The Raid 2


In 2012, the wild Indonesian action hit The Raid: Redemption caused a worldwide sensation and introduced the amazing martial arts star Iko Uwais. He returns in The Raid 2 with even more incredibly outlandish action and death-defying stunts than before. After fighting his way out of a building filled with gangsters and madmen, rookie Jakarta cop Rama (Uwais) thought it was done and he could resume a normal life. He couldn’t have been more wrong. His triumph attracted the attention of predators farther up the food chain. His family at risk, Rama has only one choice to protect his wife and infant son: he must go undercover to enter the criminal underworld himself and climb through the hierarchy of competing forces until it leads him to the corrupt politicians and police pulling the strings at the top of the heap. Getting himself thrown into prison, Rama saves the boss gangster’s son in a giant melee involving all the prisoners and all the guards in a muddy exercise yard. Upon his release, Rama joins the gang and becomes a trusted insider, laying his life on the line in a desperate all-or-nothing gamble to bring the whole rotten enterprise to an end. One thing’s for sure: it’s not going to be easy! (Dir. by Gareth Evans, 2014, Indonesia/USA, in Indonesian with subtitles, 150 mins., Rated R, Sony Pictures Classics) Digital