In 2011 Gareth Evans present us a very impressive action/martial arts film: ‘The Raid: Redemption‘ or ‘Serbuan Maut’ (original title). An Indonesian production it features the impressive acting and fighting skills of Iko Uwais, who joins the family of Jackie Chan’s, Jet Li’s, and Tony Jaa’s. The original film is about a S.W.A.T. team who becomes trapped in a tenement run by a ruthless mobster and his army of killers and thugs. The sequel, takes place “immediately following the events of the original, ‘The Raid 2′ tracks Officer Rama as he is pressured to join an anti-corruption task force to guarantee protection for his wife and child. His mission is to get close to a new mob boss, Bangun, by befriending his incarcerated son, Uco. Rama must hunt for information linking Bangun with corruption in the Jakarta Police Department while pursuing a dangerous and personal vendetta that threatens to consume him and bring his mission-and the organized crime syndicate-down around him” (source: Sundance Festival). I am pretty sure, in a very near future, we will see the talented Evans and Uwais working on US productions.
Check out the smashing trailer and comment what you think.