The Raid: Redemption Movie Review
Pretty Damn Good
I think this movie completely rocked. It is by far the best action movie I’ve ever seen. I didn’t give it a rocked rating because people tend to hate reading subtitles. Other than that, it’s totally awesome.
Most movies use action as an excuse to half-ass the story, others try so hard to make a story it ends up being corny since, after all, it is an action movie. What I thought was unique about The Raid: Redemption was the way they establish the storyline.
At first it seems like there is no story, but slowly little bits and pieces are revealed until you get to the end of the movie and you’re shocked to find that; wow, there was a story. Believe it or not, the makers of this film actually trust their audience to be smart enough to figure it out on their own. They don’t hold your hand, they don’t force it and they don’t insult your intelligence. They do all that while presenting some of the most brutal fight scenes I have ever seen.
Great, but is it really good enough to sit and read the subtitles?
What you’ll love:
-Creative fight scenes
-Combat variety, guns to knives to martial arts and more
-unique method of storytelling that I don’t believe has been seen since The Vanishing Point
-It’s not really “shock value”, even though it feels brutal, there’s not really a ton of gore. They don’t need tricks and gimmicks to keep you interested
-There’s morality, the violence isn’t mindless and on many occasions you see the characters negatively affected by the things they are forced to do to survive which adds to the realism and brutal vibe.
What you may not like:
-Subtitles: I don’t mind them, others hate them
Obviously some people will hate the movie because it’s violent, what do you expect? Surprisingly, the story and morality have changed a few people’s opinions of this movie. One girl was like “I’d never go to see that on my own, but now that I’ve seen it, I really liked it, I’d watch it again.”
It’ll surprise you.
I really can’t think of an action movie I like better than this one. It’s definitely going in my DVD collection, it would have been awesome in 3D… instead hollywood gave us titanic…
Anyway, check it out if it’s in your area, I saw it twice in one day it was so badass. Keep your head on when you go to see it, though. You know how hype can make a movie disappointing, expect nothing and the movie will really get its fair chance.
Thanks for reading,