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The Raid, aka the best action movie in at least a decade

Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by Nananine, Apr 4, 2012.

  1. Nananine

    Nananine Well-Known Member

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    A 20-man SWAT team attempts to clear out a 30 floor tenement building overrun with criminals. But the team gets ambushed and has to fight their way out by any means necessary. It's an Indonesian-based film by Welsh director Gareth Evans. He previously did a martial arts film Merantau with martial arts (Silat) expert Iko Uwais, who also stars in The Raid.

    The Raid lived up to every drop of hype and it's completely worth seeing in the theaters. No wires or trickery, minimal CG, the entire film is just men beating, stabbing and shooting each other to death to survive.

    Trailer:

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    Here's one entire fight. There's tons of clips floating around youtube, but I can safely say that if you watch all of them it won't spoil the movie.

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  2. Harold falcon

    Harold falcon Well-Known Member

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    Intrigued. Will watch.
     
  3. Anthony K

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    My kind of flick. Will definitely check it out.
     
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    Been hearing great things about this film.
     
  5. JLibourel

    JLibourel Well-Known Member

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    Plan to catch it Monday or Tuesday.
     
  6. idfnl

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    Looks pretty good. Will get an American remake for sure.
     
  7. Hard2Fit

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    Will gladly pay money to see this.
    :slayer:
     
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    and a perfect date movie
     
  9. Hard2Fit

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    Mos def.
    Are you going to buy me dinner too?

    Btw, it was panned by Foo. . . I mean Ebert.
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  10. Nananine

    Nananine Well-Known Member

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    Fuck that video game hater. Ebert wrote a response defending his review of The Raid that boiled down to "no one has any taste except me." He gave Wrath of the Titans two stars the next day.
     
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    Saw Wrath (in 3D) this morning.
    Two stars sounds about right.
    And yes, I still have that 3D movie headache. . .
     
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  12. JLibourel

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    Saw "Raid" today. I considered it a waste of time and money: chaotic, confusing (hard to tell most of the cops apart) and very hokey. Guys who have had the bejeezus beaten out of them time after time bounce back to become viable fighters, assault rifles that shoot as if they were belt fed machine guns, and so it went. The most extreme example is one character who has just had his hand transfixed by a large knife and then chained up and used as a human punching bag by an expert martial artist but becomes a lively, capable fighter as soon as he is freed.
     
  13. I am DIL

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    Pfft. Just proves that Indonesians are tough motherfuckers. That's all.
     
  14. hoozah

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    people don't watch these films because they are believable. people watch them because they're entertaining and get your adrenaline going. i've seen more martial arts moves that i can recall that had the most fucked up storyline but because the action scenes were good, it made the movie good. i for one will definitely see this if its in theaters.
     
  15. dwyhajlo

    dwyhajlo Well-Known Member

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    Have you never played Double Dragon or Streets of Rage?
     
  16. JLibourel

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    No, I have not. I presume these are video games of some sort. Perhaps it's just old-fashioned of me, but if I am watching something that purports to be suspenseful dramatic tragedy, something that departs so far from reality ceases to be gripping, at least for me.
     
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    Is this what you were expecting when you went to see it? I haven't seen it yet, but based off of everything I've seen and read, that's not what I would describe it being marketed as.
     
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    Okay VERY intrigued here....this gave me warm fuzzies I haven't felt since the days of my obsession with Anthony Wong.
     
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    :bounce2::inlove:
     

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