Indie Trailer Sunday: Teaser Trailer for Tony Jaa's Ong Bak 3
by Alex Billington
January 31, 2010
Source: Ain't It Cool News
This has to be Thailand's most popular film franchise. I thought Ong Bak 2 was just barely hitting theaters and now apparently Ong Bak 3 is already done shooting, too? Who knew? Ain't It Cool News found the first teaser trailer for Ong Bak 3 (via YouTube) and it looks pretty cool. I haven't even seen the second one so I don't know where the heck the story is even going at this point, but it still looks cool. At some point I need to watch the first two back-to-back anyway. Believe it or not this is real footage from the third movie, as far as we know, but it's a badass little teaser worth checking out if you're a fan of this franchise. Enjoy!
Watch the teaser trailer for Tony Jaa's Ong Bak 3 from YouTube:
Here's a synopsis for those a bit confused: "The legend of Ong Bak 3 begins after Tien (Tony Jaa) has lost his fighting skills and his beloved step-father at the Garuda’s Wing cliff from the raid led by Jom Rachan. Tien is brought back to life with the help from Pim as well as Mhen and the Kana Khone villagers. Deep into the meditation taught by Phra Bua, Tien finally is able to achieve 'Nathayut.' His talents are put to the test again when his rivals including the Golden-Armored King’s Guard, the mysterious killers in black, and Bhuti Sangkha return for the final massive showdown." This is also directed by Tony Jaa. Stay tuned for more info.
Looks sick! I always enjoy a can of Tony Jaa's homemade kickass on screen
Edward on Jan 31, 2010
Yeah! Tony Jaa kicks ass!
nativebadguy on Jan 31, 2010
Those sound effects for each hit sounds awful, but Tony Jaa is the man
Tyler S on Jan 31, 2010
They should set Ong-Bak 4 back in modern day. The first one was so badass it wasn't even funny.
Gill on Feb 1, 2010
Ugh... Lame, lame, lame. The action is so repetitive - and sounds even more so when EVERY SINGLE SOUND EFFECT in the trailer is just the SAME ONE repeated OVER AND OVER. Yawn.
Hyper on Feb 1, 2010
i've seen the great ong-bak,haven't seen no.2 yet,i don't know about this one yet could be alright.
tobi,leader of the akatsuki on Feb 1, 2010
I thought they killed Tony Jaa, Tien charictor off in the Ong Bak 2. Ong Bak 3 looks ok same kickass as the other too, Worth a watch for the ass kicking.
Cineprog on Feb 1, 2010
Agree #5...When Ong Bak came out I thought that Tony Jaa was going to be a huge success and bring a fresh approach to action movies. Now he's just wasting his talent and potential on these crappy films.
Yocke on Feb 1, 2010
You don't need to watch ong bak 1 and 2 back to back. They aren't even related. Also, you can pick up ong bak 2 at amoeba it's been in sale there for more than half a year. It's ok...definitely waiting for the conclusion to the two part story, this is not a trilogy, the name is a cash grab technique.
Linkfx on Feb 1, 2010
wow. this really looks like an awful lifetime movie with karate in it.
Brian Ricci on Feb 1, 2010
the way Ong Bak 2 ended was definitely hinting on a 3rd installment of the franchise, it wasn't a stand alone film, so i can't really say i enjoyed it, there were a lot of politics going on behind the scenes during production of the 2nd film too, hopefully Tony Jaa and his guys can sort it all out and gives us all closure on the 3rd movie.
andrew on Feb 1, 2010
Wow, that was pretty bad. Epic elbows though, and the part with him swinging on the elephant made me giggle.
Sabes on Feb 1, 2010
# 10..stop confusing karate with any other kind of martial art!!! This is just like saying australian football is the same thing as american football The first one was good, Ton Yum Goon was better!!. Ong Bak 2, awesome action, crappy storyline(it does link the one first movie though, watch it and find out). I'm guessing this one has no storyline just Jaa beating the crap out of everyone like every punch and kick at every second.
Joe C. on Feb 1, 2010
Some of you need to realize that Ong Bak isn't about storyline. In fact, most of the movies involving action coming from over there aren't. The protector's storyline was extremely weak, but the action is what it's all about. I preferred the first one but the second had some great fight scenes, including the drunken style. However, this does look like a repeat of the second given the trailer only, which includes swinging/running on elephants. I'm still going to see this because I'm always up for another movie, but I don't plan on it weighing in anywhere close to the first one.
Luminaire on Feb 1, 2010
#2 was so bad! Tom Yum Goong was laughably bad but at least it had the action to back it up. there was way too much nonsense going on the later half of Ong Bak 2. i don't wanna hype myself up too much for this one
Kenji on Feb 2, 2010
They don't seem to realize that the original Ong Bak worked so well in large part because of its small budget. Seeing a martial arts flic without all the CGI flare was hugely refreshing, and exhilarating in a way that movies like Ninja Assassin simply can't replicate. I doubt that this franchise will ever be able to return to that, though, since to them it may appear to be a step back. All we can do is wait for another great indie fighting flic to break out. Hopefully we won't have to wait long.
Brisby on Feb 5, 2010
Laughable at best. I'm not a big fan of tony jaa, he's very athletic and his ability is through the roof however, his acting is terrible, as is the rest of thai cinema (IMHO); they concentrate on the action sequences and not the acting. These films are becoming more of a novelty and any one who has seen Ip Man (starring Donnie Yen) knows what decent acting and awesome fight choregraphy can accomplish. I'm more excited for Ip Man 2+3 than any Tony Jaa movie. I will end up watching it though for the fight scenes.
Ariel on Feb 9, 2010
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