I would like to introduce all of you to ‘The Raid.’ This cocktail of blood, violence, action and intense fighting sequences is like a kick in the groin. See for your self! Check out the way they combined Indonesian martial arts with modern weapons as if they’re extensions of themselves. Notice how the Preview opening screen is red, that’s not a color we see too often, which should give you the indication that it is no joke. I said see for yourself!
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Premise: A criminal overlord lives in the penthouse of an apartment building. He knows about everything that’s going on in his building. The building is littered with junkies and criminals. Iko Uwais is Rama, a rookie SWAT team member whose mission is to infiltrate the building, climb 20 stories and take down the crime lord once and for all. The thing is he and his team are out numbered and are met by the enemy in every room and every floor. Do they abandon the mission or risk the ultimate sacrifice for one criminal overlord?
‘The Raid’ was presented in Cannes as a ruff cut with no intention on selling and this was indicated by the movie not being touched up and no effects added, but that didn’t stop companies from making offers for the unfinished foreign action movie. Sony will be the company to distribute ‘The Raid’ in the United States.
Check it out action junkies and tell me what you think.