Plot: Following immediately after the events of THE RAID, RAMA (Iko Uwais) is forced to reinvent himself as an undercover cop in order to provide protection for his wife and child. Working for the anti-corruption taskforce led by the one person he can trust, BUNAWAR, he is given a mission to engage himself as an enforcer for a local mob boss, BANGUN. Finding a way in through BANGUN's son UCO, RAMA must hunt for information linking BANGUN with police force corruption. All the while, he harbors a dangerous and personal vendetta for revenge and justice that threatens to consume him- and bring both this mission and the organized crime syndicates crashing down.
Raid 2 begins with warring gangs in Indonesia, out to kill each other. Why are they at loggerheads? The reasons which should form the story, are in...
Raid 2 begins with warring gangs in Indonesia, out to kill each other. Why are they at loggerheads? The reasons which should form the story, are incidental, for all that the makers care for is to up the ante in terms of action and violence on screen. And they do astoundingly well. Raid 2 is one of the most violent films ever made, with heads being chopped bones broken limbs shattered and made into paste, every five minutes you find yourself going "ouch" in pain.
Iko is back as Rama, and is undercover to infiltrate a ganglords mafia and bring them down. Bring them down is beware, an excuse to bam bang slash non stop every second. With a small story to stretch, Raid 2 is long, surprisingly long. Evans, the Director uses this extra time to fill in even more gobsmacking action that just puts you off like an overdose of porn does. End of the film, i felt weak and tired, much like those dead and half dead people falling up like matchsticks all over on screen.
If you like Raid 1, this will be an upgradation on it and you might enjoy it. If you want some story and sense with the action, well this is just half baked in that department, either ways, be warned, there is a lot of pain on screen.