There’s 10 days to go before Gareth Huw Evans’ The Raid hits cinemas here in the UK and to mark the occasion, we’ve been sent this crazy high-octane clip of one of the film’s fight scenes where the hero Rama takes on four residents of the tower block, unarmed and single handed. Giving you a tiny taste of what’s in store…real carnage and mayhem. The Raid’s being hailed the most important action movie of the decade and is proving to be monumental in bringing the Indonesian (and Welsh) filmmaking talents to the worldwide screen.
“Deep in the heart of one of Jakarta’s most deprived slums stands an impenetrable high-rise apartment block. To most it is 30 floors of Hell to be avoided at all cost but for many of the city’s most dangerous killers and gangsters, including the area’s most notorious crime lord, it is a fortress-like safe house protecting them from the law. Even for the bravest and most experienced police officers it is considered a no-go area.
Once inside, it soon becomes terrifyingly apparent that the real problem at hand is surviving long enough to be able to get out again.In a desperate bid to flush these violent criminals and their leader from their haven once and for all, an elite SWAT team is tasked with infiltrating the building and raiding the apartments floor by floor, taking out anyone who stands in their way. Cloaked under the cover of pre-dawn darkness, the SWAT members make their move and enter the block not realizing that this is the easier part of the mission.
Featuring an electrifying kick-ass score by Linkin Park vocalist, keyboardist and rhythm guitarist Mike Shinoda, The Raid reaffirms Gareth Evans’ reputation as a director to watch and further confirms Iko Uwais’ status as both an outstanding fight choreographer and as one of world’s most impressive new action movie stars.”
The Raid (cert. tbc) is released by Momentum Pictures and will open at selected UK cinemas on 18th May 2012.