Tony Jaa's ONG BAK 3 Teaser Promises More Elbows To The Head Than Any Head Can Stand!

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Tony Jaa's ONG BAK 3 Teaser Promises More Elbows To The Head Than Any Head Can Stand!
Tony Jaa's Ong Bak 3 hits Thai theaters in late April which raises the obvious question for fans around the globe: when will the trailer arrive?  Answer: right now. And, hey! It even answers the question of how this can possibly continue from where part two left off.  No Dan Chupong in the trailer, which makes me sad, but plenty of elbows to the head.
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ChevalierAguilaFebruary 1, 2010 3:12 AM


MikeFebruary 1, 2010 4:17 AM

Looks promising, though the last one was kind of a let down.

Not sure I'm comfortable with what looks like their use of live elephants in some of the fights, though.

Niels MatthijsFebruary 1, 2010 4:31 AM

Looks better than the second part. At least he seems to be going back to basics. The random displays of styles in Part 2 was a pretty big letdown.

wisekwaiFebruary 1, 2010 9:00 AM

These tuskers are some of Tony Jaa's specially trained trick elephants, who are prayed to and fed milk and hay three times a day by beautiful women. Though they take what appears to hard hits -- some guy is flung at them -- I' m more worried about the stuntmen and the possibility someone was trod upon by these awesome pachyderms.

JACKANORYFebruary 1, 2010 12:40 PM

After seeing Ong Bak a few years ago, I thought Jaa was incredible. But after the succession of lacklustre efforts following, I'm simply bored by it all. I'm hoping the action will be good, but it looks like the same old shit.

And judging from the likes of Ong Bak 2 and (aside from a few great fight scenes) the appalling Warrior King (Tom Yum Goong), it just proves that action alone is no substitue for an engaging story. Even a mediocre one would be good in this instance, although unlikely.

The other major problem is Jaa just does not have the charisma of the greater cinematic martial aritsts, such as Donnie Yen, Jackie Chan, Bruce Lee, Sammo Hung, etc.

CuttermaranFebruary 1, 2010 5:12 PM

I loved the second one, and can't wait for the third.
Interesting if this is also directed by Tony Jaa...

Agent WaxFebruary 2, 2010 1:19 AM

Erm, Ong Bak 3 is a direct continuation of the story in Ong Bak 2.

BrittniFebruary 2, 2010 2:48 AM

This is exactly how Jackie Chan started his action star career. It took years of "mediocre, all-action" movies as some of you have termed them, before he was even noticed my American agencies and started to appear in movies with developed plots. As of now, Tony Jaa is an artist, there's no doubt about that. What would you rather have when watching martial arts? A empty studio room with him displaying his fighting techniques, or a movie with a plot just strong enough to support fight scenes that display those techniques? I vote for the latter.

JACKANORYFebruary 2, 2010 7:29 AM

Ever since Jackie was noticed by American agencies, his films have become increasingly worse; in fact so terrible that he's possibly alienated any of his original fans. You also can't really compare Jaa's films to Chan's earlier stuff like Police Story. And Donnie Yen's films, particularly his latest pictures, even in the action stakes, are superior to Jaa's .

Beyond the lack of story, the action in the Ong Bak 3 trailer so far looks suprisingly ho-hum - what is there that hasn't already been done in part 2? I just don't get the excitment anymore like I did seeing the other films. Hopefully I'll be wrong.

As for either watching him fight in an empty room, or within the confines of a medicore plot to support fight scenes -- simply accepting mediocrity is lazy and isn't good for anyone to be defined as an artist. In the current over-saturated climate, Jaa needs to step up a few gears if he wants to further his career and compete. A lot of interest in him died after Warrior King; and Onk Bak 2 did not relight that interest that he aquired from the pretty awesome Ong Bak.

ironfaderFebruary 2, 2010 12:01 PM

Ong Bak II was top 10 of the best new martial arts movies period. Tony Jaa is a beast. He's doing fight choreagraphy that know one has ever done, with the exception of him doing shaolin styles. This will be dope because how they left us hanging at the end of the second movie. It will finish the story. I really wanted to see him fight the Evil Bird character and the Samurai from Ong Bak II.

Todd BrownFebruary 2, 2010 5:52 PM

The bird character is played by Dan Chupong (Born to Fight, Dynamite Warrior) and was inserted into the end of OB2 by Panna Rittikrai specifically to be the primary villain in OB3. We're going to get a lot of him here ...

Afro SamuraiFebruary 9, 2010 6:56 PM

I'm a huge Jaa, fan. I loved Ong Bak and Tom Yum Goong. But i just recently sat down and watched Ong Bak 2, and i have to admit, that I found myself fast forwarding through almost half the movie. What happened?? This thing was a total mess! Form the story to the fight scenes. Quite the disappointing follow up to the excellent TYG. Jaa needs to get out of the jungle (literally and figuratively) before its too late.

DangerManAwesomeMarch 18, 2010 2:35 AM

I loved Jaa in Ong Bak 1 and Tom Yum Goong, but thats as far is its gone. In no way am i criticizing the technical accomplishments in Ong Bak 2 (thats a hell of a lot of fighting styles he went through, some in long takes), but seriously, that emotional impact just wasn't there. Not to mention that after awhile it all just looks very choreographed, especially when its fight after fight after fight.

He still has a LOOOOONG way to go before he reaches Donnie Yen levels. As far as i'm concerned, Donnie Yen is STILL where its at. Here's hoping that Ong Bak 3 fares better than 2

OhmsSeptember 30, 2010 3:59 PM


mummidi.satishNovember 25, 2010 2:22 AM

Easy to say disappointing.Please don't compare the movie with previous movies.He is only few movies ahead and the over expectation from audience will only blows his enthusiasm with such criticism.Its set in epic period.So may not be so colorful and exciting to the existing hollywood flicks but if consider the story ,it is brilliantly taken care of the stage.Tony has done his work for what he is good at.I can't ask him to dance with his martial arts.
Who said there is no emotion in part-2.He has shown his flash back to bring that point strong to make him a ruthless warrior and the romance with the girl from his childhood,whom he always remembers.Only thing i think tony should develop is to mix some comic scenes at least by someone else like he did in Tom Yum Goong.So that it will push him from the tag of serious action,etc
I like the movie and wish him all the success in his future movies