Tuesday, October 11, 2005
Tom Yum Goong Redux
Already geared for the Western market, Tom Yum Goong will be dumbed down even further in re-edits by Prachya Pinkaew. So say some sources who have it from reliable sources.
The new cut of Tom Yum Goong will be for the Western market and will likely snip some of the Thai "in jokes".
But there's worry that some of the percussive bone-crunching sound effects might be deleted as well.
For me, the film was adequate the way it was and needs no further editing to appeal to Western audiences. It should be left alone. Or chucked out entirely. I could go further, but I won't. Not right now.
(Cross-published at Rotten Tomatoes)