Movie-a-day, #1: The Raid

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The is a breakneck paced action movie coming out of Jakarta in 2011. While there is little story, whatever slow moments this movie has is carefully balanced as to not slow down the action too much. I found myself gasping at certain ultra-violent moments in this film for shear technical proficiency in the special effects and fight choreography. Shamefully, I felt myself rooting for the honourable warrior villain in the final two vs one fight scene. The ending is a little lame in it’s reveal and I felt that the climax of the previous fight overshadowed it. Great action film, definitely worth watching. 6/10