Those of you who saw The Raid: Redemption probably don’t remember much beyond the crazy fight scenes and there’s a reason for that: the movie didn’t have a lot beyond the fight scenes. The set up was pretty much as simple as it could have been for the good guys and the bad guys to clash and they did. Man, did they ever.
The Raid 2: Berendal seeks to out do it’s predecessor in two ways: the fights are more extreme (although not by much) and the story has quite a bit more scope. Does it succeed? Not entirely. Does it matter? No, because while the story is probably a little too convoluted the fight scenes are among the best I’ve ever seen.