Ong Bak 3 picks up where Ong Bak 2 had left off. Tien is captured and almost beaten to death before he is saved and brought back to the Kana Khone villagers. There he is taught meditation and how to deal with his Karma, but very soon his arch rival returns challenging Tien for a final duel.Written by
Due to issues with the director and production team (which Tony Jaa is credited with) tony had a breakdown and took a sabbatical from films reportedly becoming a monk and joining a monastery. See more »
There are several mistakes during the final fight scene between Tien (Tony Jaa) and Bhuti (Dan Chupong):
Bhuti's eye makeup disappears and reappears multiple times during the fight, including after he is thrown into the water that should have washed it off.
Before Bhuti throws a spear at Tien during his fight, his short laugh immediately before includes the demonic undertone he should have lost when his powers were stripped away just before the fight.
The spear clearly plants into Tien's neck to kill him, *and then* Tien raises his hands to grab it in a distant shot, but in the next cut close-up he is holding the spear's tip against his neck with no apparent damage and his hands are bleeding from being cut, supposedly from grabbing and stopping the spear's tip *before* implanting in his throat. (could possibly be another metaphysical 'reversal' similar to what occurs before the final battle when he reverses everything to the moment before Bhuti's eclipse).
Now I understand your intentions in teaching me the art of dancing. Dancing is therapy for the body and mind. I owe you a debt of gratitude for changing my life.
It's your mind that finally opened to change. Change the enemies into dancing partners. There are many things in the world that you have to learn. Greed. Wrath. Infatuation. Desires. Lust. And ignorance. Always be careful. These sins are the causes of suffering. They cause all living creatures to be stuck in the perpetual cycle of birth...
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In stark contrast to the second Ong Bak compared to the first one ... this one starts right off where the second one ended. So in other words, Ong Bak 2 and 3 are like one movie cut into two. Having said that I will write this under the pretense that you have seen the second one. If you haven't don't blame me for telling you how this starts! Just so we are clear.
So we know from the other movie, that Tony Jaas character has been captured, though even if we didn't know we get a recap of things that happened. Which may make some wonder, do we need to see the Ong Bak 2? Not for the story if that is what you are wondering. But for the action that is in it, I'd suggest you watch it.
So we are at a point where it seems the death of our main character is inevitable. Even a small fight scene between him and his captors will not change that sentiment. But this will quite remain one of the fewer action scenes in this one. That is not the reason why most rated it so low (although I can only speak for myself ultimately): It is because of the romance this sets out to explore (not successfully) and all the montages (training and otherwise). It does look good (technically sound) .. if that is something that matters to you more than to others. Tony Jaa who co-directed this and the Ong Bak 2, was trying to do something epic ... you can't blame him for trying
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