Ong Bak 3 Reviews
almost a complete meltdown, putting in crows and retarded sfx, ffs if you got tony jaa you dont need any other shit
The first Ong Bak didn't have the best story ever, but the action scenes where the movie's big highlight, relying on hidden trampolines and camera techniques to make them happen, no computers or wire work, pure physical effects. That glued the movie together all the way; every single action scene had something new or more impressive to show. The second movie was different, taking place way before the first movie. It was darker and gorier, but just as entertaining, even if it wasn't as good: the story wasn't told well and the ending was too much show and little satisfaction. It was good nevertheless, and very watchable. With that said, let's dive into the big diarrhea sea that is Ong Bak 3.
The story, much like the first movie, is thin, but they have the balls to give it an inconsistent rhythm and pacing, with too much and yet nothing happening. There's no real character; either hero or villain, it doesn't matter; it goes without glory or attention. The movie makes the first use in the decaying trilogy of computers and wires, which disappoint a lot and the computer effects, are awful. That's degrading the saga guys...sad. The action scenes, while well-choreographed and entertaining (plus, fun) they felt empty without any character to care who's fighting who. Movies like Michael Bay's Transformers films, even those at least "establish" a character (even if it goes undeveloped) before having him fight something. Here, there's none of that, so we're just watching two figures punching each other, without really caring who wins or lose; all we can care about is getting the fuck off wherever we're watching this.
The first two movies leaved something in me, this one only gave me dreams, cause I could barely stand the movie's pacing, lack of energy and character, boring me. If you haven't watch this, well, it goes without saying that you shouldn't. Instead enjoy the enjoyable action fests that are the first and second movies. At least those two should provide some good memories of bone-breaking. Ong Bak 3 it's just deplorable and despicable...me.
Well I'm still waiting to see that happen - here they tried, and failed.
The rule of "the third movie is never as good as the previous two" seems to be a real malediction...
Mind you. I like stupid fun movies as much as I like smart movies.
What I don't like is when movies try to appear smarter than they really are.
I didn't mind the fact that the 2 previous Ong Bak didn't have a real scenario, because anyways, they didn't try too hard. This one however does try... But mainly it's a long series of clichés :p
This movie is easy to watch and occasionally fun though, Jaa's fighting is still great.
Good enough if you've seen the 2 previous ones - otherwise, forget it.