Just as the New Year was dawning, we got the most recent trailer for The Raid 2: Berandal. Now here comes one aimed at American audiences which may give too much of the chaos away. The good news is that director Gareth Evans has promised that there’s so much stuffed into this film that we’re really just scratching the surface. Watch with caution anyway.
The Raid 2: Berandal picks up the story two hours after The Raid and sweeps Rama (Iko Uwais) into a much broader world of corruption and violence as he goes undercover in prison and infiltrates the ranks of a ruthless Jakarta crime syndicate. As you'll just have seen, it looks even more gloriously violent than its predecessor, if that's possible. Everything is turned into a weapon here as Evans expands the fights to even more ambitious levels.
Julie Estelle, Alex Abbad, Yayan Ruhian, Mathias Muchus, Tio Pakusadewo, Marsha Timothy, Cecep Arif Rahman, Matsuda Ryuhei, Endo Kenichi and Kitamura Kazuki are all part of the cast for this one. The Raid 2: Berandal has just premiered at Sundance to a rapturous reception and is slated to arrive in the US on March 28, yet there is still no sign of a UK release date. Get after it, distributors!