The star of acclaimed Indonesian action movie 'The Raid 2,' Iko Uwais, and two of his co-stars are part of the cast of 'Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens'.
The Raid 2 Sundance reviews: "The Raid 2 is one of the best action films ever made. It might even be THE best. Holy f***ing s**t." "To deal with THE RAID 2, the MPAA is gonna need something heavier than NC-17.
As seen in “The Raid,” writer-director-editor-action choreographer Gareth Evans makes some of the most vital, fist-pumping, heart-pounding fight sequences around. Now imagine what he can do with a car chase. "We’re on a much lower budget than your average ‘Fast & Furious’-type movie, where they can just smash cars left, right, and center, and go through six or seven cars in 10 seconds," Evans tells us in the Instant Commentary clip above, which details the climax of the car chase.
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The Sundance Film Festival is known for premiering thoughtful, dramatic independent films about deep, serious issues. The film is director Gareth Evans’ follow-up to his surprise cult hit, “The Raid: Redemption,” which earned a league of devoted fans when it hit theaters in 2012. Evans said, “All of our focus was purely on local box office and trying to hopefully make something that would connect with an Indonesian audience.” But the movie was accepted to the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival, where it won the Midnight Madness Award and became a critical favorite. Part of the appeal of “The Raid” was how it featured the Indonesian martial art of pencak silat, which had been largely unseen by Western audiences previous to this.
In this exclusive action scene from “The Raid 2,” you really get to see how director Gareth Evans has expanded the scope from his original film while still retaining the claustrophobic feel of the action scenes. Star Iko Uwais returns as Rama, an Indonesian cop standing up against the forces of corruption.
The action thriller that highlighted the Indonesian martial art of pencak silat became a true cult hit when it hit American screens in 2012. Now director Gareth Evans is bringing his highly-anticipated sequel, “The Raid 2,” to the Sundance Film Festival. Come back Tuesday at 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT for the trailer premiere and to read how Gareth Evans upped the action, intensity, and insanity the second time around.