Subtitled 'Berandal', or 'hooligans' in Indonesian, The Raid 2 is actually a much more sophisticated brew than the word implies. Far from just a brawny Iko Uwais punch-up, Gareth Evans' follow-up to his much-loved movie sets the action - and there's plenty of it - against a gangland backdrop with shades of Hamlet, The Godfather and the yakuza flicks of Takeshi Kitano and Kinji Fukasaku. This new behind-the-scenes piece, fresh in via Vimeo, tells it straight from the horse's mouth.
Picking up the story hours after The Raid left it, bruised and battered, the sequel broadens out the world of Jakarta cop Rama (Uwais) to encompass the Bangun crime family. It's into this den of nastiness, led by crooked but essentially honourable patriarch (Tio Pakusadewo) and his grasping young son Uco (Arifin Putra), that Rama must disappear when he's sent uncover to root out the bent cops in cohoots with Bangun. Surely the poor guy is due some annual leave?
Wow... That was awesome when they pass the camera through the car, and that operator is disguised as a car seat! I laughed at that because I wasn't expecting it! Seems like their next signature camera shot after the pass through the floor shot from the previous film! So excited for this! More