THE RAID: REDEMPTION is one of those
films that lives up to the fantastic trailer. It is a combination of martial
arts, gun fights, and knife fights in this furiously paced action film. It
doesn't waste much time getting the action going and getting the SWAT police in trouble.
There are brief pauses between the action scenes at times to have the audience catch their breath.
The film centers around a SWAT team
that raids a building to capture drug lord Tama only to have things go wrong around the sixth floor of the building. Two groups of SWAT members try to escape from the building which has become a deathtrap
for the SWAT team. One of the SWAT members, Rama, is a rookie who
has a pregnant wife and his own reason for being on the raid while Sergeant Jaka and Lieutenant Wahyu are the ones who are
in command of the raid. The film goes back and forth between the cops and
the criminals. You see how over their heads that the cops are and how brutal
the criminals are. The body count rises and the bullets run out which leads
to lots of martial arts and knife fights.
THE RAID: REDEMPTION is one of the best
action films I have seen this year. It is an energetically paced film which the
only fault is the shaky camera style during some of the fight scenes. Even though
it has subtitles, the action is king in this film and you should go see this movie when you get the chance whether it is in
the theaters or on DVD/ Blu-ray. I know I will definitely own this film
on Blu-ray because THE RAID: REDEMPTION is easily a film on my top 10 list for 2012.
this review is (c)4-15-2012 David
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