So I saw The Raid 2 over the weekend as part of a three movie marathon and I have to just say wow, this might be one of the best action movies ever made!
I was a big fan of the original but I definitely feel this sequel topped it in every way. Gareth and co. totally outdid themselves with the increased budget and freedom. There is now a solid story which also allowed the actors/actresses to really act and gave more meaning to the incredible fighting found throughout the movie.
In particular, the last 45 minutes of the movie were just absolutely incredible! It had one of the best car chases I have ever seen in a movie, and finished off with the best fight of the movie.
I wrote a more detailed review in me blog that I linked to in my sig, but I think the important thing here is that the movie was freaking AWESOME and has actually been my fav movie of the year so far which says a lot considering how strong this year is proving to be movie wise.
What does OT think?