The Raid is awesome and you should see it. I’ve already explained why in my review, but simply put, it’s one of the best action movies in years. A new two-minute clip has gone online and it’s only a piece of the full four-on-one fight scene. If you’re a director and you’re wondering, “How do I competently shoot a melee combat scene without shaking the camera around like a spaz?” director Gareth Evans has the answer. The clip doesn’t include a lot of bloodshed, but it does contain a brutal blow so it’s on the edge of NSFW unless your workplace digs the majesty of masterful fight choreography.
Hit the jump to check out the clip. [Update: We've included the new Australian poster after the jump]
Clip via MakingOf.
Here’s the official synopsis for The Raid:
Deep in the heart of Jakarta’s slums lies an impenetrable safe house for the world’s most dangerous killers and gangsters. Until now, the rundown apartment block has been considered untouchable to even the bravest of police. Cloaked under the cover of pre-dawn darkness and silence, an elite swat team is tasked with raiding the safe house in order to take down the notorious drug lord that runs it. But when a chance encounter with a spotter blows their cover and news of their assault reaches the drug lord, the building’s lights are cut and all the exits blocked. Stranded on the 6th floor with no way out, the unit must fight their way through the city’s worst to survive their mission. Director Gareth Evans (Merantau) and rising martial- arts star Iko Uwais reunite in this adrenaline-fueled action film.