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Behold The Understated Touchy-Feelyness Of THE RAID!!


Merrick here...

A few months ago, many of us became captivated by this stunning trailer for THE RAID - which releases on March 23.  


A bundle of clips from the film is now making the rounds, and is embedded herein for your consideration.  The first clip comes to us from IGN...




The second is from MTV...


...and the final footage is from JoBlo.  


I can't wait!  

Whatever its rating is, I hope they knock it down to PG or something.  Cuz, you know, badassness is awesomer that way...all watered down and whatnot.  



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  • Jan. 20, 2012, 12:58 p.m. CST

    Wish that EX 2 poster could go on my wall

    by KinjoAlcoholicNinja

  • Jan. 20, 2012, 12:59 p.m. CST

    Harry just wrote your pink slip Merry

    by torontoxic

  • Jan. 20, 2012, 12:59 p.m. CST

    Waterpistols.... using the blood from Aliens

    by Rtobert

  • Jan. 20, 2012, 1:07 p.m. CST

    Holy hell, the action.

    by wonderboy2402

    Can't wait for this one.

  • Jan. 20, 2012, 1:08 p.m. CST

    They're using SUPER SOAKERS! COOL!

    by Mennen

  • Jan. 20, 2012, 1:12 p.m. CST

    Hey Sly, why not add Taylor Lautner to your ensemble while your at it.

    by Tikidonkeypunch

    The first Ex was a throwback to the hardcore action films that could still get a PG rating with it's blatant tit shot. So the sequel must be a throwback to the watered down, kid friendly bullshit that passes for action flicks these days.

  • Jan. 20, 2012, 1:13 p.m. CST

    RUINED the soundtrack.

    by thefirstcause

    I actually like Linkin Park to some degree, but wow, the original soundtrack I heard at TIFF was FAR better.

  • Jan. 20, 2012, 1:15 p.m. CST

    EX2: There Will Be Bruises

    by JAGUART

  • Jan. 20, 2012, 1:15 p.m. CST

    whoa....the raid huh? movie looks fucking great

    by fat_rancor_keeper

    but LOL @ the expendables 2 pic. Jeez, what a shame...............a pg13 shame.

  • Jan. 20, 2012, 1:19 p.m. CST

    That first trailer...

    by King_Knut

    Look at our stuntmen getting beaten up. Hollywood stunties won't do this, see? Or this, see? Our guys are desperate for cash, so we bung them a few bob and they'll take a stick to the head! Amazing! Please don't look at our production values, acting or scripts.

  • Jan. 20, 2012, 1:21 p.m. CST


    by King_Knut

    The talkback chopped my post in half.

  • 'Nuff Said!

  • Jan. 20, 2012, 1:36 p.m. CST


    by Rob

  • Jan. 20, 2012, 2:06 p.m. CST

    Old school 80s stars should be using ENTERTECH water guns

    by durhay


  • Oh so now it's cool to bash Taylor "The Brave Little Toaster Nose" Lautner? fu

  • Jan. 20, 2012, 3:02 p.m. CST

    I predict EX2 will be the vanilla to The Raid's tooty-fruity.

    by Sprell

  • Jan. 20, 2012, 3:05 p.m. CST


    by Fawst

    And that sums up my impressions from having watched the first clip. Now I shall go watch another one. And I thought Watchmen was brutal...

  • Jan. 20, 2012, 3:07 p.m. CST


    by Fawst

    Yup... watched the second clip.

  • Jan. 20, 2012, 3:07 p.m. CST

    That is one great poster. Where did it come from?

    by kevred

    Nice, nice work.

  • The editing is just loose enough to see all the little moments where they're moving 'just so' on cue.

  • Jan. 20, 2012, 3:18 p.m. CST

    Hmm. OK that last clip was underwhelming.

    by Fawst

    Aside from the fucking AXE to the SHOULDER! Man, the QCQ in this movie is fucking brutal, I'm totally impressed. The gun stuff, eh, whatever. But that melee combat, damn. Can't wait to see this with a packed crowd.

  • Jan. 20, 2012, 3:19 p.m. CST

    It's NERF or NOTHING!

    by Vince Ricardo

    Great poster.

  • Jan. 20, 2012, 3:24 p.m. CST


    by justmyluck

    Watching two hours of raid-raid-raid to techno music would put me to sleep. Really.

  • Jan. 20, 2012, 5:02 p.m. CST

    Nerf Foam Darts, not water pistols

    by Musicman247

    Come on, guys. There's a dart coming out of Chuck Norris's gun for goodness' sake!

  • Jan. 20, 2012, 5:36 p.m. CST

    Expendables, dear God almighty NO!

    by HoweHatTrick

    Didn't like the first one and the idea of watching the Depends Action Squad totter through lame fighting sequences while delivering shitty catch phrases makes me ill. On the other hand, can't wait to catch The Raid, looks awesome!

  • Jan. 20, 2012, 7:12 p.m. CST

    This is already one of my favorite movies

    by kirttrik

    and I haven't even seen it. Truly fantastic stuff.

  • Jan. 20, 2012, 7:29 p.m. CST

    Best action movies from the last decade or so are

    by PedroM

    from Asian cinema. In fact, any kind of genre. Because they have balls, something American cinema lost it.

  • Go do something else besides watching peanut-dicked, over-the-hill he-men kill each other.

  • Jan. 20, 2012, 9:37 p.m. CST

    Arnold is working with Kim Ji-woon

    by PedroM

    director of A Bittersweet Life and I Saw the Devil.

  • Jan. 21, 2012, 12:05 a.m. CST

    Arnold's first full movie back will be Good

    by Joseph Wilson

    Kim Ji-Woon is a fantastic director, I Saw the Devil should be a must watch film for everyone, very intense and truly to me a work of art. The Good, the Bad, and the Weird is also a great flick. Arnold seems to have the right idea in his comeback, work with talented directors on smaller movies. Arnold's role in EX2 will amount to an extended cameo, he won't take a hit I think on this as he will distance himself from it if it flops based on the rating issue. Stallone's career resurgence is over, IMO, he killed it by selling out on EX2.

  • Jan. 21, 2012, 12:07 a.m. CST

    And this movie looks Awesome

    by Joseph Wilson

    I never heard of the Raid till this trailer and now I can't wait to see it.

  • Jan. 21, 2012, 1:56 a.m. CST

    To be fair, Stallone's working with Walter Hill

    by bullet3

    He's got Bullet in the Head coming out in a few months, its directed by Walter Hill, and its very R-rated, so I wouldn't say Stallone is really selling out either. But ya, Ex 2 is not looking good right now.

  • Jan. 21, 2012, 10:31 a.m. CST

    More like Joe Buffering...

    by godoffireinhell


  • Jan. 21, 2012, 11:01 a.m. CST

    Maybe bullet in the Head will be really good, but

    by Joseph Wilson

    Stallone was/is the face of the Expendables and delivering a Pg-13 rating is going to hurt is cred. Had the first Expendables just delivered a PG-13 rating no one would really care about the rating for the sequel, but because they are lowering it for the sequel it makes them look like shit.

  • Jan. 21, 2012, 11:02 a.m. CST

    Violence porn

    by Raptor Jesus

    This makes me think that, as a species, we're fucked.

  • Jan. 21, 2012, 11:25 a.m. CST


    by PotSmokinAlien

    This is what it took, huh? (And, yup, we are completely fucked as a species. 50 years from now there are gonna be 3 billion more of us on this planet. Biologically speaking, population explosions like the one we're experiencing 100% of the time occur because of the availability of a new resource, and 100% of the time there is as dramatic a decline in the population of a species once it has depleted whatever resource was responsible for the spike. I just hope some of us make it through that downward portion. Even if we don't, though, humans were a pretty fucking rad species while we lasted! Surely one of the most remarkable this planet has ever seen. The dinosaurs themselves aren't shit compared to us... I strongly doubt that life itself will end on Earth, but in the grand scheme of Earth-life's history, humanity really does seem to be gearing up for its curtain call. And yet, amazingly, many of us will be content to spend a few hours of the tail end of our species' existence watching aged, pampered bodybuilders pretend to fight with and kill one another.)

  • Jan. 21, 2012, 4:15 p.m. CST

    Violence Porn > Torture Porn

    by godoffireinhell

    There's something about bodies coming apart in explosions of blood, shredded flesh, bone splinters and organs. I can appreciate that. I don't much care for depictions of prolonged pain and suffering but give me a quick, messy death any day. I guess that's kind of getting off to Vivid productions but giving anything with Max Hardcore's cowboy hat-wearing mug on the cover a wide berth.

  • Jan. 22, 2012, 6:25 a.m. CST

    Fuck You creepythinman!

    by phantomcreeps