As far as action films go, you probably couldn’t find a better one than 2011’s The Raid. A surprising Indonesian extreme-action flick, director Gareth Evans – a pretty fantastic foreign action man – brought the goods as his action film became a cult classic.
Evans is back with the sequel, The Raid 2: Berandal, which takes the focus of the first film but expands the scope. The sequel will follow the first film’s main character – Rama (Iko Uwais) – as he goes undercover to infiltrate the Jakarta crime syndicate. He has to go deep to protect his family and expose the corruption within his own police department. The sequel looks every bit as crazy, fast paced, gory action that the first film was, which is a great thing.
The Raid 2 was recently picked up by Sony Pictures Classics for a 2014 release in the U.S.
Go here for the trailer.