Yes, both of you. Here’s a new experiment to get me writing a bit again. Sans the time to write up each bit of movie news there is (guys there is so much news every week, it’s nuts) I’m going to try to keep a digest on a weekly basis. Hopefully this works and hopefully you like it. Let’s hop right to it, shall we?
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.
If you haven’t seen 2011’s The Raid: Redemption and you like martial arts films then you should probably go watch it right now because there is a sequel on the way and it looks even more balls to the wall insane than the first one.
Director Gareth Evans says you should watch this trailer LOUD and I’m inclined to agree.