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The Raid 2 begins production! Photos included!

Jan. 31, 2013by:

For those who enjoyed THE RAID from GARETH EVANS, it will please you to know that production on the sequel began this week.

Evans is back helming along with Iko Uwais who reprises his role as, "a police officer with a terrific set of fighting skills. The sequel picks up right where the first film ends and follows the office as he goes undercover and infiltrates the ranks of a ruthless Jakarta crime syndicate in order to protect his family and uncover the corruption in his own police force."

The Indonesian title will be THE RAID 2: BERANDAL. The film is expected to shoot for 100 days.

The first film definitely grabbed a ton of attention from moviegoers, and certainly around here at JoBlo.com. Evans had this to say to those who became fans of the first installment, To all our fans thank you so much for your support. We can't wait to come back and show you what we have been working on. We'll be there in 2014 with a film bigger, better and bloodier!

Two new photos from the production were released as well. You can check those out below.

Sony Pictures Classics will again handle the release of the film in the states.

Source: THR

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9:34PM on 01/31/2013
This just made my day.
This just made my day.
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9:56PM on 01/31/2013
Nothing else can sum up my thoughts except for..yes.
Nothing else can sum up my thoughts except for..yes.
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9:20PM on 01/31/2013
Fuck yeah! I'm so hyped right now!!!!
Fuck yeah! I'm so hyped right now!!!!
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10:48AM on 02/01/2013
I actually watched The Raid again the other day, and its clearly the most bad ass movie I've seen in a bit. This sequel is more than welcome to grace the big screen. I'll be there opening night.
I actually watched The Raid again the other day, and its clearly the most bad ass movie I've seen in a bit. This sequel is more than welcome to grace the big screen. I'll be there opening night.
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8:14AM on 02/01/2013

Nice

Actuallyjust caught the first one for hte first time on Netflix the other day and thought it was great. I srsly lost count of how many times some one got picked up and thrown into a wall. It wasn't a lost but it was more then a few i can tell you that! Can't wait to see the next one.
Actuallyjust caught the first one for hte first time on Netflix the other day and thought it was great. I srsly lost count of how many times some one got picked up and thrown into a wall. It wasn't a lost but it was more then a few i can tell you that! Can't wait to see the next one.
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7:23AM on 02/01/2013
Just can't wait for this movie.
Just can't wait for this movie.
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2:10AM on 02/01/2013
I saw this listed on imdb and was immediately excited. I loved the hell out of the first film and more couldn't be a bad thing for me. He simply needs to do more of the same and I will lap it all up.
I saw this listed on imdb and was immediately excited. I loved the hell out of the first film and more couldn't be a bad thing for me. He simply needs to do more of the same and I will lap it all up.
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5:45PM on 02/02/2013
It better be as bloody as the first!!!
It better be as bloody as the first!!!
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5:41PM on 02/02/2013
It better be as bloody as the first!!!
It better be as bloody as the first!!!
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11:19PM on 01/31/2013
And we'll still have to wait for the DVD to be released in order to see the director's version.
And we'll still have to wait for the DVD to be released in order to see the director's version.
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3:38AM on 02/01/2013

Am I the only one who finds The Raid to be a bit overrated?

Edit: Why did my comment come up twice?
Edit: Why did my comment come up twice?
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3:38AM on 02/01/2013

Am I the only one who finds The Raid to be a bit overrated?

As someone who has seen a LOT of Asian action cinema, I found The Raid to be half of a great action picture. The greatness ends after Rama takes one of the bad guys out with him through the window. When the 1st Mad Dog fight happens the choreography turns generic and repetitive instead of being dynamic. The last fight scene between Rama & Andi vs. Mad Dog is the WORST at this offense with Rama and Andi using the same moves and techniques over and over. By the end of the fight, I was
As someone who has seen a LOT of Asian action cinema, I found The Raid to be half of a great action picture. The greatness ends after Rama takes one of the bad guys out with him through the window. When the 1st Mad Dog fight happens the choreography turns generic and repetitive instead of being dynamic. The last fight scene between Rama & Andi vs. Mad Dog is the WORST at this offense with Rama and Andi using the same moves and techniques over and over. By the end of the fight, I was relieved because I was just getting annoyed. But hopefully, the fight choreographer fixes these mistakes for the 2nd film.
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6:20AM on 02/01/2013
i believe you are
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11:15PM on 01/31/2013

Can I write my own Unpopular Opinion?

Honestly I feel like everyone loved this movie apart from me.

The fights just became so generic and boring. It was like too much of a good thing. It was like constant fucking without any foreplay or dirty talk. Just in and out in and out.

Sure it's good, but eventually it's just all the same and not once did I think the character showed any vulnerability, you just knew he was going to do the same stuff over and over again.

And I didnt find the fighting particularly beautiful to look
Honestly I feel like everyone loved this movie apart from me.

The fights just became so generic and boring. It was like too much of a good thing. It was like constant fucking without any foreplay or dirty talk. Just in and out in and out.

Sure it's good, but eventually it's just all the same and not once did I think the character showed any vulnerability, you just knew he was going to do the same stuff over and over again.

And I didnt find the fighting particularly beautiful to look at, brutal sure, but it lacked class and finesse.
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12:08AM on 02/01/2013
It seems like you just did. But if you feel the desire to write up a UO piecem and see if they'll put it up, I'll definitely read it. I enjoy reading other people's differing opinions as long as they're well thought out and don't resort inane stupidity.
It seems like you just did. But if you feel the desire to write up a UO piecem and see if they'll put it up, I'll definitely read it. I enjoy reading other people's differing opinions as long as they're well thought out and don't resort inane stupidity.
2:09AM on 02/01/2013
I respect your opinion, but as someone who loves action films, and especially from asia, this was the best action film I'd seen in years. I never once felt the fights weren't fresh because each was uniquely varied. We had hand to hand, fire fights, three men taking on an entire room, one on one showdown, two on one showdown, knife fighting, etc. I never really felt like they retread on any particular fight because each one was so varied. I also remember in one of the Joblo reviews for it, they
I respect your opinion, but as someone who loves action films, and especially from asia, this was the best action film I'd seen in years. I never once felt the fights weren't fresh because each was uniquely varied. We had hand to hand, fire fights, three men taking on an entire room, one on one showdown, two on one showdown, knife fighting, etc. I never really felt like they retread on any particular fight because each one was so varied. I also remember in one of the Joblo reviews for it, they said the main guy didn't feel like an impenetrable superhero and compared him to Tony Jaa, which I agreed with. We saw him get injured, we saw the desperation in his fighting and I, at least, genuinely felt like this was a guy who was skilled, but could still get hurt or killed. Obviously, being the hero in an action film, there has to be some level of superheroics, but it was toned down here from common asian action films. Certainly, if you get overwhelmed by action, then this will do it, as it's pretty much non-stop, but the thing was filmed with the action in view as opposed to the quick cutting close ups we usually get. This was a masterfully crafted surprise.
2:33AM on 02/01/2013
I like the movie, but I do think it kind of peaked around the hallway fight scenes and went down from there. I was still entertained the whole way through, which is more than I can say for most Hollywood action movies. I wouldn't say it is the holy grail of Asian action movies as there are a bunch that are comparable in quality even though they aren't quite as violent.
I like the movie, but I do think it kind of peaked around the hallway fight scenes and went down from there. I was still entertained the whole way through, which is more than I can say for most Hollywood action movies. I wouldn't say it is the holy grail of Asian action movies as there are a bunch that are comparable in quality even though they aren't quite as violent.
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