In case you haven’t noticed, one of the greatest action films of the last decade is being given a sequel and ohh can’t I wait to see it this year. It’ll be debuting at Sundance (sadly without me attending) before getting a theatrical release in March in the USA; which means I’ll see it on VOD/Blu Ray sometime in September I hope, because I can’t see my local cinema playing a foreign film with subtitles ever.
Have I told the world how much I adore The Raid? If I have I hope you forgive me in resorting to hyperbole, but it is the be all and end all of action cinema that is post Jackie Chan, Jet Li & Matrix American action films. Instead of making the grandness of scenes (like in Batman) take over we return to the simple kung-fu ness of action films and I’m so happy to see it’s return. Please make Gareth Evans make this into the next Police Story franchise films… and never stop casting that dude who was Mad Dog in the first film.
Anyways, here’s the trailer: