Evans works out of Indonesia and this is his second martial arts film. His first attempt was the 2009 film Merentau which was a decent first attempt. The Raid is a simple story about a group of cops raiding an apartment complex trying to arrest a notorious crime lord. The film is essentially an hour and half fight scene. But what a fight scene! Iko Uwais has starred in both of Evans’ films and has a promising start as an action star. Hopefully he doesn’t flake out like Tony Jaa did.
In the spirit of Mother’s Day here is The Raid in 3 minutes done with claymation cats also known as Claycats. A warning, it gives some of the plot away and it might not be safe for work for people who are offended by gratuitous clay gore.
Gareth Evans and Iko Uwais first film Merentau.