The Raid 2 has been enjoying a great, early critical reception during its festival circuit run (holds a 94% rating on Rotten Tomatoes with an average score of 8/10). It was an Official Selection at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, and now Madman Films has shared highlights from its Sundance Premiere.
The video – which you will find embedded at the bottom of this article – includes snippets on interviews with the director Gareth Evans, as well as some humorous moments from the on-stage Q&A, which saw the actors downplay their injuries on set. At one point, Iko Uwais had a concussion scare, but thankfully was cleared and able to continue shooting. I absolutely loved the first’s brutal, yet skillful action, choreography and directing. The Raid truly, single-handedly restored interest in the martial arts action genre. And apparently, with a 7-minute knife fight finale to look forward to, that means I can hardly wait until The Raid 2‘s Australian release on March 28.