Power Kids (5 หัวใจฮีโร่) is a 2009 Thai action film directed by Krissanapong Rachata. The film is about a group of children who team up to fight against a group of terrorists who have seized the hospital moments before their friend is about to go in for surgery. The film grossed $97,836 in Thailand and was shown at several film festivals across North America.

Power Kids
Directed byKrissanapong Rachata
Written byPiyaros Thongdee
Nonthakorn Thaweesuk
Produced byPrachya Pinkaew
Sukanya Vongsthapat
Panna Rittikrai
StarringJohnny Nguyen
Nantawooti Boonrapsap
Sasisa Jindamanee
Nawarat Techarathanap rasert
Paytaai Wongkamlao
Pimchanok Luevisadpaibul
Release date
  • 5 May 2009 (2009-05-05) (Thailand)
Running time
90 minutes
Box office$97,836

Release edit

Power Kids was released in Thailand on March 5, 2009.[1] On its opening week, Power Kids was the fourth-highest-grossing film earning $54,715.[1] The film earned a total of $97,836 on its theatrical run in Thailand and earned $259,677 worldwide.[1]

Power Kids had its North American debut at the Fantasia Festival on July 12, 2009.[2] The film had its American premiere at ActionFest in 2010.[3] The film was shown at the New York Asian Film Festival On July 3, 2010.[4][5] Power Kids was released on DVD and Blu-ray on June 8, 2010 in North America. Bonus features on the disc include a making of the film short and a making of short.[6]

Cast edit

  • Nantawooti Boonrapsap as Wut
  • Sasisa Jindamanee as Kat
  • Paytaaai Wongkamlao as Pong
  • Nawarat Techarathanaprasert as Jib
  • Pimchanok Luevisadpaibul as Buru
  • Johnny Nguyen as Terrorist Leader
  • Arunya Pawilai as Lek
  • Richard William Lord as Drunk Bully
  • Conan Stevens as Ambassadors Bodyguard

Reception edit

Twitch Film gave the film a mixed review, referring to it as "a kids' film that has no business being seen by children" and "At the same, it's filled with so many insane action beats that I'd feel remiss in not recommending it."[7] Kung Fu Cinema criticized the movie for having inappropriate content matter for a children's movie.[8]

Notes edit

  1. ^ a b c "5 Huajai Hero (Power Kids)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 28 January 2011.
  2. ^ "Power Kids". Fantasia Festival. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 28 January 2011.
  3. ^ Knegt, Peter (25 March 2010). "Chuck Norris Kicks Down the Door of NC's First ActionFest". IndieWire. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |url= (help)
  4. ^ Cremin, Stephen (21 May 2010). "NYAFF paints the town Red with Blood, pink cinema and uncut Cliff". Film Business Asia. Retrieved 28 January 2011.
  5. ^ "Power Kids (Thailand, 2009)". Subway Cinema. Archived from the original on 30 August 2010. Retrieved 28 January 2011.
  6. ^ "Power Kids". Allmovie. Retrieved 28 January 2011.
  7. ^ Webb, Charles (7 July 2010). "NYAFF 2010: Power Kids (aka Force of Five) Review". Twitch Film. Retrieved 12 February 2011.
  8. ^ "REVIEW: Force of Five (aka Power Kids) (DVD- Cine-Asia)". Kung Fu Cinema. Archived from the original on 24 May 2011. Retrieved 13 February 2011.

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