Friday, September 09, 2011

"The Raid" (UPDATED with all-regions trailer!)

Has Indonesia become the latest country to prove it can make better action movies than America at 1/10th the cost? Sure looks that way... (hat-tip to Devin)



Well, shit... that looks so good I don't even care that they're using "Music By That Linkin Park Guy" as their major Western market selling point. When does this come stateside?

8 comments:

Craig said...

http://twitchfilm.com/news/2011/09/the-raid-trailer-will-punch-you-in-the-face.php

A non location locked link

David (The Pants) said...

I want to go to there.

Joe said...

Wish I'd known about this a week ago, I could have tried to add it to my screenings at the Toronto International Film Festival. Ah well, still have a decent lineup of foreign comedy/horror/action ahead of me.

patrick.b.healy said...

Every death is long and violent, but not in a comedic way. It's to the extent that every death has a certain weight, not necessarily realistic but it adds to the "People are being murdered on screen right now" aesthetic. As a result you don't need to blow something up or even drop a "humorous" line every few minutes to keep people interested.

Is that what movies are like everywhere else?

Unknown said...

"better action movies than America"????

All I saw was a bunch of fighting that looked no different from hundreds of other action sequences. Competent, sure...but that's about it. And maybe that in and of itself is a leap forward for their foreign industry. Still, I'll give it about a .05% chance that I ever end up seeing it.

Benfea said...

Gotta love this idiot conservolibertarian comment: http://www.youtube.com/comment?lc=J5zVQm-HA3e1NlLduwBEj-o6fnaipf_a3l0o5mwleBg

Jeppe said...

Finally artitst that can take an ordinary action flick and apply some friggin vision!!! Seriously Hollywood, if you do not wake the fuck up, you will be steamrolled in the comming years.. And no, remaking Old Boy doesent really help you..

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