Gareth Evans's "The Raid: Redemption" stunned snowbound Sundancers last year with its nonstop martial arts insanity. Thankfully, "The Raid 2: Berandal" is already headed to our shores, with a Sundance premiere in the upcoming weeks and a March 28 release date.
This full-length trailer has approximately 98% less wall-punching than the shorter trailer we saw in November, but that's not to say it's any less crazy violent. However, we do get a tad more info on the plot, which once again centers on Rama (Iko Uwais), the policeman who had to fight off an entire building of baddies in the first flick. This time, Rama's headed undercover to help the cops deal with the two biggest crime families in Jakarta. His first stop? The slammer.
Speaking of slamming, "The Raid 2" promises plenty of it. Judging by the trailer, it looks like setting the action in an entire city has given Evans a much bigger and more explosive sandbox to play in.
Evans took to Twitter last night while experiencing some technical difficulties. He assured fans that all the exposition in the trailer is just from the first act and isn't revealing anything too spoilery. He also wrote, "Naturally, there's a ton of stuff we have kept hidden from the trailer. About 4/5 action scenes don't feature at all," adding, "Also wanted to put less emphasis on the brutality - this is the closest I could get to a green band version."
Buckle up and get ready to "Raid."