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Ong-bak 3 (2010)

R | | Action | 14 January 2011 (USA)
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Continuing from Ong Bak 2's 1440s, Prince Tien fails to revenge his parents' murder by the evil new ruler. The beaten Tien is rescued. Can he bring peace to the kingdom?


Tony Jaa (story and screenplay), Panna Rittikrai (story and screenplay)
3 nominations. See more awards »





Credited cast:
Tony Jaa ... Tien
Primorata Dejudom ... Pim (as Primrata Det-Udom)
Dan Chupong ... Bhuti Sangkha (as Chupong Chungpruk)
Nirut Sirichanya ... Master Bua
Petchtai Wongkamlao ... Mhen (as Phetthai Wongkhamlao)
Sarunyu Wongkrachang Sarunyu Wongkrachang ... Rat-Cha-Sei-Na (as Sarunyoo Wongkrachang)
Sorapong Chatree Sorapong Chatree ... Chernung
Chumphorn Thepphithak Chumphorn Thepphithak ... Uncle Mao (as Chumporn Theppituk)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Philip Hersh ... Additional Voices (voice)
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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 J.

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The biggest fight of all is with himself.



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence and bloody images | See all certifications »

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Was originally meant to be a single film with 'Ong Bak 2' 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).
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Tien: 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.
Master Bua: 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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Edited from Ong Bak 2 (2008) See more »

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He's Getting Soft
20 August 2010 | by ebossertSee all my reviews

Tony Jaa is an incredible athletic specimen, and his last three films – "Ong Bak" (2003), "Tom Yum Goong" (2005), and "Ong Bak 2" (2008) – were fantastic exhibitions of buttkicking. Considering the production hell that "Ong Bak 2" endured, it seemed like Jaa could do no wrong. But then something unexpected happened. He pulled a Dave Chapelle on us and stuck a big middle finger at his fans. Instead of sucking it up like a man and simply enduring the last few years on his contract, Jaa chose the crybaby route and ran like a child into the woods. I was still looking forward to "Ong Bak 3" (2010) despite the horrible online buzz it has been getting, because deep down inside I was hoping that Jaa would give us one last exhibition of glory before taking a (hopefully) temporary vacation for the next few years. Unfortunately, he left us a fluff piece that's merely watchable.

This picks up immediately after "Ong Bak 2" ends, with Jaa being captured, tortured and beaten. Much of the first hour is dedicated to his rescue and recovery, which might get on the bad side of action junkies but this part of the film is actually decent despite a weak storyline (pretty environments and good scoring do help to hold one's interest). The script basically sucks, and is actually a downgrade from "Ong Bak 2" (which at least had a number of cool characters and scenarios). I seriously question the whole "king curse" element that was introduced in this film. I guess it could have worked in theory, but the execution leaves much to be desired.

Of course, no one watches Jaa's films for award-winning scriptwriting, which means that the fighting represents the one major element that simply must work in order to earn entertainment value. One thing the viewer will notice in "Ong Bak 3" is that the degree of difficulty of the martial arts choreography is not nearly as high as Jaa's previous works. There's quite literally not one awe-inspiring exchange in the entire film, and it's obvious that Jaa was sleepwalking through this because his presence feels superfluous. It's no exaggeration to say that any B-grade Thai action star (e.g., Mike B., etc.) could have been inserted into the lead role and the film would have lost very little. The choreography itself is too simplistic to be memorable, and for the first time ever I felt like Jaa's take downs got repetitive after a while.

Now that's not to say that the fighting completely stinks. "Mediocre" for Tony Jaa is "good" for everyone else, which means that the action in "Ong Bak 3" is engaging enough to be moderately entertaining. One big blunder though was having Dan Chupong carry the load as the lead antagonist. It irritates me that people are talking this guy up like he's gonna be the next big thing when in reality he's only slightly above average in his athleticism and skill. "Dynamite Warrior" (2006) was terrible and "Born To Fight" (2004) was entertaining more for its other half dozen protagonists and unintentional hilarity than Chupong's physical skills. His punches and kicks look incredibly flimsy and weak when captured in wide camera angles and he doesn't have much in terms of diverse moves. If you want to rely on someone while Jaa is gone, check out Indonesian action star Iko Uwais – who recently gave us the impressive feat of awesomeness known as "Merantau" (2009).

"Ong Bak 3" comes with a very reserved, marginal recommendation. In reality it's on the same level as something like "The Sanctuary" (2009) or "The Bodyguard" (2004) and comes off like a poor man's version of "Ong Bak 2." Jaa's typical critics – you know, the people with awful taste in action films – will have a field day lambasting this one while giving it a 1/10 rating. Jaa's fans will be justifiably underwhelmed, and could probably skip it entirely without missing much of anything.

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Release Date:

14 January 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ong Bak 3: The Final Battle See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,648, 16 January 2011

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital EX | Dolby SR


Color (35 mm version)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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