gerardo's Review of The Raid: Redemption
The Raid: Redemption(2012)
A heart pounding bloody dose of testosterone. For action fans, all you need is great fighting sequences and this film has plenty. The blood spattering and head crushing sequences occur in abundance; one after another characters are killed off. Roger Ebert said that it seemed like there was a criminal "dispenser machine" that kicks in as soon as someone dies. It provides small scenes to make you care about the characters, but they are superficial. The plot here is not important, what matters is the choreography of the fights. The choreography of the fights are very well done and it is the main reason it has many fans. It is definitely a satisfying action film that does not require much in the thinking department; and some days, that is okay.