Thursday, 17 July 2014

The Raid and The Raid 2

These Indonesian martial art / action films are two of my favorite action movies of all time. The first follows a large squad of police officers raiding an apartment building filled with bad guys. It's a pretty simple premise, but it is non stop action from the get go with lots of violence and awesome fight scenes. The second carries on right after the first, though it drops a bit of pace for more story and acting - both of which are of higher quality than I would have expected from what pretty much is a beat-em-up. Not much "Raiding" happening in the second one but still lots of fighting to be had, and quite a lot of blood. A lot.

I do think the first one is slightly better with pacing though.

There's not much more I can give away without spoilers so I'll just leave it at that, but highly recommend both films (in sequence) to any who like that genre and don't mind reading subtitles or can speak Indoneasian. ^_^

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