Saturday, March 31, 2012
The Raid: Redemption MOVIE REVIEW
The pace is so quick you'll forget about the bland plot. The constantly pulsing musical score really helps with that, arranged by Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park. The score really helps to add shape to the fights, which can sometimes take a long time. There are a lot of talented ass-kickers on showcase here, but my favorite had to be this guy named Yayan Ruhian. He plays this guy called Mad Dog and he has two major fight scenes that were impossible to look away from. He, along with the lead actor (played by Iko Uwais, a go-to actor for Evans), kick way too much ass for one movie. I sat in a packed theater and people were audibly reacting with ow's and fuck's on a regular basis. Some viewers might be repulsed by the amount of hitting, punching, kicking, neck-twisting, and blood-splattering, but for those certain fucked up individuals (like me) this is the cinematic equivalent of crack. The story is completely stripped down to the most basic action plot and the rest is just relentless insanity. If you like these kinds of flicks, try to see this film!
Rating: B (but the action gets an A)