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Ong Bak 3 to break your bones this January

09.10.2010

It's an ongoing debate among my friends and I which is the better Tony Jaa film, ONG BAK, THE PROTECTOR or ONG BAK 2. And by "better film" we clearly mean which has the better action, as the plots of any of these movies are worse than most Atari games (which are ironically now all being turned into feature films).

But after the abrupt ending of ONG BAK 2, we knew that Jaa would return in a new installment, which I'm presuming was filmed immediately after 2 as latest reports have said that Jaa has quit acting and is now a monk. This coincides with his previous decision to abandon ONG BAK 2 filming in order to go live in the jungle like a crazy person for a month.

I never did understand what the hell ONG BAK 2 had to do with ONG BAK, as besides the cast being the same race, there is literally nothing to tie to the two together as the films take place centuries apart. But don't worry, ONG BAK 3 won't be in space or anything.

Picking up at the cliffhanger ending where Ong Bak 2 leaves off, Jaa ramps up the epic supernatural elements of the previous film, while still maintaining the trademark bone-crunching action that the series is known for. This time he must face his ultimate enemy: a fierce supernatural warrior named "Demon Crow," played by fellow martial arts sensation Dan Chupong (Dynamite Warrior). Eagerly anticipated by martial arts aficionados for some time, the matchup of Jaa and Chupong is explosive.

Since Tony Jaa was introduced to the US by Magnolia in 2005 in Ong Bak, he has grown to be the most beloved action import since Jackie Chan. Magnet released Ong Bak 2 in 2009, and will release ONG BAK 3 in theaters on Janiuary, 2011.

"The most beloved action import since Jackie Chan" huh? I guess that's probably true, but we loved Jackie Chan not only for his fighting, but his sense of humor, and I'll be damned if I can remember anything Jaa has said in three movies other than "WHERE IS MY ELEPHANT?"

That being said, this is going to be awesome, and this dude really is our generation's Bruce Lee. Here's my favorite Jaa fight scene ever. This six minutes of destruction is all one continuous shot.

Extra Tidbit: I don't see this guy starring in any American films anytime soon though.
Source: Latino Review

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7:06AM on 09/12/2010

wow

I thought the Protector was the best action movie that he did. But that being said, Ong Bak 2 was shaping up to be the best movie he had done period, before that shitty ending. A MUCH better plot line than the first 2 movies and the BEST fight seen i can ever remember seeing. The one at the end, when he's fighting using muay tay and Kung Fu. If Ong Bak 3 picks up where 2 left off and finishes the story, with a hefty dose of action, then I'm all the way down for it. And some of my fellow posters
I thought the Protector was the best action movie that he did. But that being said, Ong Bak 2 was shaping up to be the best movie he had done period, before that shitty ending. A MUCH better plot line than the first 2 movies and the BEST fight seen i can ever remember seeing. The one at the end, when he's fighting using muay tay and Kung Fu. If Ong Bak 3 picks up where 2 left off and finishes the story, with a hefty dose of action, then I'm all the way down for it. And some of my fellow posters seem like they know what it would be like to be kicked by TOny Jaa. I'm pretty sure you wouldn't wanna get up and hit with another, if you did.
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2:21AM on 09/12/2010

Really is an amazing sequence.

This was a great sequence. Take it from me who used to do 5 minute Fake fights in front of audiences, it is absolutely exhausting. I guarantee he was in the best shape in his life when he shot this. Yeah I have gotten my brown belt many years ago & this guy would absolutely destroy me. I think Jackie Chan would lose, Jet Li might to pretty well against him, & Donnie Yen would probably beat him just because of Yen's incredible speed. Still no one can compete w/the incomparable Bruce Lee.
This was a great sequence. Take it from me who used to do 5 minute Fake fights in front of audiences, it is absolutely exhausting. I guarantee he was in the best shape in his life when he shot this. Yeah I have gotten my brown belt many years ago & this guy would absolutely destroy me. I think Jackie Chan would lose, Jet Li might to pretty well against him, & Donnie Yen would probably beat him just because of Yen's incredible speed. Still no one can compete w/the incomparable Bruce Lee. We keep hoping someone, anyone can be as fast & strong as Lee, but so far no one has been close. Of course I never thought the 19.32 that Michael Johnson Ran in the 200 meters would be broken so soon. Now will anyone beat Usain Bolt's 19.18 anytime soon, who knows. We might even see someone go under 19 seconds someday...NAHH.
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3:59AM on 09/11/2010
So tired of this WEST SIDE STORY type of fighting. Its phony, laughable, and takes the piss out of the potential awesomeness. People who get kicked once and/or pushed to the ground arent out for the count. And that's not a continuous 6 minutes, only 4.
So tired of this WEST SIDE STORY type of fighting. Its phony, laughable, and takes the piss out of the potential awesomeness. People who get kicked once and/or pushed to the ground arent out for the count. And that's not a continuous 6 minutes, only 4.
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8:21PM on 09/10/2010
I've seen it as well. Its less Awesome realistic fighting stunts and more wire-fu crap. Jaa really screwed this up.
I've seen it as well. Its less Awesome realistic fighting stunts and more wire-fu crap. Jaa really screwed this up.
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7:12PM on 09/10/2010
the best jaa's film is ong bak and the protector........too bad he is retiring
the best jaa's film is ong bak and the protector........too bad he is retiring
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5:52PM on 09/10/2010
"Ong Bak 2" is one of my all time favorite action films. I really hope this one is great!
"Ong Bak 2" is one of my all time favorite action films. I really hope this one is great!
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3:39PM on 09/10/2010

Zippo summed it up!

Donīt hold your breath, guys. This movie sucks (And I think the last was ok!). Tony Jaa gets nearly tortured to death, comes back as a sort of "buddhist superman" and finishes off the antagonist in a pretty dissapointing, anticlimatic fight. Thereīs heavy usage of wires in this movie (which IMO is a no-go in a Tony Jaa-movie) and the scenes in the trailer are petty much the best scenes in the whole movie!
Donīt hold your breath, guys. This movie sucks (And I think the last was ok!). Tony Jaa gets nearly tortured to death, comes back as a sort of "buddhist superman" and finishes off the antagonist in a pretty dissapointing, anticlimatic fight. Thereīs heavy usage of wires in this movie (which IMO is a no-go in a Tony Jaa-movie) and the scenes in the trailer are petty much the best scenes in the whole movie!
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2:09PM on 09/10/2010
I would like to see that bitch Jaa against Scott Adkins.
I would like to see that bitch Jaa against Scott Adkins.
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1:40PM on 09/10/2010
I agree with mandingo....probably someone gets really kicked hard in the balls.
I agree with mandingo....probably someone gets really kicked hard in the balls.
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1:33PM on 09/10/2010

Spoiler Alert!

Someone gets kicked really hard in the head.
Someone gets kicked really hard in the head.
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1:30PM on 09/10/2010

Saddened

I am all in favour of a well rounded concept which delivers an insight in to historical and modern beliefs which are well written and attention grabbing. However I'm watching a Tony Jaa movie.. i wanna see action. Im sorry to disappoint, but this instalment to a lesser extent doesnt even compare to Ong bak 2. Its predecessors, Tom Yum Goong (The Protector) and Ong Bak were far superior, purely for wanting to see the most solid and raw fight sequences since Bruce Lee. I'm so upset I had to
I am all in favour of a well rounded concept which delivers an insight in to historical and modern beliefs which are well written and attention grabbing. However I'm watching a Tony Jaa movie.. i wanna see action. Im sorry to disappoint, but this instalment to a lesser extent doesnt even compare to Ong bak 2. Its predecessors, Tom Yum Goong (The Protector) and Ong Bak were far superior, purely for wanting to see the most solid and raw fight sequences since Bruce Lee. I'm so upset I had to watch an earlier Jaa film, to get over the miserable 30mins (wholey throughout the film) of superb fighting thats in Ong Bak 3. The last fight is so disappointing I had more thrills from watching my brother play Atari 2600 games.
Jaa.. I appreciate you want to deliver your vision of Ong Bak, but its time to let it lay to rest!
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1:13PM on 09/10/2010
I do have to admit, Tony Jaa films are the kind of movies you'd rather watch on Youtube, where are the fight scenes are at. Ong Bak 2 had the best action out of all of them, hands down. As for Ong Bak 3, I've heard it's gotten pretty bad reviews (for being too light on action, eek!) and actually bombed in Thailand. So not too sure on this one.
I do have to admit, Tony Jaa films are the kind of movies you'd rather watch on Youtube, where are the fight scenes are at. Ong Bak 2 had the best action out of all of them, hands down. As for Ong Bak 3, I've heard it's gotten pretty bad reviews (for being too light on action, eek!) and actually bombed in Thailand. So not too sure on this one.
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1:04PM on 09/10/2010
I love these movies.. I really do. While the overall plot and acting is fucking atrocious the fight scenes are hands down some of the best to come out every year.
I love these movies.. I really do. While the overall plot and acting is fucking atrocious the fight scenes are hands down some of the best to come out every year.
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12:26PM on 09/10/2010

I think the Buddhist Theme overlaps the Ong-Bak flicks...

The Buddhist concept that one who has lived an unrighteous life must be cleansed after 36 (30-something) lifetimes means that in Ong-Bak 2, the dude needed over 30 generations to have karma come back to his side. Thus, in Ong-Bak it's an ancestral link of the guy from Ong-Bak 2 getting karma in his favour. I might be bullshitting but that is my take on things.
The Buddhist concept that one who has lived an unrighteous life must be cleansed after 36 (30-something) lifetimes means that in Ong-Bak 2, the dude needed over 30 generations to have karma come back to his side. Thus, in Ong-Bak it's an ancestral link of the guy from Ong-Bak 2 getting karma in his favour. I might be bullshitting but that is my take on things.
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11:52AM on 09/10/2010
Ong Bak and Protector are great fun; Ong Bak 2 doesn't hold a friggen candle to either. Frankly, I'm saddened the next Jaa flick will be a continuation of that movie and not a fresh pursuit of greater stunt and fight-work. Jaa is incredible. I miss being amazed by his movies.
Ong Bak and Protector are great fun; Ong Bak 2 doesn't hold a friggen candle to either. Frankly, I'm saddened the next Jaa flick will be a continuation of that movie and not a fresh pursuit of greater stunt and fight-work. Jaa is incredible. I miss being amazed by his movies.
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