The Raid 2 2014

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He thought it was over. After fighting his way out of a building filled with gangsters and madmen, rookie cop Rama thought he could resume a normal life. He couldn?t have been more wrong.

Starring:
Iko Uwais,Arifin Putra
Runtime:
2 hours, 30 minutes

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The Raid 2

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Product Details

Genres Action & Adventure
Director Gareth Huw Evans
Starring Iko Uwais, Arifin Putra
Supporting actors Oka Antara, Tio Pakusadewo, Alex Abbad, Julie Estelle, Ryuhei Matsuda, Kenichi Endo, Kazuki Kitamura
Studio Entertainment One
BBFC rating Suitable for 18 years and over
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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4.3 out of 5 stars

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By K. G. A. Alavi on 17 Aug. 2014
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This is a great martial arts movie. I have to say I did like the Raid better, but that does not take away that thus film is excellent. For anyone who has been disappointed with the latest Jackie martial comadies, or Jet's more wire work than martial arts, this movie is salvation. Iko Uwais has set himself up as the new martial arts superstar since Tony Jaa.

This movie is more bloody and with a higher body count that the first movie. It is set over a course of years. The martial arts are brilliant. Since the first movie Rama, is forced to go undercover supposedly to break a cur rump cop ring. To do this he must engreciate himself with the son of the head gangster. When the assignment that was supposed to be a couple of months turnes into a couple of years is there anyway back for him?

Despite the film being over 2 1/2 hours, the time flies by. More than enough action and amazing fight choirography to keep me amazed. All round great movie.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Aeraphos on 29 Dec. 2014
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The Raid 1 is one of the best action movies I have ever seen. The action, martial arts, and gritty crime setting made it such an exciting experience that took me by surprise. Yet it was so very simple. The story, the characters, the setting, it was all so bare bones. It was only the mind blowing action that made it so amazing.

The Raid 2 not only improves upon the action, but it is a deeper, more complex, and more emotional movie. This is one of those rare occasions when a sequel outdoes the classic original in every conceivable way. I watched, expecting a simple yet fun action movie, I finished realizing that I had just watched something so much more.

There are many more characters with personality and roles in the story this time around. Rama once again proves himself as the King of kicking the daylights out of people. There is a large cast of criminals, all of whom have their own memorable personalities, their own motivations, and their own subplots that makes them so much more than generic bad guys. There are also many twists and revelations that I doubt anyone will be able to predict.

The cinematography is brilliant. The scenes are shot so well. Not just the fight scenes, but everything. The footage slows down at just the right moments, the camera may focus on a wisp of smoke, or a droplet of water, or any other mesmerizing image at certain points. The sets are beautiful too, and are a vast improvement over the bland apartment block in the first movie. Sound and music are also very important here. They are used with great effect at key points in very creative ways.

But the main thing in the Raid 2 is the action. All of the fight scenes are spread out more evenly than in the first movie where it was near constant.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Matt on 13 Aug. 2014
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This film has a much bigger scale than the original, there is a huge ambition to make this a largescale gangster film with martial arts, and as a whole it works.
Firstly the Action scenes are astounding, the choreography and filming make each fight seem intense and weighty. The martial artists are phenomenal and at times it seems just like a very violent dance. I cannot find fault with any of the action in this movie, it is liberally spread throughout proceedings as well to break up story elements nicely.
The plot is interesting, and a direct follow on to the end of The Raid with the protaganist having to deal with the ramifications of what happened in the building and being recruited to try and bring down corrupt police who are helping the criminal gangs.
This is a long film clocking in at about 160mins and i did feel that with some judicious editing this could have been made a little tighter, but overall i enjoyed the experience and it did not seem to drag on.
The extras are interesting and add to the overall experience of the film which is nice to see. I would recommend this to all action/Martial arts fans.
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51 of 58 people found the following review helpful By Timelord-007 TOP 500 REVIEWER on 11 April 2014
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The Raid 2.
Director Gareth Evans.
Starring.
Iko Uwais.

Blu Ray Info.
Region B/2
Indonesian Language with English Subtitles or English Dubbed.
Cert 18.
Running time 150 minutes approx.

Trivia.
1)This film takes place 2 hours after the original film ends.
2)The kitchen fight sequences took 6 weeks to film & is director Gareth Evans favourite scene in the movie.
3)The hammers wielded by Hammer Girl were made out of foam rubber.
4)The punches & kicking in these fight scenes are real as Iko Uwais & the other fighter's were able to control the speed & strength of impact making the fight sequences look as realistic as possible, No silly fake wire work was used here.

Synopsis.
2 hours after the first raid Officer Rama goes undercover with the thugs of Jakarta & plans to bring down the crime syndicate & uncover the corruption within in the Police force.

As recent events of the raid have now alerted the higher criminal underworld Rama has no choice but to go undercover yet he's is putting his wife & child & his own life at risk as Rama undertakes his most dangerous assignment by infiltrating the prison under the name of Yuda to gain the confidence of a inmate named Uco who is the son of a criminal Kingpin as Yuda plots to join their gang & eventually bring down there criminal empire once & for all.

Timelord Thoughts.
This sequel to The Raid directed again by Gareth Evans is one huge crazy spectacular action packed masterpiece that needs to be seen to be believed at just how good this movie is as it puts the Hollywood action movies to shame.
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