‘The Raid’, Another Best Trailer of The Year Candidate

raidThe Girl with the Dragon Tattoo trailer was one of the best trailers of the year, we now have another contender, The Raid.  1 Ruthless Crime Lord, 20 Elite Cops, 30 Floors of Hell…it’s going to be awesome.  It comes from Indonesia and tells the story of a SWAT team that becomes trapped in a tenement run by a ruthless mobster, armed with two highly violent martial arts killers and an army of machete-swinging, machine gun-toting dealers and thugs.

Some reviews coming out of the TIFF are as follows:

“Quite simply, this movie is a whole mess of bone-crunching, face-pummeling, throat-slicing and fist-pounding awesomeness. The midnight screening had people cheering, wincing and shaking their heads in disbelief.” [THR]

“The Raid does everything right, and is so incredibly self-aware in its awesomeness that I envision the filmmakers jacking off to their own movie (I would too). If you’re expecting a kick to the head, instead you should probably expect 42 kicks to the teeth, a roundhouse, 362 punches to the ribs and then two broken legs. The Raid is ultra-cinema, the highest octane of energy you’ll ever see on the big screen. It’s a rush that’s only side effect is withdrawal – and the only fix is to see it again.” [Bloody Disgusting]

Sony Pictures has already acquired the film, watch the Red-Band trailer below: