His 2011 offering with Never Back Down: The Beatdown, came earlier and perpetuated White’s career behind the lens as well as in front, ultimately succeeding the now direct-to-home release franchise in the role of an ex-con who finds himself applying an old school hard edge to his method of teaching young, troubled students. One might even suggest the role as a worthy measure against the superb fighting prowess of Undisputed series protag, Uri Boyka, as the third installment advanced in Thailand with Never Back Down: No Surrender, pitting him against the towering Nathan Jones with cameos by Tony Jaa and Jeeja Yanin.
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Never Back Down: No Surrender isn’t without its minor production flaws. Jones is dubbed hilariously and flashback sequences from the second film offer little in the realm of consistency – an otherwise forgiveable misstep considering the scale of the production and much of the film’s viability. Action stars Jeeja Yanin and Tony Jaa are granted minimal appearances in their respective cameos while Yanin’s delivery marks something of a missed opportunity, though less wasteful than in her second of two English-language film credits in 2016, Hard Target 2.