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The Raid 2 is more ambitious than the original, with a more complex story and some of the best choreographed and directed action sequences ever made. What more could a hardcore action fan ask for?
A lot more involved than the original _Raid_ film, with a more complex story taking place over more time and in more places. Sounds great, but I think the smaller, contained tale of the original actually served the premise better. But make no mistake, _The Raid 2_ is **awesome**. It provokes more discussion than the original, and the fight scenes (which let’s be honest, is 100% the reason we’re all here) are **absolutely** up to specs.
_Final rating:★★★½ – I really liked it. Would strongly recommend you give it your time._
The Best Action Movie Ever Made
((From: http://thinmanmoviereviews.wordpress.com/)) In 2011, Welsh director Gareth Evans gave us “The Raid: Redemption” – one of the best pure action films of the last decade – and hinted at his potential to be a new and exciting presence in the writer/director realm. The action was hard-hitting, lightning fast, supporting a simple, contained story of one man fighting against an entire tower of enemies in a way that was reminiscent of classics like “Die Hard”. Well, if “The Raid” was one of the best action films of the last ten years, Evans’ follow-up film “The Raid 2″ has now set the standard for the next twenty. In fact, I’m going to make a bold statement that you can feel free to quote me on:
“The Raid 2″ is the best action movie ever made.
Where sequels are concerned, this film does absolutely everything right. It takes the frenetic energy of the original, contained within the twenty-story drug den in which it took place, and lets it loose across the urban sprawl of an entire city teeming with warring crime syndicates, corrupt police officers, and the civilians often caught in the crossfire. No longer contained to just one address, the fight scenes in “Raid 2″ cover car chases, cramped subway trains, muddy prison yards, night clubs, and city streets, and every action set piece hits all the right notes. Every punch thrown and bullet fired is made even more effective by the fact that all of the action is done practically. In an era where so much of the action that we see on screen is dominated by the CGI-centric explosion extravaganzas of Michael Bay and the like it’s incredibly refreshing to see highly trained stunt professionals being pushed to their limits to deliver a collection of the best action scenes in modern memory. Much of this work is shouldered by the film’s lead, Indonesian-born Iko Uwais, the returning star of the first “Raid”. Uwais is reminiscent of a younger Jet Li or – dare I say it – Bruce Lee; moving with such self-assured speed and practiced precision that every move deserves multiple looks to take in all the details. The comparison to Lee is bolstered by “The Raid 2″’s finale, which plays out like the final gatecrashing act of “Game of Death”, in which our hero has to slug his way through opponents of increasing lethality. Unlike “Game of Death”, “The Raid 2″ lets us see our villains in action almost as often as our hero, and it’s a credit to Evans as writer/director that each of these characters is absolutely dripping with charisma and cool. There are no wasted characters here; we love every hero and love to hate every villain.
The script is, with few exceptions, always on-point. What could have simply been a straight-forward action flick with minimal plot to carry us from one action set-piece to another is instead a mad whirlwind of conspiracy, murder, and double and triple-crosses, steadily ratcheting up the tension to the film’s explosive conclusion. From a technical standpoint, the impressive cinematography matches the action stride-for- stride and, looking back, there are a dizzying number of wildly choreographed long-takes that put every nuance of the environment, characters, and action on display. Combine this with a pulse-pounding soundtrack and some absolutely superb practical makeup effects accompanying every injury, no matter how small, and “The Raid 2″ is the complete package. With a third film already in the works, making this a trilogy, Hollywood has been put on notice: Gareth Evans has arrived; he’s just dramatically changed the landscape of action films and shows no signs of pulling any punches. [10/10]
The Raid was just an appetizer – this is the main course.
I watched the first Raid with my friends and found it to be an extremely well made action film. There was not much of a story to get in the way and the action was so well choreographed – proving that you don’t need a massive Hollywood budget to make a solidly entertaining film. I saw the second one this weekend expecting to see more of the same. But this is one of those rare occasions where the sequel is superior to the original in every way.
The story follows directly from the ending of The Raid. The protagonist agrees to an undercover mission to infiltrate the criminal underworld. Think Scorsese’s The Departed. He gets trapped in a brewing conflict between rival gangs and meets enough colourful characters along the way to make Quentin Tarantino proud. Moreover, the fight scenes are bigger and, generally, even better than the first. Some of them are a little hard to follow as the camera makes it difficult to follow each character but they have been expertly choreographed and blew me away at times. In fact, the film seems to combine Scorsese’s storytelling with Tarantino’s flare with Indonesian martial arts scenes to create a brilliant mix. I won’t spoil the story for anyone but I highly recommend it despite the fact that it may get a little complicated with so many characters and motivations.
By now, you probably have an idea of how this is different from the first. That is to say that there is an actual story. It isn’t in one setting and there are so many more complex characters. This may disappoint those looking for a retread of the first Raid because it is just so different but I like the fact that it was different and didn’t just try to cash in on the original. They are so different, in fact, that I would say you don’t really need to see the first film to be able to follow and enjoy this one. This one definitely takes its time to pick up, allowing the first hour or so for character exposition. But I have no problem with that and, as I said, when the action starts it is every bit as exciting as the first.
I really do recommend this film to anyone who wants to see a real action film without all the Hollywood CGI and for anyone who enjoys Scorsese, Tarantino, or just martial arts or gangster films. There is something here for most people and it comes with my highest recommendation. It makes the first film feel like a prologue to the real film, The Raid 2
Original Language id
Runtime 2 hr 30 min (150 min)
Genre Action, Crime, Thriller
Director Gareth Evans
Writer Gareth Evans
Actors Iko Uwais, Arifin Putra, Tio Pakusadewo, Oka Antara
Country Indonesia, USA
Awards 5 wins & 10 nominations.
Production Company XYZ Films
Sound Mix N/A
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera GoPro HD Hero 3, Red Epic, Zeiss Ultra Prime Lenses (used for slow motion sequences), Red Scarlet, Zeiss Ultra Prime Lenses
Film Length 4,129 m (8 reels)
Negative Format Redcode RAW
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Redcode RAW (4K) (5K) (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic) (Kodak Vision 2383), D-Cinema