I was fortunate twice to see the film during the Glasgow Film Festival(UK Première) once at the press screening then again working at closing film at the Glasgow Frightfest ending in a standing ovation with director and main star in attendance. The film is simply fantastic reminiscing the days in those good old days when an action films provided what was printed on the label action! violent, intense, exciting, great action The Raid has it and much more. Those who have been following the film’s coverage during its festival time will know they don’t any convincing but for those who may need an extra push to go see this monster of a film check out this new trailer which will tease all the way like Peter Pan playing his flute.
The Raid will be out in UK&Ireland May 18th, out today in USA (which it’s called The Raid:Redemption) and stars Iko Uwais, Doni Alamsyah, Ananda George, Pierre Gruno, Yayan Ruhian, Ray Sahetapy, Tegar Satrya, and Verdi Solaiman, watch out for our review in coming weeks.
As a rookie member of an elite special-forces team, Rama (Iko Uwais) is instructed to hang back during a covert mission involving the extraction of a brutal crime lord from a rundown fifteen-story apartment block. But when a spotter blows their cover, boss Tama (Ray Sahetaphy) offers lifelong sanctuary to every killer, rapist and thief in the building in exchange for their heads. Now Rama must stand in for the team’s fallen leader (Joe Taslim) and use every iota of his fighting strength – winding through every floor and every room to complete the mission and escape with his life.