If you’re looking for a girl wh can really kick some ass, Nicharee “Jeeja” Vismistananda, star of the new MA film CHOCOLATE is the girl. It’s directed by Prachya Pinkaew, who made Tony Jaa a star in ONG BAK.

Sure the trailer’s promise of “Real injuries!” is a little disturbing, but Jeeja is amazing.


  1. While I do appreciate Vismistandanda’s athletic/martial prowess, for me, nobody beats Summer Glau’s character River Tam (_Serenity_) for cinematic ass-kicking babeliciousness.

  2. Jeeja, River Tam, Buffy…all progeny of 80’s Hong Kong buttkickers like Michelle Yeoh, Cynthia Rothrock, et al, not to mention their male counterparts. Nice to see they’re still making movies like that somewhere in the world!

  3. OK, here’s my one problem with Thai martial arts flicks: the knees! Since I battled the wicked Sagat in Street Fighter, I realized that Thai Boxing was different from other martial arts. However, throw some punches in the mix!

    I can’t wait until this woman is in a movie with Tony Jaa. I just hope that Thailand just takes over the martial arts movie world. We need more kick n’ punch flicks, besides the Bournes and Bonds.

  4. i remember the basic concept of this…from daredevil when joe and i were working on it. ECCO was a character, a young girl that watched every martial arts movie and fighting footage and learned from it to become a fighter… david mack created it…i think it was daredevil #10

    that said, this looks cool…but does anyone else think its stupid in this day and age of cgi, effects and green screen to really do these stunts and get seriously hurt for them?

    and yes, i will be checking this out.LOL


  5. Well, it may be “dumb” by Western lights, but in the Asian action-film world there is a special value given to “authenticity” in cinematic fighting. Actors are expected to do their own stunts, and if they get injured in the process, that just makes them more cool.

  6. Those injuries are nothing compared top what you get when you appear on an Asian game show. In fact, I wouldn’t be surprised if most of those ‘stunt men’ were actually losers of some game show and forced to appear in this film and have bricks dropped on them.

  7. The stunts (if it is real, is it still a stunt?) really does look genuine, what with the long shots that show no mattresses and safety gear.

    Poor idea in terms of a part two, since the actors might all be in traction now, but other than the appearance of callous disregard for the safety of the fighters, this looks very well shot and edited.