If you have good taste in movies, especially action, then I am sure you’ve seen Gareth Evans’ The Raid: Redemption. Gareth Evans who wrote and directed these films first came onto the map with his 2009 action film Merantau. Unfortunately a film I have yet to see. His follow up to Merantau is what I watched and I was not prepared for the all encompassing awesomness that his 2011 film, The Raid: Redemption, would provide. An action packed thrill ride full bloody fight scenes, unique camera effects and extremely graphic kill scenes. The film’s brutal fight scenes are as hard to watch as they are entertaining. You want to look away but you just can’t.
The plot for this sequel picks up right where the first film left off and follows Rama (Iko Uwais) as he goes undercover in prison to infiltrate the ranks of a ruthless Jakarta crime syndicate in order to protect his family and uncover the corruption in his own police force. The official trailer below shows a little more insight into the film’s story.
A lot of talk has come from the 2014 Sundance premiere of the film and the overall reaction seems good. Reviews have people talking saying the carefully crafted film is a perfect mix of beauty and brutality. If it is anything like the first, this action film series will go down as one of the greatest of all times.
I know where I will be for the release of this sequel and the review will follow. Have you seen the first film and do you plan to see the 2nd? Comment below and let us know!
By: Pat Hanavan