Plot: Yakuza Masashi and his Thai lover Zin were forced to separate with Masashi being sent back to Japan and Zin to continue staying in Bangkok as a single mother. Brought up single-handedly by Zin, thier daughter Zen is autistic in nature. She is compensated with agility and picks up Muay Thai through watching television programs and from observing the trainings taking place at the Muay Thai academy next door. Zen becomes an obsessive fighter who excels at catching fast-flying objects. When Zin is diagnosed with cancer, Zen has to fight her way through to collect money from her mother's debtors to raise her medical funds.
«Certainly, her acrobatic performance and the outstanding action scenes in general mark “Chocolate” as a must see for martial arts fans. The film’s shortcomings, whilst an annoyance, are not unexpected, and do not prevent it from delivering an intense, thrilling action experience.»
«Despite the flaws including some cliché involving transvestite villains (again) that might or might not get on your nerves, "Chocolate" is a thoroughly enjoyable action flick.»
Twitch, by Macksource:
«Of the three films that Pinkaew is known for Chocolate sincerely has the best story of the three and even a fair amount of heart without being cheesy or sappy. It does a better job of setting up the action and establishing character than either one of those others films could ever hope for.»
«"Chocolate" is certainly a guilty pleasure for those with indiscriminate tastes and who like their Thai action hard, fast and brutal. Yet, just like the schoolyard cat-fight it ends far too quickly and once the fight is over one can only feel a bit shameful for enjoying the spectacle.»
«Yes its easy to pick faults with “Chocolate.” The script at times feels like nothing more than a promising outline, the action sequences feel a bit repetitious, and most of the ancillary characters were simple caricatures of good and evil. Yet, with all those faults, “Chocolate” was still able to amaze. “Chocolate” is able to rise above its many faults and mesmerize with its insanely charismatic main character. »
«"JeeJa's an experienced taekwondo exponent and we've added to her knowledge of fighting skills. She was just right for this project," - Prachya Pinkaew says.»
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