If you’re any kind of martial art flick fan, chances are you enjoyed the hell out of Tony Jaa’s debut flick Ong-Bak, since like Jackie Chan, Jaa does all his own stunts. It was pretty cool… but it did not involve wild animals. In Ong-Bak 2, not only does Jaa appear to fight a crocodile, but he runs over a herd of stampeding elepphants, and even leaps backwards off one to deliver some poor thug a shin to head. It is, clinically speaking, fucking awesome. In Ong-Bak 3 I hear Jaa is going to deliver an atomic elbow from a launching space shuttle. (Via Twitchfilm)
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