We had to watch this trailer three times because–well, we were too distracted by that toilet the first two times. We’re pretty sure that this new trailer for The Raid 2 is supposed to recall Robert De Niro’s painful and emotional wall-punching scene in Raging Bull. All we could think of was a certain scene in Trainspotting. Don’t they at least give you a toothbrush in prison?
Anyway, here’s the red-band trailer for the upcoming The Raid 2: Berandal. Of course, that’s the sequel to the action-packed The Raid: Redemption. The trailer focuses on one man, locked in a prison cell. Filthy toilet. No Lysol. There is, however, a chalk outline on the wall and he is taking out all kinds of rage out on it. That man is Rama–played by Iko Uwais–and he’s an undercover cop who got on the inside of a Jakarta crime syndicate that owns the police and is threatening his family. We’re pretty sure that all the (WARNING: PRETTY GRAPHIC) violence going on in the quick cuts away show all of the mayhem that landed him behind bars.
The Raid 2: Berandal is written and directed by Welsh born filmmaker Gareth Evans–who you’ll be happy to know is the same guy who directed the overblown action of The Raid: Redemption. Sony Pictures Classics will release The Raid 2: Berandal sometime next year. We’ll get back to you on that. We hope the movie gets released soon, though. We want to see if Rama can punch through that wall to get to a clean toilet. (Sorry you can’t punch through the ad before this video begins, folks…)