Gareth Evans is a very skilled director of action. He knows how to conceive it, how to stage it, how to shoot and how to cut it. For that alone this film will be essential.
But without any real aptitude for the style of fighting that made the original film so popular, what is even the point?
We're just a month and a bit away from the release of The Raid 2. That already makes it time to order The Raid and get that in your eyeholes, but it's also very, very cheap right now.
It actually makes me really want to see this movie, even though I know I'll regret it when people start getting graphically knifed and hammered to death.
First, it will play at the Sundance Film Festival.
Also including info on a Raid 2 fight sequence I previewed at Frightfest.
Gareth spills lots of juicy details about The Raid 2 and talks us through how he shot a prison sequence and a very tricky car chase. Also introducing Baseball Bat Man.
Gareth Evans talks us through the anxiety he had in making a horror film and how he dealt with the difficulties of shooting POV.
Includes one bona fide genre classic.
Comics editor Rich Johnston has posted his own account of Kapow! Comic Convention 2012, but since we somehow managed to avoid running into each other, the Bleeding Cool Film experience was hopefully different enough to be worth writing about. Among the first things that I saw was new footage from Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, approximately […]
We'll start with the trailer for Gareth Evans' The Raid becuase, if you didn't see it last time, you'll be wanting to see it now. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWlmhMSnVdM[/youtube] Evans sometimes seems to be playing about with the camera quite enthusiastically there, canting it severely, or even shaking it during the heavy gunfire shots. Besides my light worry […]