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Monday, November 11, 2013
The Raid Movie Review (2014)
The Good: The action is as realistic a as they come. The fight scenes and the choreography is what keeps your attention the most. You'll sit there wondering, "Are they hitting each other for real?" ... (Sometimes the answer is YES!) The action is fast paced, but slow enough for you to keep up. The cinematography by the director is on point because you get a complete sense of the gritty, dirty atmosphere that the main characters have to battle out of to survive.
The Bad: Storyline was weak, and left little to the imagination. (But who watches a Martial Arts movie for the storyline? ) The movie is a Korean movie, which means that it has subtitles. Once again, there's not much to the plot so the subtitles are minor, so don't let them bother you. I'll save you the trouble and translate the whole movie for the impatient ones. "We've got to get out of here!".... "No, we must finish what we've started". That's all you need to know and just watch them all kick butt.
The Reason: This martial arts film...I'm sorry, I don't feel right calling it "martial arts" because I think that carries an action movie stereotype that this film doesn't really fit. If you've seen Ong Bak, then you'll know what I mean. This movie uses an unorthodox, street fighting style that is very refreshing to watch for you action flick lovers. Definitely worth the watch, and I'm sure more than a few scenes will make you go "OUCH!" "Whoa!" and "Yeah that had to hurt". Rent it!
The Rating: 8/10