We’ve been sent this preview clip for ‘The Raid’ which is being hailed as a game changer of an action film. And like all good action films, there is a training montage, driving home the message that if you want to get to the top (in this case, the top of a 30 story building) you have to train hard.
“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.