When it comes to the muddiness of movies, Thailand is one of the world’s top cinematic backgrounds. The scripts seem simple, but in the hands of the filmmakers of the Golden Temple country, they are filled with difficult laughter.
The Sword Master “Strolling” of the “entertainment queen” Anne Thongprasom and Gulf Kanawut are no exception when it comes to an age difference love story and tearful action scenes.
The main character of Sword Master “Strolling” is Buaphan (Anne Thongprasom) – a girl who dreams of becoming a soldier. However, Buaphan’s father did not allow his daughter to pursue her passion. Because of that, she had to secretly learn martial arts from her master and become a famous swordsman. Buaphan and Taona (Ja R-Siam) and Janap (Godji Tachakorn) form a group of Weasel Without Stepping back to eliminate tyranny.
Good news spread far away, young Kham (Gulf Kanawut) came to Buaphan to teach him to follow his father’s military career. After a period of contact, the two developed feelings. At this time, a group of bandits attack their village to take away the precious Buddha statue. Kham volunteered to protect everyone but was beaten until he lost his memory. A series of bad and funny events also came from there.
The best friend group worth the money on the big screen
The “money” point of the Master Swordsman “Walk” is the unique cast of characters that do not touch, especially the Weasel group that does not step back. The trio of close friends “were” but with their heads held high, brought countless situations of laughter and tears. Buaphan is the “big sister” of the group – the one who makes important decisions and plays all sorts of pranks.
Taona is an expert in creating goddamn things. Imagination flies high, flies as far as drinking Fristy, but the use is unlucky. This is also the leading “boy-loving” character in the group, when he’s happy he destroys and when he’s sad, he diss his teammates. Janap is the most serious person in the group but is often “bullied” by his friends. She is also the one who breathes out every sentence into the truth.
Despite their harsh words, the trio always do crazy things together without being shy. They also fight together to protect the people and wholeheartedly support all the plans of their friends even if it is the most difficult. It was the verbal fights or “harmful” together that made the audience laugh and couldn’t pick up their mouths.
A muddy movie to the dock
Master Sword “Strolling” owns a simple script, easy to watch, easy to laugh, easy to “win” at the beginning of the year. In return, the film builds many muddy situations to the wharf, similar in style to Chau Tinh Tri. Every detail is carefully constructed to create drama. Not only that, the “smiling” factor is fully exploited to make the most of laughter for viewers.
The work creates many confusing situations when Kham and Buaphan love each other but have to find a way to hide it from everyone. Every time they meet, something unpredictable happens. Each item created by Taona looks cool, but when operating, it will report both our side and the enemy’s side. Even the action scenes are integrated with charming comedies that make it difficult for the audience to know what is coming.
The success of the Sword Master “Strolling” must also include the impressive makeover of Anne Thongprasom. Shedding the familiar seductive image or the title of “entertainment queen” of Thailand, the star becomes a talented but equally muddy swordswoman. As strong as Buaphan on the battlefield, when he is involved in love, he is stupid and “stupid”.
Meanwhile, Gulf’s Kham, although young, is bold and plays loudly when actively flirting with “big sister”. Until he lost his memory, their positions reversed when Buaphan now had to play a trick to awaken the memory of “young love”. Anne and Gulf’s smooth combination of push-back and back-and-forth creates a series of tragic comedy episodes.
Meaning of the role of women
In addition to the explosive laughter, the Sword Master “Strolling” actually has many deep meanings. In it, Buaphan, Janap and Taona are all strong women who want to contribute to protecting the people without men. Yet in the eyes of everyone, they are just crazy “bad” women, unlike anyone else.
No matter how hard they try and how talented they are, they are still not valued as much as a man who is many times worse. This is the eternal but never old story of “respecting men and disrespecting women” that the film wants to wake up the audience.
In general, Master Sword “Stroll” is a humorous masterpiece in the right colors of Tet movies when it brings loads of laughter without thinking too much. The film is showing in theaters nationwide.