Tom Yum Goong Movie

After a two year wait, we will soon be able to watch the sequal to ‘Ong-Bak’. Next weekend, the highly anticipated action movie ‘Tom Yum Goong’ will hit movie theatres in Thailand. Rival movie distributors have been asked to clear their slates for that weekend so that ‘Tom Yum Goong” can have a clean run. At 300 million baht, this is the second most expensive Thai movie ever to be made. (The most expensive one was of course ‘Suriyothai’.) It is rumoured that they will raise the price of the movie ticket just to help cover costs. I doubt this would be needed as it will surely do well in the overseas market. The previous movie took in US$15 million worldwide.

Check out the following site for trailers and photos. Also our forums for the latest news.

Official Web site – http://www.tomyumgoongmovie.com/
Movie News – All About Thailand Forums

13 responses to “Tom Yum Goong Movie

  1. I’m waiting to see this movie! There is martial arts and ‘chaangs’ in it — must see for me. My brother is a fan of Khun Jaa Panom (aka Tony Jaa), like I said he likes Muay Thai (^_~) and me too.

  2. Me too.

    Actually my mouse pad is a promo for ‘Tom Yum Goong’ I got it as a freebie from eThaiCD.com 😉

    I love Muay Thai also although the martial arts style Khun Jaas uses in Ong-Bak (and also the new movie?) I think is not true ‘Muay Thai.’ His style has alot more flash like Jackie Chan than real Muay Thai fighters and certainly not like boxing. 😉 I love to watch though, he does some amazing stunts!

    I have Ong-Bak on VCD here and I saw it in the theatres also. Great movie, light on story but Khun Jaa Panom is awesome to watch in action. The only thing I didn’t like about the theatrical release is that they decided to tack on an American gangsta rap soundtrack to make it appeal more to American teenagers spending their money. The movie was fine enough without that.

    Let’s see how good the new movie should be. Btw Richard what are the regular prices to go see a movie in BKK?

    Wit

  3. Ong bak is one of my favourite thai movie. I’m looking forward to see this “tom yum goong”movie… but I must wait patiently until it is released in Indonesia.

  4. I think is not true ‘Muay Thai.’ His style has alot more flash like Jackie Chan than real Muay Thai fighters and certainly not like boxing

    Yeah, my mom keeps saying he’s the Thai Jackie Chan, LOL. I think Muay Thai is kind of the essence of what it’s based on/supposed to be but an action movie demands a lot of stunts even if it’s not like the ‘real real’ Muay Thai fighters.

    I didn’t know before that ‘Tuk’ Bongkoch Kongmalai was starring in it? Is she a bad seed or good seed in this film? She looks mean enough to be a ‘bad’ seed but I haven’t read about her character. Anyway, can’t wait. But why on earth is it called ‘Tom Yum Goong’? I haven’t found the connection to the film’s title and content?

  5. I think Muay Thai is kind of the essence of what it’s based on/supposed to be but an action movie demands a lot of stunts even if it’s not like the ‘real real’ Muay Thai fighters.

    Your right. That’s the basis that ‘Thais’ it to Thailand. Sorry, don’t encourage my off beat farang sense of humor 😉

    Wit

  6. I have already seen the movie during the premiere on august 4th. Its a phenomenal movie especially for action junkies such as yours truly. You all can checkout the pictures i have taken at the event especially with the actors including Tony Jaa =)

    http://www.tonyjaa.org/forum/index.php?showtopic=773&st=0

  7. Okay. I’m guilty of not being all that patriotic. Ong-Bak is coming to me via NetFlix at the end of the month. Heh.

    Showed my hubby, the martial artist, the trailer for Tom Yum Goong. Agreed with Jen on the Jackie Chan angle. A lot of his moves look like the holds we do in Tae Kwon Do and probably with dashes of Jujitsu. Not very Muay Thai-ish, but still kick some major donkeys. 😉

    Also, this looks to be an all-action and not much else film, and they’re billing the movie accordingly. Not trying to make it looks like oooh the drama and the visual. This is action. And that’s all you’re getting. Don’t see that kind of straight marketing in Hollywood any more these days. 🙂

  8. Never missed a Jackie Chan movies since school! Now, I must check this out! Unfortunately the link to this site is very very slow. Did anyone have this problem? I am not a real fast connection now, but stilll….

  9. Tony Jaa’s antics make Jackie Chan’s look like child’s play. Waiting for Tom Yum Goong to come out on DVD(or bootleg anyway)! Ong Bak rocked as well.

  10. Khun Wit “I think is not true ‘Muay Thai.’ His style has alot more flash like Jackie Chan than real Muay Thai fighters and certainly not like boxing.”
    Actually this is applied ancient Muay Thai. Real Ancient Muay Thai is too lethal for sporting. Now only few Sum Nuk Muay Thai have a ancient style training.

  11. I confirm Khun Wit’s comments.

    Yesterday, my university students just gave an oral presentation about Ancient Muay Thai. It sounded like a description of the style of fighting displayed by Tony Jaa in the Tom Yum Goong movie (which I had fortuitously watched just a couple nights previous to the class).

    Fists bound in horse hide (covered with glue and then dipped in cut glass), groin-area attacks, bone- crushing, etc. Yeeeeesh!

  12. Yeppers,

    Thanks Pi and JD for the imput on Ancient Muay Thai..

    Actually I have just about everything on Muay Thai (boxing) you can get from eThaiCD.com and some other sources too.

    Some of my VCD on Muay Thai are documentaries and go alot into the history of Muay Thai. Alas, however they are all dubbed in Thai and my still ‘infancy’ of Thai language makes it a slooooooow process to understand the details of what I am looking at. Still fun though!

    I’d love to write a blog on Muay Thai but I have to think of the right angle for it. Keep watching…

    Wit

  13. A little follow up to this story. The distributors of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory were apparently asked to delay the release for a whole month! At first I thought it was just going to be a week. I am not sure if they did it as a favour or whether any money exchanged hands. However, this might have done some serious damage to Charlie. I have just heard that the pirate DVD version of the movie is already on sale. Although the picture quality is not 100%, it is good enough for most Thai people. I think the movie will only last a week or so once it is finally released. If there are two or more of you, it is cheaper to buy the DVD.