the story is predictably weak, made worse by god awful subtitles. Instead of hiring somebody to write an actual script or maybe throw out the script and shoot twice as many action sequences, we get something in which you will want to fast forward to the good parts. That's not to say that the good parts are all that good anyway. The fights are decently choreographed and there are some creative bits, including an interesting location for a final battle, but the fact is that the lead just isn't that good. She often makes fights seem clumsy and laborious to sit through, especially when the dramatic slow motion that nobody asked for kicks in. Tony Jaa she is not. The worst is her acting, which is actually some of the most annoying I've ever had the displeasure to bear witness to. Then again, she was supposed to be autistic which may have something to do with it. The highlight of Chocolate, for me, was when a super twitchy kid with glasses showed up to fight our hero with his secret twitchy kung fu technique, and I yelled "CRIPPLE FIGHT!" at the screen gleefully.