Double Feature Saturday: Never Back Down and Chocolate Trailers
Over the last week I stumbled across two pretty interesting trailers. The one thing they both have in common is they both feature some awesome fighting and martial arts, but other than that, they're entirely different. The first one is Never Back Down, a mainstream American film about underground fighting and mixed martial arts that looks like You Got Served but with fights. The second one is Chocolate, the latest Thai martial arts movie from Ong Bak and The Protector director Prachya Pinkaew (think Tony Jaa), about a female martial artist. Both are worth watching no matter where you're from, so check ’em out.
Up first is Never Back Down, which stars Sean Faris, Djimon Hounsou, and hottie Amber Heard. The movie is directed by Jeff Wadlow, of 2005's Cry_Wolf. It's currently set to arrive in theaters on March 14th from Summit Entertainment.
Up second is Chocolate, which stars newcomer Nicharee "Jeeja" Vismistananda. As Twitch describes, "Jeeja may look sweet and innocent but when trouble comes knocking at her door, she can be deadly like a bat out of hell." The film is co-written and directed by Prachya Pinkaew, of Tony Jaa's Ong Bak and The Protector previously. As of this moment, Chocolate is only set to open in Thailand on February 7th.
Both of these look pretty good and although I'm certain neither will hit it big, that's why I wanted to share them today. These kinds of movies have a place in the world and can be enjoyed even if they're not brilliant. I'll do my best to bring you all more obscure, fun trailers in the future.