The Raid Gets Redemption with New Trailer
Posted 02.24.12 by BrentJS
Welsh writer-director Gareth Evans' (Merantau) Indonesian action movie, The Raid, was a big hit at last year's Toronto International Film Festival, where it debuted as the opening movie during the Midnight Madness genre festival-within-a-festival. Though criticized by some for having a thin plot, most of the reviews have lauded it for its action, with one reviewer describing it as a "high octane action flick" that proves "amazing, innovative film making" is being done outside of Hollywood. To promote its upcoming theatrical release in America, Sony Pictures Classics has released a new trailer featuring the movie's new title: The Raid: Redemption.
Here's the official synopsis of the movie:
Rama, a member of a special forces team, arrives at a rundown apartment block with a mission to remove its owner, a notorious drug lord. The building has become a sanctuary to killers, gangs, rapists and thieves seeking accommodation in the one place they know they cannot be touched by the police. When a spotter blows their cover, Rama and his team must fight their way through every floor and every room not just to complete their mission but to survive their bloody ordeal.
Next Showing: The Raid: Redemption
opens March 23