‘The Raid: Redemption’ Movie Review – Awesomely Awesome!
I hadn’t heard about The Raid: Redemption until I received an email about it. After watching the trailer I knew in had to check it out. And it was pretty damn good or as my headline states, “Awesomely Awesome!”
The Raid: Redemption follows an elite special-forces team as they are sent on a covert mission involving the extraction of a brutal crime lord, Tama (Ray Sahetaphy), from a rundown fifteen-story apartment block. So far every attempt to raid the building was unsuccessful.
As the team enters the block, they are spotted by one of Tama’s men, they soon find themselves trapped in the middle the building fighting for their lives against every killer, rapist and thief living there sent by Tama to kill them.
As the audience, we experience a lot of the raid throughout the eyes of rookie member of the task force, Rama (Iko Uwais), who will have to use all of his fighting experience to get him and what’s left of the team out of this fatal trap.
The Raid: Redemption has some amazing fighting sequences, so if that’s your thing you’ll love it. Actually I think it’s the first time that the whole room at a press screening literally gasped at one of the action sequences. It was pretty insane and involves a back breaking.
I’ll be honest, I tend not to like violence that is too graphic, so if there are any arms broken, bones coming out, I’ll pretty much look away from those and The Raid: Redemption has plenty. So if looking away is not enough for you, be warned that some of the scenes are graphic, but also amazing. And while I don’t usually expect much from the story in these action types of films, I was pleasantly surprised, it was prett good, nothing earth shattering but definitely enjoyable.
I also loved the tension the film leaves you under as the team tries to get out of the building. You really have no clue who’s going to make it out because anyone could die, anyone! These are some crazy people defending this place.
Iko Uwais who plays the protagonist Rama is perfect casting as he really does capture the rookie feel. But don’t let his sweet face fool you, he can take care of himself quite well.
Overall, The Raid: Redemption is a thrilling and entertaining ride and you’ll be left wanting for more, which is a good thing since it is set up to become a trilogy.