Movie – The Raid 2: C+

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While the The Raid: Redemption minimized the plot in order to maximize the riveting insanity, its sequel apparently decided to make up for all that lost narrative potential by forcing out a sprawling, convoluted story. There were hints at the pure action perfection of the first film, but the gap between them was wide and barren. It introduced two fantastic characters (whom I’ll dub Hammer Girl and Bat Boy) but not until way into the film and they only got two scenes each (both of which were among the better sequences). I also missed the gunplay, which was glaringly absent. Lots of true talent is evident however, as it’s full of gorgeous camera work, unique choreography, and great sound effects, but they all languish in the quagmire of the plot.

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