|Bangkok Revenge (2011)|
|Starring:||Jon Foo, Caroline Ducey, and Michaël Cohen|
Jon Foo stars as our lead, Manit, and acquits himself fairly well in the role. This character, thanks to the damage caused by a bullet to the head, expresses little or no emotional expression. Whether or not Foo has a tremendous range as an actor, I do not know, but I do realize that this role would be a blessing for many martial artists who are trying to transition into the acting game. Foo is very serviceable as the lead. He plays it cool with his role and he’s more than proficient when it comes to the action. His accent, however, is very peculiar in context of the film. Seemingly a mix of English and American, maybe with a little Australian in the mix too, Foo hardly seems to fit the role of a young man raised to speak the English language by a gentleman who mumbles his dialogue with a very thick Thai speech pattern. Yet, viewed in the context of a low budget piece of action trash, it only makes sense that everyone speaks perfect English. The secondary cast, including the French hottie who Foo pairs up with, the Thai guy who somehow wanders into the plot speaking very poor English, and the random folks Foo runs into on the street – they all combine to point out a very “straight-to-video”-esque logic.