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The Night Comes for Us (2018)

TV-MA | | Action, Thriller | 19 October 2018 (USA)
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Ito (Joe Taslim), a gangland enforcer, caught amidst a treacherous and violent insurrection within his Triad crime family upon his return home from a stint abroad.

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Timo Tjahjanto

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Timo Tjahjanto
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Credited cast:
Joe Taslim ... Ito
Iko Uwais ... Arian
Julie Estelle ... The Operator
Zack Lee ... Bobby
Sunny Pang ... Chien Wu
Salvita Decorte ... Shinta
Hannah Al Rashid Hannah Al Rashid ... Elena
Shareefa Daanish ... Triad's Sniper
Dian Sastrowardoyo Dian Sastrowardoyo ... Alma
Abimana Aryasatya Abimana Aryasatya ... Fatih
Epy Kusnandar Epy Kusnandar ... Night Handler
Morgan Oey Morgan Oey ... Arian's Assistant
Asha Kenyeri Bermudez Asha Kenyeri Bermudez ... Reina
Dimas Anggara Dimas Anggara ... Wisnu
Ronny P. Tjandra Ronny P. Tjandra ... Aliong (as Ronny Paulus Tjandra)
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Ito (Joe Taslim), a gangland enforcer, caught amidst a treacherous and violent insurrection within his Triad crime family upon his return home from a stint abroad.

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The director, Timo Tjahjanto hinted that only two out of six members of The Six Seas appeared in the movie. Enforcer (Ito) and Big Spender (Chien Wu). See more »

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When Shinta is berating Ito at her apartment bathroom for disappearing without notice, she is tying a bandage around his torso. The bandage disappears in the next frame and appears tied around Ito in the next frame. See more »

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The "Violence" Comes for Us on Netflix
20 October 2018 | by bakerstreet-862-612840See all my reviews

The Night Comes For Us had always been in my movie watch list since it's been announced in 2014 after Mo Brothers released Killers. It planned to involve some of "The Raid" series veterans like Joe Taslim as the main character, Arifin Putra seemed to be the main antagonist, and Yayan Ruhian as an undisclosed role. The project was then somehow put to halt for some reasons and Mo Brothers went on another project which's Headshot (2016) and there's a plan of The Night Comes For Us being adapted into a graphic novel instead. After the release of Headshot, it turned out only 1 of Mo Brothers, Time who's gonna continue and direct The Night Comes For Us and it seemed Iko Uwais & Sunny Pang're replacing Arifin & Yayan.

It's a well known plot formula about a bad guy/henchman who seeks a redemption after meeting an innocent child. Many interesting characters, the small ones as well. Particularly are the main characters, Ito played by Joe. Joe did a good job to be the lead bad-ass protagonist but quite standard, i must say. Arian played by Iko is definitely the most interesting character, he has the most thorough back story that gives him a moral questions, which surprised me. Clearly not your usual villain type of character. And there's the Operator played by Julie Estelle the badass babe, a mysterious female character who can kick some serious butts. I'd agree wholeheartedly with some other viewers who suggest that The Operator must have her own movie. Just off the top of my head, i think it's my most favourite female character from action films with gore. I want to see the character again with more screen time.

The action is very bloody and brutal, it has a good usage of some of the stuff that we usually see around and they're being well implemented to add more pain. The plot's good enough, it has a 50:50 balance between dialogs and action scenes as the main highlights. It has plenty of great "Ouch" & "Wth" moments for the viewers, however i must say there are some bits that are just too appropriate & convenient for a film. And i'm not talking about the use of weapons and firearms but some of the approaches that the goons use to attack. I'd assume that it's typical in films when there are multiple attackers but somehow it's just too comical and laughable for me. The amazing choreographed fights, love them. The final fight gets very technical, 100% a real treat for martial arts film fans. It's also rather refreshing to hear more Indonesians not only use Indonesian language but also foreign languages such as English, Chinese, & a bit of French too and they're not so forced but rather fitting for the plot. It might be a little nuisance to some of the native speakers to understand what they're saying but subtitles always help. This film is definitely set to have a sequel, just by mentioning things that can be explored more such as "Old Tiger", "Six Seas", and for sure, the ending.

I'd say this movie tops Timo's previous action film and it is recommended especially for those who are familiar & interested with contemporary Indonesian action films, even those who are just big fans of action slasher films may appreciate it.

A very well done action film.

8/10


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