New action-packed television spot for Gareth Evans' The Raid 2
In just twenty-two days (not that I'm counting or anything) most of us will finally be able to check out Gareth Evans' highly anticipated THE RAID 2. Critics were blown away by the film when it screened at Sundance (you can read our review here), and many are very eager to see what sounds like an amazing action flick.
I'm sure this doesn't help the wait any, but a new television spot for THE RAID 2 was released recently, featuring a couple of seconds of new footage. However, the real focus of this spot is what critics have to say about the movie, and with blurbs like "THE DARK KNIGHT of action movies," it's no wonder why so many people are excited to see the new film.
Take a look:
He thought it was over. After fighting his way out of a building filled with gangsters and madmen - a fight that left the bodies of police and gangsters alike piled in the halls - rookie Jakarta cop Rama thought it was done and he could resume a normal life. He couldn't have been more wrong.
Formidable though they may have been, Rama's opponents in that fateful building were nothing more than small fish swimming in a pond much larger than he ever dreamed possible. And his triumph over the small fry has attracted the attention of the predators farther up the food chain. His family at risk, Rama has only one choice to protect his infant son and wife: He must go undercover to enter the criminal underworld himself and climb through the hierarchy of competing forces until it leads him to the corrupt politicians and police pulling the strings at the top of the heap.
And so Rama begins a new odyssey of violence, a journey that will force him to set aside his own life and history and take on a new identity as the violent offender "Yuda." In prison he must gain the confidence of Uco - the son of a prominent gang kingpin - to join the gang himself, laying his own life on the line in a desperate all-or-nothing gambit to bring the whole rotten enterprise to an end.
The action looks awesome and brutal, but hardcore violence isn't the only reason why I'm pumped for the sequel. Critics have also said the story and the characters are excellent, and I seriously can't wait to see if Rama will be able to survive in the new movie.
THE RAID 2 will kick and elbow its way into theaters on March 28th, 2014.