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#1 Posted by BraveToaster (12590 posts) -

I managed to find a copy of this movie and it is awesome. For those of you who may not know, the movie follows a SWAT team (Indonesia) tasked with storming a dilapidated 15-floor high-rise in order to detain a drug lord. That's all I'm saying; I want to avoid posting spoilers. If you like stabbing, shooting, and the occasional neck-snapping, I suggest you check it out. Also, the main character is a bad ass in real life.

Has anyone else seen it yet? If so, what are your thoughts?

#2 Posted by benspyda (1898 posts) -

Is it out on DVD yet? I do want to see it. It looks nuts.

#3 Posted by iAmJohn (6091 posts) -

Saw it in theatres about a month ago. It is, indeed, fucking awesome.

#4 Posted by RockinKemosabe (619 posts) -

I saw it in theatres, pretty cool.

#5 Posted by OneKillWonder_ (1594 posts) -

I saw it in theaters awhile ago, and yeah, this movie is fucking insane. Insane in a way that kind of ruined other action movies for me because this movie sets the bar so damn high. Some of the fights are just incredible, namely the one where the main character faces the four guys with machetes in the hallway, as well as the final fight. For some reason, this is getting an American remake, which will undoubtedly pale in comparison. The sequel, "Berandal", is supposed be coming out next year, though, so that has me excited.

#6 Posted by wefwefasdf (6729 posts) -

Was able to see it about a month ago in theaters and enjoyed it immensely. Easily the most elaborate fight scenes I've ever seen.

#7 Edited by Intro (1191 posts) -

I work at a Regal and we didn't get it, so I never saw it. I'm assuming it's not in theaters anymore. I guess I'll have to wait until the DVD release, if/when there is one.

My friend showed me the trailer awhile back, looks like quite the action film.

#8 Posted by FourWude (2261 posts) -

Make me! I don't really watch movies.

#9 Posted by RandomInternetUser (6788 posts) -

I don't know where I would get to see this (small town with a single 4 screen theater in it, so we only get the most mainstream of mainstream movies) but it looks pretty awesome. Any clue when it will be on DVD or something?

#10 Posted by BraveToaster (12590 posts) -

@FourWude said:

Make me! I don't really watch movies.

Cool!

#11 Posted by NlGHTCRAWLER (1215 posts) -

So like... Enter The Dragon?

#12 Posted by CookieMonster (2408 posts) -

bitches suck my dick coz I look like jk rowling

#13 Posted by FourWude (2261 posts) -

@NlGHTCRAWLER said:

So like... Enter The Dragon?

Surely you mean Game of Death? Where Bruce Lee has to climb the Pagoda tower to get to the big boss, but on each floor he encounters a different type of enemy. Seminal classic.

#14 Posted by NlGHTCRAWLER (1215 posts) -

@FourWude said:

@NlGHTCRAWLER said:

So like... Enter The Dragon?

Surely you mean Game of Death? Where Bruce Lee has to climb the Pagoda tower to get to the big boss, but on each floor he encounters a different type of enemy. Seminal classic.

Ah. Yes that one. My dad made me watch it like 10 times. Can't believe I got them mixed up.

#15 Posted by BraveToaster (12590 posts) -

@NlGHTCRAWLER said:

So like... Enter The Dragon?

So like... no.

#16 Posted by PeasantAbuse (5120 posts) -

I saw it last month in theaters. It was just me and three random people on the biggest screen my theater has.

Movie is fucking brutal, the short bad guy with long hair is absolutely insane.

#17 Posted by NlGHTCRAWLER (1215 posts) -

@MikeGosot said:

@BraveToaster said:

@NlGHTCRAWLER said:

@BraveToaster said:

@NlGHTCRAWLER said:

So like... Enter The Dragon?

So like... no.

This is why no one relevant likes you. Dick.

Okay.

I like Mr. Toaster. He gifted me a game!

FIXED.

#18 Posted by BraveToaster (12590 posts) -

@xobballox: No, I don't know when the DVD will be released. I'm definitely buying a copy, though.

@PeasantAbuse: Yeah, I love the violence. We need more movies like this.

#19 Posted by KaosAngel (13765 posts) -

PM me a link to watch it?

#20 Posted by Yummylee (20585 posts) -

@MikeGosot said:

@BraveToaster said:

@NlGHTCRAWLER said:

@BraveToaster said:

@NlGHTCRAWLER said:

So like... Enter The Dragon?

So like... no.

This is why no one likes you. Dick.

Okay.

I like Mr. Toaster. He gifted me a game!

As do I. His bravery deserves respect.

#21 Posted by Redbullet685 (5980 posts) -

I really want to see this. Sounds like a great action flick.

#22 Posted by Landon (4115 posts) -

I really want to see it, I hope it comes to netflix or somethign similar. Couldn't find a local theater that would show it.

#23 Edited by Rudeboy217 (1760 posts) -

Oh shit, i just "found" a copy of it too. I will check it out as soon as possible.

#24 Posted by Eujin (1293 posts) -

They had it in theaters for a total of 2 weeks here in Wichita. I was in Vegas getting married around the debut week, and didn't know it was going to drop, so I missed it.

I really want to see this.

#25 Posted by KaosAngel (13765 posts) -

@Rudeboy217 said:

Oh shit, i just "found" a copy of it too. I will check it out as soon as possible.

I too want to find this copy, wouldn't mind paying internet bucks for it!

#26 Posted by Eujin (1293 posts) -

@KaosAngel: I think they only accept Bradbucks here.

#27 Posted by KaosAngel (13765 posts) -

@Eujin: I didn't even know this movie existed. This on Netflix anytime soon?

#28 Posted by Solh0und (1680 posts) -

I found it "The other way". 
 
Watching commence!

#29 Posted by Eujin (1293 posts) -

@KaosAngel: The DVD/Blu Ray release isn't even expected until August (no firm date), so I don't know when Netflix will get it. Which makes me sad.

#30 Posted by KaosAngel (13765 posts) -

@Eujin: Well then, I am screwed.

#31 Posted by BabyChooChoo (4038 posts) -

This movie was fucking ridiculous.

And I mean that in the best way possible.

One of my favorite things about it, which more movies should learn to fucking do, is that it just hit the ground running. There was about what? 10 minutes of setup at the most? After that, it was all action. There's story there and they managed to throw in just enough of it to explain what was going on, but it never felt forced or anything like that which I really appreciate.

My absolute favorite part of the movie though was

...when the 2 brothers fought that one guy. HOLY SHIT THAT WAS AMAZING.
#32 Posted by Cirdain (2957 posts) -

Oh Dear God I Need To Watch This But I'm Not 18!!! 4 Months to go......

#33 Posted by Cirdain (2957 posts) -

@Anwar said:

@KaosAngel: @Rudeboy217:

Be a lil' more obvious about watching it illegally, I almost didn't get that. :P

Ha

#34 Posted by Tylea002 (2291 posts) -

Saw it in the cinema on Friday, did not care for it. I thought the tense beginning was awesome, but the martial arts action was the violent "realistic" type (despite being super crazy kung fu shit) and I cannot deal with breaking bones. It's the kind of violence that I'm not against, but hearing people go HELL YEAH when something crazy violent happens, made me uncomfortable. When something that fucked up happens in a film, and is played straight like this, it should horrify me, not fill me with glee. Obviously it's a tad different when you have character development, and like people say, the end fight was pretty cool, but in the end, the story was not good enough for the action, and the first half was SO MUCH BETTER than the second.

But many people seem to be loving it, it has cool choreography and a tense-as opening, and like no setup which is a damn good thing. Fuck exposition.

#35 Posted by CptChiken (1987 posts) -

Is this film in english? or is it subtitled?

I never manage to read the subtitles in foreign films because i get distracted by whats on the screen. If it is, will i beable to just watch the pictures not knowing what is going on and still find it awesome?

#36 Posted by Osaladin (2503 posts) -

I've been wanting to see this ever since I saw the trailer, will keep my eye out for it.

#37 Posted by stinky (1545 posts) -

@Solh0und said:

I found it "The other way". Watching commence!

you probably saw the same movie i did.

Entry Fee: The Redemption.

#38 Posted by Zella (621 posts) -

Just watched it tonight, holy crap it was awesome. Probably my favourite action movie now.

#39 Posted by super2j (1611 posts) -

@BraveToaster: brave toaster, i see you around these forums alot and are just about the only person i recognize, and u seem very cool. You also single handed made me remember that toaster movie and how good/weird i found it.

Now....The Raid is probably the best action movie i have seen...ever. I mean the fights last long and they dont get boring, they dont rely on special effects like most other movies and this movie had me going "Oh shit" so many times and actually made me groan a couple of times (ie. the groan u make the first time u see a dude get hit in the balls). Few movies have ever had me wrapped up and engaged, all with barely a plot, or sweeping vistas or lore. It made me realize something important. How hollow and empty hollywood movies are. I was generally aware of this fact but watching the Raid then Titans almost back to back made the comparison clear as night and day.

BACK STORY

I saw this movie alone on movie day(that i go to with friends). I told my friends excitedly about how we should see this movie and how special it looks. They basically shot it down in favor of Wrath of the titans, which broke my heart because it was obvious how generic it was. I mean, I was so distraught at the idea of watching The wrath of the titans when "cabin in the woods" and "the raid" were both playing. Thankfully i didnt need anyone else to enjoy The Raid, and i caught it 1 or 2 weeks before it was gone so I was super pleased, the only problem is that i feel bad that my friends just didnt listen and missed out.

#40 Posted by BraveToaster (12590 posts) -

@super2j: I agree with you, duder. Come to think of it, I can't remember the last movie that had me this excited. The fight scenes are well choreographed (I read that the main character-- who is a former martial arts champion-- choreographed the fight scenes) and the few scenes between fights don't slow the pace at all. I didn't like the new Clash of the Titans, so I don't even care about the sequel. You don't need a ton of CGI and scantily clad damsels in distress to make something amazing.

#41 Posted by BraveToaster (12590 posts) -

@CptChiken said:

Is this film in english? or is it subtitled?

I never manage to read the subtitles in foreign films because i get distracted by whats on the screen. If it is, will i beable to just watch the pictures not knowing what is going on and still find it awesome?

I saw it in subtitles. You don't even have to read them to know what's going on, so you should be good.

#42 Posted by CptChiken (1987 posts) -

@BraveToaster: sweet, totally going to watch this.

#43 Posted by super2j (1611 posts) -

@BraveToaster: you know i remember seeing that the actor who plays Mad Dog trained the Indonesian Presidential Security Forces pencack silat in 1989. That character was pretty intense in the movie.

#44 Posted by BraveToaster (12590 posts) -

@super2j: These guys should be Expendables.

#45 Posted by MiniPato (2657 posts) -

If you like videogames, go see this movie!

#46 Posted by theveej (791 posts) -

Saw this movie a few months ago opening weekend. IT IS UNREAL, hands down the best action scenes I'v seen in a really long.

Films like this make you feel sad about hollywood action movies, Haywire was pretty good (mostly because of Gina) but most other action flicks are just not that good anymore.

#47 Posted by MikkaQ (10225 posts) -

Damn, the theater I work at just lost it.

#48 Posted by OneKillWonder_ (1594 posts) -

I should mention that for anyone who likes this movie, you should also check out "Merantau", which has been on Netflix streaming for a long time now. It has the same director and same lead actor as "The Raid". The movie itself is pretty similar to the original "Ong Bak" and has a fair share of real quality fights.

#49 Edited by uniform (1830 posts) -

I realize it's out there if people really want to watch it. Heck, I was tempted to look for a Screener shortly after it was released in theaters. Unfortunately, it never played anywhere near me, so the temptation was strong. I'd rather wait for a legit home video release rather than have the film ruined with shoddy subtitles or craptastic cam rips. In the meantime, I will settle with a claymation cats version of the film.
  

#50 Posted by RUDEMIESTER (56 posts) -

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