Summary: I love martial arts and this movie does it better than any other movie.
Realistically too, rather than the main character beating up a hundred guys,
fighting the boss and nearly dying then having a special moment after which he
beats the boss. Well mostly realistically. On the gory side, and with lots of
swearwords (in Asian but subtitled,) it's not for the kids.
"Locked in a building,& outnumbered, only way out .. FIGHT!!!!"
Logan, Mighty Ape
26 October 2012
Summary: Excellent fighting scenes, using Silat at times, then when the penultimate
fight starts between two brothers against one guy its everything you could hope
for excelling on all levels.
This movie is right up there with the likes of the 1st Ong Bak, Ip Man 1 &
2, you will not be disapointed.
Summary: Very different to most martial arts movies. Most seem to show off the martial
art like ‘look I'm doing amazing fighting’ or ‘look this is an art.’
This makes it about fighting for survival not for show. But then also shows off
some pretty cool moves.
I had it standard but then bought Blu-ray. Differences between the two are the
music playing on the menu and the background music as the good guys start moving
up levels before they get discovered.
Summary: Wow! not only is this a great martial arts movie its also a great old fashioned shoot em up action. The martial arts are amazing in parts but the real greatness of this low budget flick is in the very good story and awesome action. Be warned though...this is R18 for a reason. If you are a hetro male go and see this movie...and dont DL it cause you need to see it on the big screen!
Summary: Don't let the subtitles put you off seeing this film unless you can already understand Bahasa. You can't help but be immersed in the non-stop action and (necessary) violence. I haven't wriggled around in my seat in a movie for a looong time. I could almost feel every kick and punch. Cracking good fun and a must have when released on Bluray/DVD.
Summary: If, like me, you like your action movies served hyper-violently with buckets of gore, high-octane plot, brutal characterisation and dynamic direction - then look no further. The John Woo of 'Bullet in the Head' and 'Hard Boiled' days just got reincarnated in the form of Brit director Gareth Evans' Indonesian action flick, 'The Raid.
Conclusion: The best action film of 2012 bar none and up there with the Die Hards for pure action and amazing set pieces. The fight scene in the corridor has to be seen to be believed. An almost dance like sequence that will go down in cinema history. And all this from a Welsh director called Gareth!!!! Cymru am byth!