Watched The Raid 2: Berandal on Saturday night. If you’re a fan of martial arts/action movies then you HAVE to go see this one! It’s the best one I’ve seen in years! There’s some epic, brutal and blood soaked fight scenes in there. Some parts are so brutal/painful looking they make you cringe, but I fully enjoyed it.
There’s some amazingly choreographed hand to hand fight scenes, baseball fights, hammer fight scenes, gun shoot outs a car chase and knife fight scenes. What more could you want in an action movie?
Check out the trailer for the film below.
If you’re still not convinced to watch it in a cinema (if available in your area) then here’s a little taste of what to expect. A deleted scene from the film, described below by the director Gareth Evans:
“This is one of a few deleted scenes taken from the film. Reasons to cut were entirely down to pacing issues. This was probably the hardest for me to cut due to the fact that the production on this scene lasted around 6 days of shooting, it cost us a f**k load to make and it served to escalate the gang war out onto the streets involving people outside of the closed off inter-gang politics.
At the end of the day though, after discussing its worth it took us away from the central theme for a little too long with characters that would only exist in this scene alone.
Whenever I edit a film – every scene feels like a precious moment. “No fucking way can I cut this” is a regular phrase I utter at Aram (one of the producers at XYZ Films who patiently worked with me to get the film to it’s final cut) but his patience was always a virtue and it’s when you make a cut and no longer miss it from the bigger picture a few days down the line that you realise it was the right decision to make.
But I still want you guys to see the chaos and the mayhem we had in store, and so with the release of the film coming in a few days time – here’s a sample of one of the action scenes that simply didn’t make it.”
Warning: NSFW .. the scene below is pretty brutal and violent. But only a scratch on the surface compared to the rest of the film.
Do yourself a favour and go watch this film. Also, if you haven’t yet, get yourself familiar with the first one The Raid: Redemption.