If you haven’t read my five-star review of The Raid: Redemption, let me just say: it’s one of the best action movies that I’ve seen in years. While the film itself is an entertaining experience, the story of how The Raid came to be is pretty intriguing in and of itself.
That story begins with a virtually unknown director named Gareth Evans, a trip to Indonesia that became a life-changing experience, and some truly great innovative action filmmaking born out of working with a bare-bones budget. Best of all: the story has a happy ending in the form of a truly fantastic – arguably classic – action/horror film (more on that genre combo later).
We sat down with Evans during the press day for The Raid: Redemption, to pick …
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