After all, it's just a ride….

The Raid 2 (2014) Trailer

The trailer for this inevitable to 2011’s high-octane adrenaline thrill ride  has been floating around for a few weeks, but now that it’s received its world premiere at Sundance I think we need to take stock, magazine, silencer and laser-scope. Hyperbole is not a unknown dimension for movie bloggers so claims ‘the greatest action film evar’ should be taken with the requisite pinch of salt, but this does sound quite entertaining and has zeroed in on taglines such as ‘The Godfather II of Action Movies’;

Apparently it’s 20 minutes of set-up, then once those hares are set racing round the narrative track the film is two hours of relentless, uncompromising & invincible violence, with a particular emphasis on the excruciating bone crushing qualities of hammers and baseball bats – nice. I wasn’t completely crazy about the first one, it was good fun but dulls quickly on a second watch, but this could be a welcome antidote to all the worthy award season product currently weeping through screens. It opens in the States in March, so I assume we’ll get it later in the Spring….

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