One of the most anticipated movies at Sundance, and the year in general, is Gareth Evans’ The Raid 2: Berandal. The follow-up to Evans’ hugely successful The Raid: Redemption (review), Berandal promises to elevate the game, moving the action from one apartment building to all of Jakarta.
The expanded story also introduces new players, new extreme action sequences and the hand to hand combat is accompanied by some glorious looking chase sequences. Evans and his team even brought in Hong Kong stunt legend Bruce Law and his team to work through all of the car stunts and the results… let’s just say that they speak for themselves. This trailer is impressive and if the movie manages to deliver this intensity throughout, which I thoroughly believe it will, The Raid 2: Berandal promises to be the movie to see this year.