Notable Cast: Jeeja Yanin, Phetthai Wongkhamlao
As a person that tries to support the Thai action scene as much as possible, I was all over the latest US release of Jeeja Yanin's "This Girl Is Badass." Despite her slightly larger than cameo appearance in "The Kick," I was stoked to see her in full on action as the lead in the film. Unfortunately, "This Girl Is Badass" is less 'badass' and more straight up 'bad.' Director Petchtai Wongkamlao, a prevalent character actor in other Thai action films, definitely has a stronger sense of comedy then he does action with the film and it shows here. Even though I laughed more at the ridiculousness of the film then I did cheer for the action, "This Girl Is Badass" comes off as a poorly written almost spoof like film instead of the action comedy it wanted to be.
Jakkalan (JeeJa Yanin) has been raised by her Uncle Wang (Phetthai Wongkhamlao) to be just and thoughtful in what she does. As a bike messenger, she is the best in the business and uses her talents of martial arts to aid her. Unfortunately, a package she delivered previously sets into motion a gang war between two mobs ready to kill anyone in their way.
|Ass kicking on a bike!
|Ironically, he might be the funniest thing in this movie.
|An actual scene from the movie...
Written By Matt Reifschneider