Excerpt: The Movie The Raid comes to us at a time when the action genre has become a neutered, brady-bunched parody of itself, blood and gore and cursing having been toned down in the quest for the almighty dollar.
Excerpt: Ang Lee's Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon may have kick-started a resurgence of the Fantasy Kung Fu genre back in 2000, but for fans of Modern Martial Arts films like Police Story Tiger Cage the new millennium has been bitterly stagnant.
Excerpt: 'This film contains scenes of violence' is an understatement when it comes to "The Raid". It's all violence, with a handful of scenes to remind you that there is a point to this mortal combat, even if that point is going to be forgotten as soon as the credits role.
Excerpt: Na sierlijke kung fu-films (met geluidseffect bij elke trap en klap), gewelddadige en sprookjesachtige wuxia-prenten die populair werden na Ang Lee's CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON en de Thaiboks-films waarin acteur Tony Jaa zich de afgelopen tien jaar ontpopte als beukmeester met ellebogen en...