Check out the new trailer for the Sundance favorite The Raid: Redemption. The Raid looks like an all out war and I’m ready for battle. The film is a welcome addition to this year’s SXSW Film Festival and as evidenced by the last few moments of the trailer it will be brutal. The Raid gives me a bit of a Battle Royale feel in the way that the aggressors seem to become characteristically more aggressive as our hero advances the 30 floors. I can’t wait to see The Raid and enjoy a shake at the Alamo Draft House, I’ll see you all in line down in Austin.
Synopsis: As a rookie member of an elite special-forces team, Rama (Iko Uwais) is instructed to hang back during a covert mission involving the extraction of a brutal crime lord from a rundown fifteen-story apartment block. But when a spotter blows their cover, boss Tama (Ray Sahetaphy) offers lifelong sanctuary to every killer, rapist and thief in the building in exchange for their heads. Now Rama must stand in for the team’s fallen leader (Joe Taslim) and use every iota of his fighting strength – winding through every floor and every room to complete the mission and escape with his life.