Watch: First Teaser Trailer for TIFF Action Fave 'The Raid' Hits Already

September 9, 2011
Source: MTV

The Raid Teaser Trailer

Well that didn't take long at all. Only a few hours after seeing and immediately reviewing one of the "best action movies in years" at the Toronto Film Festival, an early teaser trailer for Gareth Evans' The Raid has been unveiled online via MTV and it's a must watch. The Raid is an Indonesian action film about an elite SWAT police squad that raids a drug lord's building, which it takes place entirely in, and it's awesome. Sony has also announced that Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda will be creating an "an entirely new musical score for the ultra-intense action picture's" US release. A perfect way to follow-up my immense praise - check it out!

Watch the first teaser trailer for Gareth Evans' The Raid, originally from MTV:

In the heart of Jakarta lies a rundown apartment infested with druggies and drifters, ruled by a ruthless drug lord. The apartment block is considered untouchable by even the bravest of police—until one early morning when, cloaked under dawn's darkness, an elite SWAT team, led by Officer Rama (Iko Uwais), raids the peril-filled structure. As Rama's squad races between the maze of rooms and floors, encountering a barrage of gunfire, machetes, and ruthless hand-to-hand combat around every corner, the stakes get higher and higher. The Raid is written & directed by Welsh filmmaker Gareth Huw Evans, of Merantau previously. This just premiered at TIFF, but is picked up by Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions for US distribution.

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  • Buttass
    Holy shit that looks awesome.
  • Antonio
    Looks Amazing((: Foreigners sure do know how to make films.
  • Icefilm
    This looks f'in' bad! Hope they at least release this in select theaters!
  • McWilly
    Pure Adrenaline!
  • Dave
    DAmn Region Restictions :(
  • good to see some solid action films presented at Toronto!
  • Gill
    A trailer for a movie playing in Toronto, Canada can't be played in Canada.
  • steve
    I HATE regional restrictions....i mean its a movie trailer isint the point to get people to watch the trailer so they want to see the movie.
  • Youtube
  • Ron
    That was jaw-droppingly amazing!
  • Cody
    Holy crap! There's more ass-kicking in those 2 minutes than any other movies I've seen in the past couple of years.
  • Dchism86
    anyone know what brand of watch the lead character is wearing?
  • ..... I just came
  • LW
    I can see there's going to be a lot of paperwork back at the office.
  • Anonymous
    oh my god!
  • Anonymous
    oh my god!
  • JL
    Meh.  Cool action, but it just looks like one long action scene.  I'm not intrigued.
    • Yaboykel
      You must be a woman...of a "Happy Fellow"...
  • Awesome look
  • dude, is there a link to the full movie ? or is this not one of those "foreign films that was just shown in america but was released 15 years ago in another country" type films? LOL. because this loooks fucking awesome!
    • Ari
      full mpvie, it's just been premiered in Toronto few days ago. U can expect in hit theater (or at least DVD) next year. official release date only in Indonesia (jan 2012)....
      • ah shit, thanks lol, looks like I'm going to Indonesia!
  • Lebowski
  • POVwriter
    I'll wait for the American remake in 2014.
  • JakeNYC
    Am I the only one thinking what this film is actually about?  Looks like a platform video game with bosses on different levels.  Is this where action filmmaking is going?  A load of crash, bang, wallop... but no soul.
    • Anonymous
      Does every good film need to have soul or thrilling script? That's boring. What I really love in cinematography is DIVERSITY.
    • WMDimes
      It's a trailer, asshole. 
    • Yaboykel
      Are we not allowed to have mindless action movies like this? Every movies doesnt have to be an Oscar contender. Just enjoy this.
  • HOLY CRAP! Crazy gun action ala old school John Woo with PENCAK SILAT???!?!?!? and real silat from the looks of it, straight destruction vs extended sparring...oh man.. I have to see this!
  • ur_babys_daddy
    Daaaaaauym. I need to see this badly.
  • Brian
  • ff
    Meh.  Whats the big deal?  Seriously?  Not sure I get what you all are going nuts over.  John woo beats this crap any day.
    • ur_babys_daddy
      Since when? He reinvented the genre, but this is seems hyper kinetic without the slow mo and flying doves and one vs hundred with unlimited clips.
    • Dukenukem150
      No way
  • Cracky
    Looks neat. Not extraordinary, though. And the "Linkin Park soundtrack'' is a huge turnoff. 
  • That 1 Guy….
    Umm... Yeah. I'm definetely going to see this. Anyone who doesn't want to see what should be an amazing action film should just rent the Notebook and stay in that day. Your tub of ice cream is optional....
  • Can you imagine giving a Hollywood budget to these people? 
  • damn who needs cgi
  • Case
    Wow. Wow. Wow. Wow. Wow.
  • anonymous
    I sense at least a MTV movie awards nomination for best fight or that sort of category.
  • Satriabajajhitam
    damn its hurt
  • Icancane
    can't wait tony jaa vs iko uwais
  • Widi A
    Can This Movies Get an Oscar ?
  • Anonymous
    Please release it with the origional score, not linkin park :(
    • Iko Uwais
      actually that is the original score, made by mike shinoda of linkin park.. therefore, it has linkin park flavour




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