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Sweet baby Jesus. The trailer for “The Raid” has been making the rounds today. The second film from “Merentau” director Gareth Evans, “The Raid” just premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival, and holy crap am I jealous.
Here’s a synopsis:
Deep in the heart of Jakarta’s slums lies an impenetrable safe house for the world’s most dangerous killers and gangsters. Until now, the rundown apartment block has been considered untouchable to even the bravest of police. Cloaked under the cover of pre-dawn darkness and silence, an elite swat team is tasked with raiding the safe house in order to take down the notorious drug lord that 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 and all the exits blocked. Stranded on the 6th floor with no way out, the unit must fight their way through the city’s worst to survive their mission. Director Gareth Evans (Merantau) and rising martial arts star Iko Uwais reunite in this adrenaline-fueled action film.
And if that’s not enough to get your action juices flowing, watch the trailer embedded below (via YouTube). “The Raid” looks incredible. If the movie only lives up to half of the potential of the trailer, it will be a formidable force to contend with indeed. There is a lot of machete play going on, a great deal of face shooting, and at one point I’m pretty certain that a guy brings a knife to a gun fight, with disastrous results. Enjoy.
Via : YouTube