Wednesday, July 3, 2013

The Raid: Redemption (2011)

Director: Gareth Evans

Starring: Iko Uwais, Joe Taslim, Donny Alamsyah, Yayan Ruhian, Pierre Gruno, ray sahetapy, Tegar Satrya, Iang Darmawan

More info: IMDb

Tagline: 1 Ruthless Crime Lord, 20 Elite Cops, 30 Floors of Hell

Plot: In the Jakarta slums, a derelict apartment building has become a no-go area - even the police are unwilling to enter. It has become a safe-house for the most dangerous killers and gangsters. A SWAT team infiltrate the building, under the cover of darkness, to remove its owner - a notorious drug lord named Tama.

My rating: 8.5/10

Will I watch it again? YES!!!  Bring on the sequel!!!

HOLY COW!!!  The action in this flick is off the charts insane and there's a whole bunch of it.  And it's like crazy shit that will make you cringe.  The stunt work is the star of the show.  The story is pretty simple but it's what Evans did with it that's so remarkable.  This just raises the bar when it comes to creative fight scenes. Once the shit hits the fan in the first twenty minutes it just doesn't let up until the end.  I'm still shocked at how fantastic this is.  Wow!  THE RAID 2 is filming now.  Can-not-fuck-ing-wait!!!  Hollywood needs to take notes and give this man some blank checks to do whatever the hell he wants. 

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