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THE RAID 2: Gore, Bloody Hell!

THE RAID 2: RETALIATION is Welsh director Gareth Evans’ follow up to the hugely popular, cult (though its popularity is bigger than the niche status suggested by “cult”) hit, “The Raid” about the deering-do of Rama (Iko Uwais), a fearless lethal weapon of a cop in Jakarta. 496 more words


THE RAID 2: BERANDAL Review: When More Is Less

The movie sequel.  Historically speaking, it’s almost as old as the movie itself.  To make a sequel - especially one that follows-up a popular title or cult classic - is a temptation from both artistic and financial perspectives.   1,491 more words

Film Review

The Raid 2


 When Jose Padilha decided to follow his striking and self-contained Elite Squad with a sequel, he removed the elements of action and violence that characterised the first film and focused on the other side on the fight against crime in Brazil – the bureaucracy and corruption. 1,032 more words

The Raid 2: Berandal - Review

The first Raid film, released 3 years back, was a brilliantly simplistic piece of work. It may sound odd to say this, but it was incredibly bold of the Welsh director Gareth Evans to support such a basic story. 1,080 more words


Spoiler: The Raid 2 is so good it's crazy

If you had asked me Sunday afternoon what was the best film I had seen this year, I would have told you that it was Captain America: The Winter Soldier. 1,142 more words


Please Hammer Girl Don't Hurt 'Em: The Raid 2 and the Flat Circle of Cinema Violence

The same weekend I saw both Captain America: The Winter Soldier and The Raid 2 — prompting this piece for NPR Monkey See — my pal… 124 more words

The Raid 2 (2014)

I’m sure you’re all familiar with the old adage regarding the breathing of new life into an existing concept. For those of you who this maxim escapes, it essentially states that someone or something has successfully revitalized, imbued, or revolutionized what had universally become the standard. 845 more words