Gareth Evans in The Raid
The plot for “The Raid” is as simple as they come, and that’s all it needs to be. Rama (Iko Uwais) is the latest member on an Indonesian SWAT team. They have been given an order overtake a 30-story building complex owned by a legendary gangster, Tama (Ray Sahetapy), and housing the city’s worst criminals. With hundreds of henchmen prepared to die for their supplier and shady backroom deals that put partners’ loyalities into question, Rama is about to put his policing skills to the ultimate test. Director Gareth Evans serves up one of the most badass, skillfully choreographed, viciously brutal, non-stop action movies of the past decade! To watch Uwais mercilessly kick, punch, stab and shoot one guy after another is a thing of absolutely bloody beauty. Evans takes martial arts movies to the next level of intensity, which makes your heart pound fanatically. From one guy being stabbed in the neck with a jagged fluorescent light bulb, to another being impaled with a serrated door frame, “The Raid” is unlike anything you’ve ever seen before in the genre and one can only hope followers will use the film’s inventiveness as a starting point for progression.
Time: 4:00 pm Date: 1/26/2012 Venue: Redstone Cinema 7
Time: Midnight Date: 1/27/2012 Venue: Broadway Centre Cinema 6