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incepshawn
incepshawn - 1/22/2014, 12:58 AM
Eff yes. I knew this was going to be good. Action film of.the decade it sounds like.
batzack
batzack - 1/22/2014, 1:00 AM
Good
Space
Space - 1/22/2014, 1:27 AM
Whooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

novaprime
novaprime - 1/22/2014, 1:28 AM
Marvel Please Sighn Gareth Evans To Direct Ironfist! Daredevil! or EVEN A Deadpool! Movie! Hell ill even want Him to direct the Next Batman with Afleck or ILL Take an NightWing Movie! Evans is Bloody hands Down the Man!!!!
seantwakafilmyguy
seantwakafilmyguy - 1/22/2014, 1:43 AM
Holy wow, did not expect that.
mk
mk - 1/22/2014, 1:51 AM
HOLY SHIT IM [frick]ING EXCITED
Danbojohnj
Danbojohnj - 1/22/2014, 2:07 AM
Shit the bed, day one at the flicks defo!
Danbojohnj
Danbojohnj - 1/22/2014, 2:08 AM
Get this guy to direct one of the new Star Wars movies asap, or a Batman film perchance?
Kyos
Kyos - 1/22/2014, 2:16 AM
Damn, that sounds sick! :O
SaxoWolf
SaxoWolf - 1/22/2014, 2:17 AM
figuresmaniac
figuresmaniac - 1/22/2014, 2:29 AM
Indonesia Invasion!
TimDrake87
TimDrake87 - 1/22/2014, 2:41 AM
Pretty cool hope the action in the new batman is this good and could rival the nolan action sciences
staypuffed
staypuffed - 1/22/2014, 2:50 AM
"To deal with THE RAID 2, the MPAA is gonna need something heavier than NC-17. And probably some adult diapers."

Lol!
CamtonoOfBeskar
CamtonoOfBeskar - 1/22/2014, 3:06 AM
Long time since I heard such praise, my body is raidy.
pesmerga44
pesmerga44 - 1/22/2014, 3:35 AM
"RAID 2 echoes everything from Kubrick to Kurosawa. Ambitious plot is matched by deliriously intense fight sequences. #Sundance" Jason Gorber

Okay woah dude seriously your comparing Gareth Evans to two of the greatest directors of all time Stanley Kubrick and Akira Kurosawa. I am sorry this guy has done exactly 5 movies and only 2 of them have gotten any kind of critical acclaim. Your comparing that to Kubrick who made Clockwork Orange, Full Metal Jacket, Shining, 2001 A Space Odyssey, etc... and Kurosawa who made Seven Samurai, Rashoman, Yojimbo, Ran, etc... I am sorry unless this is the most amazing movie of all time that absolutely changes cinema as we know it for all time then no that statement is one of the most ignorant statements I have ever heard and how are you a film critic.
Rokyn
Rokyn - 1/22/2014, 4:12 AM
Wow ridiculous...I don't care if the first one and this one went crazy with action and martial arts, these type of movies will always be forgettable and passed along because of the mediocre story, dialog, and plot. The characters I will say though we're interesting in the first Raid but everything else was just meh. Like every other big action film (Pacific Rim), people will always hype it up as the greatest thing since slice cheese. Maybe it's because I'm more of a story/character guy but action just for the sake of it, doesn't appeal to me at all. Matrix and TDK will always hold a high spot for me in that sense. Next to Kubrick? Wow what the hell are you smoking, son?
Rokyn
Rokyn - 1/22/2014, 4:19 AM
With that being said, I will definitely check out this sequel and see what Garth delivers this time around.
AlternateNo4
AlternateNo4 - 1/22/2014, 4:28 AM
um, pesmerga and rokyn do you guys know what "echoes" means? at no time did anybody say evans had reached the level of kubrick or kurosawa... they say the film ECHOES those directors' work. as in pays homage to, reminds one of, contains similar elements, provides a similar look or tone, etc.

for anyone that hasn't seen it, Merantau is on netflix. lightweight plot but worth watching.
figuresmaniac
figuresmaniac - 1/22/2014, 4:35 AM
@rokyn

echoes....
What the hell are you smoking, son?
Rokyn
Rokyn - 1/22/2014, 4:41 AM
Fair enough. As if his work reminisces someone of Kubrick revolutionary work then yes in terms of actions movies, but no way in hell do they compare.

"They say the film ECHOES those directors' work. as in pays homage to, reminds one of, contains similar elements, provides a similar look or tone, etc."

"They" more like "he" said. I'm sorry there's nothing in the first Raid that reminded me of Kubrick. Not one bit. Though I WILL say that Garth was revolutionary in terms of making an action film like Kubrick was with science fiction and other works but in any other sense no.
Rokyn
Rokyn - 1/22/2014, 4:44 AM
@figuremaniac

Meh IMO I've seen better action films than the first Raid but like I said I'm a little biased since I'm not an action type of guy. And I never got moments of like, "this is totally Kubrick type of directing". Like I said it's merely an opinion. It's a bit of a stretch don't you think?
figuresmaniac
figuresmaniac - 1/22/2014, 4:50 AM
@rockyn
I agree, the Raid will not reach the level of Kubrick, but that is not what he meant.
Rokyn
Rokyn - 1/22/2014, 4:56 AM
Exactly, but in the first Raid he did pull some new creative aspects in terms of action films. Like Kubrick did with science fiction. If I was judging it on straight up action, then hell yeah it's A+, but as an overall film it's a meh for me.
Effusion
Effusion - 1/22/2014, 5:21 AM
Fuuuuuck, i want to watch that shit NOW!!!
Pedrito
Pedrito - 1/22/2014, 5:41 AM
The first one left me so pumped from the sheer action.
I hadn't felt that way since watching JCVD's first kick boxer movie as a kid about 85 years ago.
I didn't think there was any need for a sequel, but we shall see. Most people I know haven't seen the first one, so hopefully they'll release this one more widely.
Pedrito
Pedrito - 1/22/2014, 5:44 AM
@rogmel and gfart
I disagree with gfart, do believe the hype. You will feel like beating the crap out of little Indonesian dudes afterwards.
Which is a wrong feeling, I know.
SageMode
SageMode - 1/22/2014, 5:47 AM
The first one was badass in terms of action. I'll see wasup with the second one.,
thejon93rd
thejon93rd - 1/22/2014, 5:48 AM
Can this director make a Punisher movie? Please?
SaxoWolf
SaxoWolf - 1/22/2014, 5:54 AM
@thejon93rd good idea!
SuperCat
SuperCat - 1/22/2014, 6:02 AM
Not surprised. Liked the first one.
breakUbatman
breakUbatman - 1/22/2014, 6:04 AM
Oh TDK yo benchmarking bastard!


But seriously I'd love for CBM's to become more 'credible' as films. I still mantain that if martial Arts films like Crouching Tiger can score awards then CBMs can do the same.

Right now it's like CBMs are the new Horror movies, 'everyone' seems to love them but not enough people take them seriously as films. Lets hope Iron Man doesn't go the way of Freddy Kreuger and Chucky.

Can't wait for this movie though.
SpiderJerusalem
SpiderJerusalem - 1/22/2014, 6:19 AM
TimDrake87 What?! [frick]in dreaming pal. Lol
marvel72
marvel72 - 1/22/2014, 6:32 AM
can't f*ckin wait,loved the first movie & this is meant to be better.

mind blown!
knocturnalzen10
knocturnalzen10 - 1/22/2014, 6:34 AM
beautifully violent
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