New 'Raid 2: Berandal' Trailer

The Raid 2 trailer
Photo: Sony Pictures Classics

I know I was in the minority in not liking Gareth Evans' The Raid, a movie that features a bunch of well-choreographed, yet mindless action sequences pummeled together, one after another. So excuse me if I'm not exactly excited for The Raid 2 (aka The Raid 2: Berandal), which is set to premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in January followed by a March 28, 2014 release from Sony Pictures Classics.

The sequel picks up two hours after the first one ended and will once again feature Iko Uwais as undercover cop Rama who must punch and kick all the bad guys before getting to the bottom of his latest case... or something to that effect. The film also stars Alex Abbad, Julie Estelle, Tio Pakusadewo, Arifin Putra, Oka Antara, Cecep A. Rahman, Ryuhei Matsuda, Kenichi Endo and Kazuki Kitamura.

Check out the latest trailer for the film directly below.

  • Good Grief

    I loved the first film so I'm happy to see that this one looks bigger and broader in scope. Oh and that baseball bat snippet was awesome.

  • andyluvsfilms

    It's so much more than kicking and punching, it's more akin to watching a musical than a martial arts movie, the fight sequences are mesmerizing.

    • lalecture

      couldn’t agree more

      • andyluvsfilms

        You're ok, y'know, for a Liverpool fan.

    • Django

      Totally with you on that one. The choreographer deserves some kind of a medal. I'm usually dismissive of beat em up type films but i was transfixed for the majority of the film.

      • Indira Tiarani

        Should there be Oscar for martial art choreography, the Raid choreographers ( Iko Uwais and Yayan 'Mad Dog' Ruhian ) deserve the award.

  • lalecture

    I loved the first one. I am thrilled to see that Raid 2 is in the making. I sort of took Raid as a fun and intense fight movie. Cant wait to see what this second installment will bring.

  • GregDinskisk

    Saw the first one a few days ago and couldn't agree more with you. Yet, I thought the director showed promise.. So I'm still going to see this.

  • Alexander Meatlog

    Enjoyed the original. A lot of potential good ones at this years festival. The new Jake Paltrow/Michael Shannon team up and the Satrapi/Reynolds film, The Voices amongst others. Along with screenings of Bottle Rocket and Clerks?