And 100 minutes of awesomeness.
And don't forget... have fun.
Titled originally Serbuan Maut
(Deadly Assault/Death Raid
), known as The Raid: Redemption in English-speaking countries
, directed by Gareth Evans, and starring martial artist Iko Uwais. This is their second team-up after their first film together, Merantau
The Indonesian film is a hybrid Heroic Bloodshed
and Martial Arts film
featuring gun action and story themes from Heroic Bloodshed
, with a healthy dose of hand to hand and weapon based martial arts in the second half of the film. A sequel, The Raid 2: Berandal
was released on March 28, 2014.
Deep in the heart of Jakarta's slums lies an impenetrable derelict apartment building which became a safe house for the world's most dangerous killers and gangsters. The rundown apartment block has been considered untouchable to even the bravest of police. On one rainy morning, an elite team is tasked with raiding the building in order to take down the notorious drug lord who runs it. But when a chance encounter with a spotter blows their cover, and news of their assault reaches the drug lord, the building's lights are cut off and all exits are blocked. Stranded on the 6th floor with no way out, the unit must fight their way through the city's worst criminals to survive their mission.
An American remake bringing back Evans as producer and Yayan Ruhian (Mad Dog) and Uwais as fight choreographers has been announced, but is currently on hold.
Tropes present in this film include: