When the murder of his father brings Wut back to his hometown,
painful secrets return to haunt him. Old enemies like Nasor,
a deranged prison escapee and psychopath comes back to seek
revenge on Wut. Wut follows Nasor to the mystical forest,
where the latter lurks but is faced with evil spirits in the
forest. Wut has to race against time and fight against an
ancient evil in order to bring Nasor to justice...
a filmmaker realize that he is going to make a bad film? Is
it the moment he finishes reading the screenplay? Is it the
moment he begins casting the main characters? Is it the moment
he shouts “cut” after his camera starts to roll?
Is it the moment he first sits in the editing suite with all
the rushes he shot? Or is it the moment he begins reading
the slew of bad reviews after the film is released?
what, Thai director Pleo Sirisuwan must have learnt that his
2006 action thriller horror is one bad picture everyone loves
out the plot: Led by a local guide, a policeman ventures into
the scary woods to track down a group of convicts. Little
does the motley crew know that there are scary creatures in
the woods which will terrorize them in ways they’ve
said that, the yucky creatures scared us quite a bit too.
yucky moment comes half an hour into the 99-minute movie,
where a swarm of scary wasps attacked the characters, literally
tearing the flesh off one of the character’s head. The
second yucky moment comes in the form of little alligators
that crept down tree trunks and threw themselves all over
the remaining survivors. Following that, terror continues
in the form of fruit tree spirits, a giant serpent and some
possessed local villagers who turned into monsters when there
is a full moon.
just becomes more ridiculous, if you ask us.
as an average effort to create some computer-generated creatures
became a nonsensical and pompous affair where viewers cannot
help but laugh at the silliness of the whole plot change.
What began as a simple vengeance story ultimately mutates
into a time travel misadventure where viewers give up caring
about logic and story development.
is easy for reviewers to bash this Thai production, but we
are sure there must have been somewhere in the process of
making it when the filmmaker saw this coming.
SPECIAL FEATURES :
English and Chinese subtitles don’t really
count as special features, do they?
We never thought we’d say this, but the visual transfer
of this movie onto DVD only made us feel like we are watching
it on VCD. The somewhat muffled Thai audio track didn’t
help a lot either.
by John Li