Synopsis: Immediately following the events of the original, The Raid 2 tracks Officer Rama as he is pressured to join an anti-corruption task force to guarantee protection for his wife and child.
Release Date: March 28, 2014
Thoughts: 2011’s The Raid: Redemption was a high-speed locomotive of an action film, one that took very little time to take a breath or allow the audience to catch theirs. Following a S.W.A.T. team working their way up through a slum high-rise while a seemingly endless supply of knife wielding bad guys try to cut them off (and up!), the movie left a lasting impression on me – mostly because it was such an unexpected marvel.
Flash forward three years and The Raid 2: Berandal is set for release in 2014, picking up pretty much after the first one ended. I’m thrilled that director Gareth Evans (V/H/S 2) is back as well Iko Uwais as tireless good cop Rama. As big and bold as the first film was, its follow-up has a high bar to meet and I’m interested to see how well the sequel works outside of the mostly one location setting of the original. From the looks of this first teaser trailer, Evans has it all under control.