I’ve never been a big fan of the Fast & Furious series. Why watch the first one when Point Break is better? However, they’ve got me interested, and I’ll most definitely be watching the 7th entry. They had my attention when I learned Jason Statham will play the villain, but now that Tony Jaa is involved? They’ve got my money.
For those who don’t know, Tony Jaa is a martial artist/stuntman who’s only done foreign pictures like The Ong Bak trilogy, and The Protector. He specializes in Muay Thai, and has some of the most brutal, direct fight scenes I’ve ever seen. Not to mention the things he’s capable of doing, such as running on top of a group of people via their shoulders. Yeah, you read that right. He’s absolutely incredible, and I’m damn excited he’s finally making his English debut.
Tony Jaa grew up watching films with stars like Jackie Chan, and wanted to replicate what he saw. However, he had no idea about things like wires and such, so he went out and trained himself to do these things with just his body. Head to YouTube, check out some clips, no joke, he’s absolutely stunning.