Holy shit! This trailer for the action-packed film The Raid will go doen in history as one of the most radically badass action packed movie trailers I've ever seen. This movie looks insanely awesome! For those of you looking to watch an incredible action film... I think The Raid is what we've been waiting for. The movie comes from Merantau director Gareth Evans.
The film has a simple plot.... it comes from Indonesia and tells the story of a SWAT team that becomes trapped in a tenement run by a ruthless mobster, armed with two highly violent martial arts killers and an army of machete-swinging, machine gun-toting dealers and thugs.
Here are some reviews I found for the film which was just shown at TIFF, and good hell I want to see it now!
Firstshowing says - "Holy shit I haven't seen an action movie this good in years! I felt that way only 30 minutes in, but after the full 100 minutes, I still felt the same and had to exclaim that here, right upfront, because it deserves that much praise."
THR says - "Quite simply, this movie is a whole mess of bone-crunching, face-pummeling, throat-slicing and fist-pounding awesomeness. The midnight screening had people cheering, wincing and shaking their heads in disbelief."
Bloody Disgusting says - "The Raid does everything right, and is so incredibly self-aware in its awesomeness that I envision the filmmakers jacking off to their own movie (I would too). If you’re expecting a kick to the head, instead you should probably expect 42 kicks to the teeth, a roundhouse, 362 punches to the ribs and then two broken legs. The Raid is ultra-cinema, the highest octane of energy you’ll ever see on the big screen. It’s a rush that’s only side effect is withdrawal – and the only fix is to see it again."
I'm 100% sold sign me up, Sony Pictures has already acquired the film, let hope they release it... now Deadline has also reported that Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda has been hired to create a new musical score for a film, which is awesome, and will help make it marketable to American Audiences, as if the hard core action wasn't enough.
Watch the trailer, oh and it's Red-Band... for being so awesome!