Epicly Awesome French Trailer for Tony Jaa's Ong Bak 2!
Whoa! Now this looks frickin' awesome, that's for damn sure! Twitch has posted a French trailer for Tony Jaa's Ong Bak 2, the long-awaited sequel to Jaa's 2003 martial arts cult classic. This was shot a long time ago - we actually ran a promo trailer for it over a year ago. Now we finally get to see a polished trailer and it definitely looks better than ever. Apparently he fought an actual real, live alligator in this (and there is a glimpse of that scene in the trailer). And I'm guessing all those elephants were real, too. I can't wait to see this, hopefully sooner than later. Damnit, those lucky French get to see it later this month. Fire this up!
Watch the French trailer for Tony Jaa's Ong Bak 2:
A young Thai boxer learns the skills and inner meaning of martial arts. Does this just look badass or what?
Ong Bak 2 is directed by and stars Thai martial artist Tony Jaa himself as his feature directorial debut. The script was written by stunt coordinator and filmmaker Panna Rittikrai who previously wrote the screenplay for Ong Bak and Born to Fight. This was shot in late 2006 and early 2007 and it already hit theaters in Thailand last December. The Weinstein Company has the distribution rights for the film and is expected to release Ong Bak 2 in the US hopefully sometime later this year. We'll keep you updated on its US release!
Reader Feedback - 47 Comments
I'm an American watching a French dub of a Thai movie.
whomever on Jul 3, 2009
#1 STFU And alex why dont you play xbox anymore?! Awesome movie But Why is it called Ong Bak 2.. It appears to have nothing in common with Ong Bak 1..
Whomeveris racit on Jul 3, 2009
already saw this and everything felt staged, recycled and cheesy. i dont think he's ready to direct. his other two movies are much better.
Eddii on Jul 3, 2009
i Saw this movie too a while ago, its pretty cool stuff in it but yeah his other movies were alot better. if your into these kinds of movies you definitely should check out IP Man staring Donnie Yen! That movie is Amazing! now if someone could get donnie to direct and act with tony that would be an amazing movie right there.
Sancho on Jul 3, 2009
I saw this a few months ago. Tony Jaa is pretty awesome in the martial arts department. And of course his movies are more about the crazy fight sequences than a deep plot. I didn't like this one as much as the other 2, Ong Bak and The Protector, tho. Towards the end I started skipping from fight to fight, and there are a lot of them. I kinda missed the knee-to-the-face action. His is more focused on swords and other weapons in this movie. Some things still made my jaw drop to the floor, regardless.
SuicidalOptimist on Jul 3, 2009
I have this at home, it's out already overseas on DVD!
Therblig17 on Jul 3, 2009
Freaking sweet. Unfortunately the douchebags at PETA are going to have a field day with this one.
jman571 on Jul 3, 2009
LOOKS LIKE THE JUNGLE BOOK LIVE ACTION....................
SHANEDAV on Jul 3, 2009
yeah I saw this in Singapore...it wasn't that great. Sorry to burst any bubbles. @3, Yeah IP Man is an awesome movie. It would be a shame if it doesn't come out here too.
Shuriken on Jul 3, 2009
Alex.....you have to tell somewhere in this kind of post that it HAS ALREADY BEEN RELEASED. Not only US where you can find it in some small DvD stores but it all of the EU and Asia. Sometimes inbetween your 10th Ponyo on the Cliff and this you must tell that it is already out there and trailer no trailer is just US studio promotion for something you can already see and shouls have seen 1 year ago.
Shige on Jul 3, 2009
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Shige on Jul 3, 2009
IP Man 2 is coming soon
Dim_one on Jul 3, 2009
yeah, like the rest, I've caught this already: it's not that great. I mean, it's nothing compared to Ong Bak 2 or The Protector.
crumb on Jul 3, 2009
Agreed with number 2. This movie was garbage.
D on Jul 3, 2009
Movie is ok. Everything felt too staged and is the weakest of his films. Tony Jaa is good and all, but he doesn't compare to Donnie Yen. IP Man was a fantastic movie and so is most of his films.
Mike G on Jul 3, 2009
Why do all the trailers on this site crop instead of letterbox when in fullscreen? Epic fail.
Serafina on Jul 3, 2009
I've already seen this film. It's not that great.
Farris on Jul 3, 2009
#14, i've been wondering the same thing. It's very upsetting!
crumb on Jul 3, 2009
Why is everyone hating on this movie?? After seeing Ong Bak and the Protector, and this trailer, i REALLY want to see this, this looks really bad ass! I really cannot believe it can all be that bad, but i guess everyone has their own opinion...
AR on Jul 3, 2009
Ong Bak....doing what Spartans do best...kick ass!!! Will see this 4sho!
Lazarus from Sparta on Jul 3, 2009
come on man, this has been on dvd for a few months now. Why wait for the butchers to release it???
REAL6 on Jul 3, 2009
i've seen this movie and its the biggest shit ever made
qweqwu on Jul 3, 2009
Dan W on Jul 4, 2009
I'm not really a Tony Jaa fan. All of his stuff feels staged and fake to me. Probably the slow-motion, which is something that a lot of older martial arts flicks never did. Imagine if Bruce Lee used Slow-mo... his speed and agility would get slowed down and you could see if he didn't hit someone properly or whatever... It just makes stuff look fake, and since this is already fake fighting, it just makes it that much more fake looking. Slow-mo in martial arts films needs to go away. That said, I say Ip Man a while back and thought it was good. Dunno why it got brought up, but that was a good flick. They're making another movie about Yip Man, but it's not really a sequel, it's a biopic. One of the co-directors of Ip Man is doing it, and they didn't call Ip Man "Yip Man" because they wanted to use that title for the bio-pic. What's interesting is that both Bruce Lee and Jet Li have made different versions of that movie as well. Fist of Fury was Bruce Lee's and Jet Li's was Fist of Legend. Comparing the scenes where the main characters fight the Karate Students is interesting. Each one is set up to really show off what the actors can do, physically. I think Jet Li's is the most fun to watch, but Bruce Lee's is pretty bad-ass at certain points. Bruce - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E_YDg3BhIqM Jet - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGT8r8uVFz8 Donnie - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3qhPDEOYbx4 I think Donnie wins for sheer brutality, in that several of the students most likely were fatally injured and the rest were probably hobbled or paralyzed. Fucking vicious. His version of the fight is also really ... different. Dunno if it's just because it's closer to reality of the event or what. The fact that all of these fight scenes are supposedly based on an actual event is just awesome, tho.
Squiggly on Jul 4, 2009
Happy july 4 to all the US dwellers (which I'm guessing is a lot of us)
Squiggly on Jul 4, 2009
I have seen this movie it is not as good as the previous one, but but the some of the actions r really really good.
mishteaque on Jul 4, 2009
The real problem is that the French distibutor Luc Besson and his company Europacorp cut 20 min out of the movie, so the version we will have in our theatres is 1H28 minutes long while the movie was 1h50 ... the international version that was seen in Cannes and on the net was 1h34 (there is a dvd available online) ... that sucks ...
thetrooper on Jul 4, 2009
#1 Im turkish, living in sweden, surfing on an american site, watching french dub of a thai movie 🙂
orhan on Jul 4, 2009
saw it! pretty good, not his best but damn entertaining the final fight is worth watching over and over and over and over
DoomCanoe on Jul 4, 2009
I really hope they didn't use real elephants for some of those shots...cause charges will be brought up.
esophus on Jul 4, 2009
Lots of forceful vomiting in this, lol.
ebbie on Jul 4, 2009
bought the dvd a couple of weeks ago... imho not as good as the first one
LuX on Jul 4, 2009
The fights are great however the biggest problem is that the guy is lacking any sort of presents. He 'looks' boring and it all feels indeed too staged.
sd on Jul 4, 2009
Looks badass, good rental! The best part is the stock X-Ray Dog trailer music, just goes to show how important editors are 🙂
Tyler Hayes on Jul 4, 2009
Holy elbow fighting awesome.
Icarus on Jul 4, 2009
Saw this about 6 months ago. It was the best martial arts film to date. The action is superb!!! This is much better than a "RENTAL" even though I've seen this about 15 times I'd still go see it again on the big screen. Fantastic film!
Black Dynomite on Jul 4, 2009
Hey Alex, You can buy a legit copy of this film at Amoeba Records. It's fairly good, definitely a part 1 of 2 type deal with some really epic fights and great cinematography. Don't listen to the haters. It's a goodie.
LINKFX on Jul 4, 2009
If anyone is interested in this movie- SEE IT!! Don't let others steer you away from this movie. It is an incredible display of this man's skills. People are already jaded from seeing Tony Jaa after only 3 films. He brings it trust me. And for those that say it looks too staged, the fighting in his last two movies had those same elements. Tony plays homage to classic martial arts film with his 5 animal forms, drunken boxing and weapons use. I will be seeing it in the U.S. theaters when it drops. I have a DVD copy and all my friends who watched it with me were blown away..the only beef was a story element towards the end...
EDAYE on Jul 5, 2009
I saw this in 9:00 pieces on youtube HQ. Awesome film, I agree with #37. Tony Jaa is freakin amazing. The story is very nice and kind of ironic. The bummer is the ending is a total cliffhanger. However, they've already started working on Ong Bak #3 AND #4. When it premiered in Thailand, it broke Thailand's box office record.
zibo fricka on Jul 5, 2009
One of the best martial arts movie i've ever seen! Amazing stunt!!! totally loved it.
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Nick S. on Jul 5, 2009
That last shot was shin-splintering...and cruel to the poor elephant...
Google the Oct8pus on Jul 6, 2009
THis looks like an effing awesome movie. I'm all for supporting the indie-martial arts film industry, especially when they turn out quality family fare, the likes of this. Kidding, kidding. But seriously - I thought Ong Bak was awesome! This looks to be doubly, even triply so!
Django on Jul 6, 2009
I have seen this movie already as well. Pretty cool stuff.
Jason on Jul 6, 2009
This movie was awesome! Tony Jaa keeps getting better and better. Pity about the whole director controversy thing, as it will likely affect the way Ong Bak 3 is shot. Speaking of which, what the hell is the matter with all you people complaining about the cinematography in the fight scenes? The scenes are fine. They're just as good as any of Jaa's past stuff. I don't get you people. And yes, the ending is a real cliffhanger, but that is due to the whole behind the scenes controversy. That said, due to its success, they're going to start shooting the 'conclusive' sequel right away.
Gex on Jul 10, 2009
tony jaa is the boss period.
Lags on Jul 15, 2009
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