ByAbi Toll, writer at Creators.co
Abi Toll

The Raid 2 has just smashed onto the Sundance scene and we have one seriously zealous review for your viewing pleasure here (courtesy of Indiewire).

The review references the 'explosive' fight scenes, the gore and the rabid wrenching of limbs away from the core torso, coming together in an excrutiating yet thrilling 148 minutes:

It's nearly impossible to oversell the action. Bones are broken, faces are kicked, heads are smashed, wrists are slit, torsos are impaled, skulls are penetrated, and hundreds of bodies are shredded by bullets.

The Raid 2 is quite certainly one of the most graphically violent films ever made. And to their credit, the stunt, effects, and sound design teams have made one of the most realistically violent films ever, as well. There is no punch, kick, or vicious forcing of a limb to bend a direction it isn't supposed to bend that doesn't look painfully realistic.

The muddy brawl stands out as the film's most impressive orgy of mayhem but there are incredible fight sequences in a subway, in the snow, and one of the most exhilarating car-chase-fist-fights ever filmed. The Raid 2 is quite frankly, the most epic martial arts action film ever made. And no, it's not just damned hyperbole.

You certainly can't argue with that level of conviction. Are you chomping at the bit to see The Raid 2: Berendal?

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