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The Raid 2 (2014)

The Raid 2: Berandal (original title)
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Only a short time after the first raid, Rama goes undercover with the thugs of Jakarta and plans to bring down the syndicate and uncover the corruption within his police force.

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Uco
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Bangun (as Tio Pakusodewo)
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Eka
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Bejo
Cecep Arif Rahman ...
The Assassin (as Cecep Arief Rahman)
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Baseball Bat Man
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Keichi (as Ryuhei Matsuda)
Ken'ichi Endô ...
Hideaki Goto (as Kenichi Endo)
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Ryuichi
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Cok Simbara ...
Bunawar
Roy Marten ...
Reza
Epy Kusnandar ...
Topan
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He thought it was over. After fighting his way out of a building filled with gangsters and madmen - a fight that left the bodies of police and gangsters alike piled in the halls - rookie Jakarta cop Rama thought it was done and he could resume a normal life. He couldn't have been more wrong. Formidable though they may have been, Rama's opponents in that fateful building were nothing more than small fish swimming in a pond much larger than he ever dreamed possible. And his triumph over the small fry has attracted the attention of the predators farther up the food chain. His family at risk, Rama has only one choice to protect his infant son and wife: He must go undercover to enter the criminal underworld himself and climb through the hierarchy of competing forces until it leads him to the corrupt politicians and police pulling the strings at the top of the heap. And so Rama begins a new odyssey of violence, a journey that will force him to set aside his own life and history and take on ... Written by Sony Pictures Classics

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It's Not Over Yet

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Rated R for sequences of strong bloody violence throughout, sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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11 April 2014 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$4,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$165,292 (USA) (28 March 2014)

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$2,625,803 (USA) (13 June 2014)
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The prison scene took place at Benteng Van Der Wijck, Gombong, Central Java. See more »

Goofs

When Rama is fighting his captors in the car, the scene cuts away briefly after he starts to gain the upper hand. When it cuts back, the two passengers in the front and back-right seats are clearly not attacking him and appear to be perfectly calm, as if Rama is not trying to escape. See more »

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Bangun: Only a fool argues for the pride of a dead man.
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Follows The Raid: Redemption (2011) See more »

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Brutal, Effective, Restless, Awesome, Nasty, Devious, Artful, Lethal
29 March 2014 | by (Indonesia) – See all my reviews

Having watched and enjoyed the first film, also with all its hype i heard, I excitingly went to watch The Raid 2: Berandal this afternoon. In the first 5 minutes, there're some shocks especially for the viewers who've watched the first film. The aftermath of the 1st film was told in brief to give the background plot for Rama the protagonist character. So it's basically recommended for the viewers to watch the first film before watching.

With quite many characters're being involved, to make it less easier for the viewers to identify the characters, most of them only have short names and unique names (although it got me confused a little at some time till i was finally able to know them all). The most important key throughout this film's its violent top-notch fighting choreography which's jaw dropping and breath-taking. Also the view take (cinematic technique) in this film's simply marvelous, one which i really enjoyed's the car chase scene. It's such a superb performance to take those kinds of angles. I tell you, the story's a bit much equivalent with as if a mixing of "The Departed" + "The Godfather" + Gory Martial Arts, so in my opinion it's unwise to miss watching it.

Furthermore, this sequel is indeed a confirming proof that Gareth Evans's undoubtedly an experienced and adept action film writer-director whom i think should be eyed and wanted by the Hollywood producers to direct/write decent action movies, with martial arts but perhaps less violent. Iko Uwais, although his total screen-time percentage's less (reduced because of the more complicated story n characters) compared with the first film and the role of his character is, didn't lose his hero persona, he constantly showed off his skills in the martial arts by fighting tons of enemies, got a bit improved in his acting (thanks to the story with its more dialogues).

I urgedly forbid any parent to bring their young little children to watch this movie. Also for the viewers with weak-stomachs (anti-violence) definitely might want to reconsider and avoid watching this film, because it's utterly quite gruesome. After the film ended, you might find yourselves asking about some things which're left unsure and dubious. So gotta keep your eyes out for the continuation in the next last film of the planned trilogy which i reckon must've not come out yet at least not until 2017.

A must-see film for the action movie fans.

9/10


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