#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Bangkok. Ten years ago Julian killed a man and went on the run. Now he manages a Thai boxing club as a front for a drugs operation. Respected in the criminal underworld, deep inside, he feels empty. When Julian’s brother murders an underage prostitute, the police call on retired cop Chang – the Angel of Vengeance. Chang allows the father to kill his daughter’s murderer, then ‘restores order’ by chopping off the man’s right hand. Julian’s mother Crystal – the head of a powerful criminal organization – arrives in Bangkok to collect her son’s body. She dispatches Julian to find his killers and ‘raise hell’.
Plot: Julian, who runs a Thai boxing club as a front organization for his family’s drug smuggling operation, is forced by his mother Crystal to find and kill the individual responsible for his brother’s recent death.
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A challenging piece of cinema. Definitely not for everyone. The cinematography is breathtaking, and the violence is stomach turning. 8/10
It is an artistically very interesting movie. I would say that the benefit of watching this movie is entirely from the visuals were it excels. Unfortunately after a while the blood-red and, often, bizarre scenes become a bit boring.
The story, well you have it in the movie blurb above. There is not much more to it and it is just used to tie the string of artistic expressions of the director/writer together. This is a quite violent movie. The old cop, Chang, gets more than one opportunity to use various sharp instruments, mostly his sword, on various criminal elements and the effects are frequently shown in all their gory glory.
What about the actors and their performance? Well it is quite good for this type of movie but having said that the acting mostly consists of various people silently staring at each other.
I had quite a bit of difficulty in deciding what rating I should give this movie. If I would go by the visuals only it should be very high but if I would go by the rest of the content it would be rather low. In the end I decided that although I appreciated the artwork I did not really like the movie as a whole that much. Thus it gets 5 out of 10 stars.
Forgive and Forget?
This is a hard one. I really liked this movie in parts, and really didn’t like it in other parts. Let’s be clear, the cinematography is absolutely incredible. Those vivid, neon lights that scream depravity, along with on the whole, awe-inspiring camera work. This is one of the best looking films I’ve seen in many years. But all that glitters isn’t gold. Unfortunately, what we have is a perplexing story. We have characters with little to no motivation in their actions. The mother and son gangsters played Gosling and Scott Thomas want to avenge the death of their slain loved- one, but if only we could genuinely believe that. Gosling, once again, shines brightly as an emotionless, cold-hearted psycho.. and that’s only credited to how amazing an actor he is. But this character doesn’t work on the premise of being vengeful. He’s a puppet of his mother, we get that.. and perhaps reluctant about his mission, but still, I don’t fully get his motivations. Scott Thomas as the mother is pretty much repugnant in all the wrong ways. She’s a potty- mouthed little pig. Again, it makes you wonder about the full motivation. The murderer of the brother, Chang, is probably the most fully realized character of the film. He’s a silent, blood- thirsty, unrelenting killer mob-boss, like a Thai version of Paul Cicero, with a black belt. Some of his scenes are magnificent. But then, they have him singing in a Thai karaoke bar. A heavy handed reassurance to the audience that he is.. human. The film loses me again. Why did this keep happening? I like this film, and there is much room for forgiveness in the end, but the effort doesn’t all pay off. This is a film incomplete. A rough cut. With a clearer story, an utter masterpiece could’ve emerged from this.
Uhh.. what did I just watch?
**I want to preface this saying that there might be a little plot revealing as I’m talking about it, but not much.
In all honesty, it was a beautifully shot movie. I would have given it a 6 based on the cinematography. Refn really has been taking strides in the movies he shoots. Ryan Gosling’s acting was spot on too… but it was too much like other recent movies (i.e. Drive, Valhalla Rising, etc.). The main character only said a few lines, there was a woman involved pushing the plot forward (in sort of expecting turns) and the main character is trying to redeem themselves in some unrealistic way.
Honestly it wasn’t the quiet actors or the bloody violence, those features actually enhanced the meaning of the movie more than an average movie goer would think. I think it was how different the movie felt from regular movies. You kind of get the gist of what is going on in the movie, it was dark and full of mystery. Yet I found myself saying, “what the f***?!” more than one time.
The imagery in the movie really made it worth watching. It was about a God-like figure exacting justice (as he saw fit) ((Vithaya Pansringarm)) and a man trying to avenge his brothers death ((Ryan Gosling)) at his mothers behest. There were a few messed up scenes involving the mother that alluded to the molestation of her children, but as with the rest of the film you don’t get a clear picture of what is really going on.
A few scenes that I found uncomfortable were the scenes with Chang ((Vithaya Pansringarm)) and his samurai sword, but also the scenes in which he was singing karaoke. It was weird and unnecessarily long. His scenes were gruesome and violent.
Other than that it was a quiet violent film that really made you think. If you look down at your phone or decide to talk during a scene with actual dialogue you miss a good chunk of information about the movie.
There are few movies that I don’t understand the first time that I watch them, and fewer like that, that I decide to never watch again (at least for a long time).
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 30 min (90 min)
Genre Action, Crime, Drama
Director Nicolas Winding Refn
Writer Nicolas Winding Refn
Actors Ryan Gosling, Kristin Scott Thomas, Vithaya Pansringarm, Gordon Brown
Country Denmark, France, USA, Sweden, Belgium
Awards 14 wins & 20 nominations.
Production Company A Grand Elephant, Gaumont, Space Rocket Nation, Film Väst, Bold Films, Wild Bunch
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Arri Alexa Plus, Cooke S4 Lenses, Red Epic, Cooke S4 Lenses
Laboratory Nordisk Film ShortCut, Copenhagen, Denmark
Film Length N/A
Negative Format Redcode RAW, SxS Pro
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), ProRes 4:4:4 (1080p/24) (source format), Redcode RAW (5K) (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (spherical) (Kodak Vision Premier 2393), D-Cinema