Screen Junkies » Ong Bak 3 http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Tue, 02 Dec 2014 04:50:24 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 Martial Arts DVD Prize Pack Winner! http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/martial-arts-dvd-prize-pack-winner/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/martial-arts-dvd-prize-pack-winner/#comments Thu, 09 Dec 2010 17:16:48 +0000 Col. Longshanks http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=11871 And the winner is...

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And the winner is…

This is the last time I have Thai for dinner.

The winner will receive the ultimate martial arts DVD prize pack.

Thanks to everyone who entered. You really know how to make fun of a man hanging from an elephant tusk.

Ong Bak 3 is on VOD, XBOX, Playstation, and Amazon.com right now.

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Caption Contest: Martial Arts DVD Prize Pack! http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/caption-contest-martial-arts-dvd-prize-pack/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/caption-contest-martial-arts-dvd-prize-pack/#comments Mon, 06 Dec 2010 22:37:51 +0000 Col. Longshanks http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=11138 To celebrate the release of Ong Bak 3 on VOD, XBOX, Playstation, and Amazon.com, we're giving away an ultimate martial arts DVD prize pack including copies of Ong Bak, Ong Bak 2, Chocolate, Exiled and Dynamite Warrior!

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To celebrate the release of Ong Bak 3 on VOD, XBOX, Playstation, and Amazon.com, we’re giving away an ultimate martial arts DVD prize pack including copies of Ong Bak Ong Bak 2, Chocolate, Exiled and Dynamite Warrior! You’ll be exposed to so many roundhouses and elephants it’ll permanently change your DNA.

All you have to do is post the funniest caption you can muster for the still frame above in the comments section below.

Contest ends Wednesday at 11:59PM EST. The winner will be announced via Twitter, Facebook, and on the site.

You can enter as many times as you’d like, but make sure your caption delivers the goods. Tony Jaa could take offense and kick you in the solar plexus. Good luck!

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Fantastic Fest Review: ‘Ong Bak 3′ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-review/fantastic-fest-review-ong-bak-3/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-review/fantastic-fest-review-ong-bak-3/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 I knew there were going to be problems with Ong Bak 3, but I figured as long as there were some fights it couldn’t be all bad. So they turned a sequel into a trilogy. So Tony Jaa ran off into the woods. As long as he knees some people in the head I’d be happy. Unfortunately, the problems with Ong Bak 3 are palpable. More after the jump...

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I knew there were going to be problems with Ong Bak 3, but I figured as long as there were some fights it couldn’t be all bad. So they turned a sequel into a trilogy. So Tony Jaa ran off into the woods. As long as he knees some people in the head I’d be happy. Unfortunately, the problems with Ong Bak 3 are palpable.

More after the jump…

Flashbacks open the film to catch audiences up with Tien’s (Jaa) story so far. You get to see the old elephant flips and knees to the head. There are actually a lot of flashbacks in the film, either to keep explaining the story or just as filler. Maybe you wouldn’t notice if you didn’t know the behind the scenes drama. You’d just think it was a part three with a lot of references to part two.

The first scene bodes well as Tien fights off his executioners. Then the filler picks up with Lord Rajasena (Sarunyoo Wongkrachang) having visions that he’s cursed. Then we meet Pim (Primrata Dejudom) and Mhen (Petchtai Wongkamlao) who recover Tien’s beaten body and nurse him back to health. The Crow Ghost (Dan Chupong) plagues Lord Rajasena and eventually terrorizes the kingdom in physical form.

It really feels like a Game of Death situation where they’re building a movie around existing footage of the star. Jaa probably shot more of this than Bruce Lee did of Game and he’s only absent, not dead, but there’s still a lot that feels like it’s padding out the running time.

The only part that even involves Tien is his rehabilitation. He spends a lot of time injured so Jaa doesn’t even walk, let alone fight. There’s some karma spirituality and a special recovery kata. Nothing new but nothing that would detract from a good fight movie. Although, the idea of a fighter practicing non-fighting against violent attackers is a bit tired.

Scenes like Tien’s kata dance feel like they’re longer than they would be if they’d had Jaa for the whole film. They didn’t, so they had to stretch out any scenes he was in by letting the takes run long and dragging out multiple angles. Maybe it reflects a new pacifist agenda for Jaa, but the film is really boring when it’s dramatic.

The finale is the real fight. Then you see the elephants and knees and everything. Tien’s new hand moves are not as impressive. The Crow Ghost has a good fight scene but it still feels like it’s the second best substitute for a fight Jaa didn’t film.

There’s some really terrible CGI, but I don’t watch Ong Bak for special effects. I watch it for the insane kick moves and there’s just not enough kicking in Ong Bak 3. The release may be a necessary evil to get the Thai choreographers working on new films again. If you’re like me you’ll have to give it a chance just to see, and then you’ll probably make the same conclusions as me.
 

 

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Martial Arts Star Tony Jaa Becomes a Buddhist Monk http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/martial-arts-star-tony-jaa-becomes-a-buddhist-monk/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/martial-arts-star-tony-jaa-becomes-a-buddhist-monk/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Martial Arts star Tony Jaa, best known for his work in the film Ong-Bak, has joined a Buddhist Monastery in Surin, Thailand. The move comes after a failed attempt at directing the first Ong-Bak sequel, and the poor box-office showing of Ong-Bak 3. The now bald actor took his vows on May 28th and will serve as a monk for an unknown amount of time.I sincerely hope that this trend makes its way to Hollywood.  After the disappointing failure of Sex and the City 2, it would be nice to see the cast forced to join a Catholic convent deep in the Italian back country, or to have Shia LaBeouf commit ritual suicide to alleviate the shame he feels for Indiana Jones 4 and Transformers 2. God be praised! (SlashFilm)

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Martial Arts star Tony Jaa, best known for his work in the film Ong-Bak, has joined a Buddhist Monastery in Surin, Thailand. The move comes after a failed attempt at directing the first Ong-Bak sequel, and the poor box-office showing of Ong-Bak 3. The now bald actor took his vows on May 28th and will serve as a monk for at unknown amount of time.

I sincerely hope that this trend makes its way to Hollywood.  After the disappointing failure of Sex and the City 2, it would be nice to see the cast forced to join a Catholic convent deep in the Italian back country, or to have Shia LaBeouf commit ritual suicide to alleviate the shame he feels for Indiana Jones 4 and Transformers 2. God be praised! (SlashFilm)

 

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Tony Jaa Goes Through a Goth Phase in ‘Ong Bak 3′ Trailer http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/tony-jaa-goes-through-a-goth-phase-in-ong-bak-3-trailer/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/tony-jaa-goes-through-a-goth-phase-in-ong-bak-3-trailer/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 "MINDFREAK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" Planet Earth's leading authority on hitting people, Tony Jaa, is back in this full trailer of Ong Bak 3. It begins with Jaa having the tar beaten out of him. Literally. They actually use his vital fluids to pave We Finally Kicked Tony Jaa's Ass Avenue (if you've never been, you need to go. There's a little place there that has THE BEST hobo noodles.). Of course being beaten to death can't stop Tony Jaa, so he returns from the grave dressed like Criss Angel and gets back to doing what he does best: killing guys with the aid of elephants. And biting faces off. Despite these athletic outlets, Tony's new emo goth behavior has me concerned. I really hope he's not carving Morrissey lyrics into his arm. Check out the trailer after the jump...

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"MINDFREAK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

Planet Earth’s leading authority on hitting people, Tony Jaa, is back in this full trailer of Ong Bak 3. It begins with Jaa having the tar beaten out of him. Literally. They actually use his vital fluids to pave We Finally Kicked Tony Jaa’s Ass Avenue (if you’ve never been, you need to go. There’s a little place there that has THE BEST hobo noodles.).

Of course being beaten to death can’t stop Tony Jaa, so he returns from the grave dressed like Criss Angel and gets back to doing what he does best: killing guys with the aid of elephants. And biting faces off. Despite these athletic outlets, Tony’s new emo goth behavior has me concerned. I really hope he’s not carving Morrissey lyrics into his arm.

Check out the trailer after the jump…


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