Watch: Serbuan maut 2011 123movies, Full Movie Online – In Jakarta, Indonesia, Lieutenant Wahyu organizes the invasion of an apartment building that is the safe house of the powerful and cruel drug lord Tama and his gang. The SWAT team breaks in the building but one lookout sees and warns the gangsters and the police force is trapped on the seventh floor. They learn that Lt. Wahyu has not informed his superiors about the operation. Now the police officers have to fight with limited ammunition against the armed and dangerous gangsters..
Plot: Deep in the heart of Jakarta’s slums lies an impenetrable safe house for the world’s most dangerous killers and gangsters. Until now, the run-down apartment block has been considered untouchable to even the bravest of police. Cloaked under the cover of pre-dawn darkness and silence, an elite swat team is tasked with raiding the safe house in order to take down the notorious drug lord that runs it. But when a chance encounter with a spotter blows their cover and news of their assault reaches the drug lord, the building’s lights are cut and all the exits blocked. Stranded on the sixth floor with no way out, the unit must fight their way through the city’s worst to survive their mission. Starring Indonesian martial arts sensation Iko Uwais.
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Despite being an early entry, _The Raid_ is arguably the most revolutionary action movie of the past decade. And the decade is almost over. Iko Uwais is clear talent when it comes to this sort of stunt work, and with the exception of a little too much shakey-cam near the start, you get a really look at him (and the rest of the cast) doing their thing, a lesson which the majority of Hollywood action movies nowadays apparently needs to re-learn.
_Final rating:★★★★ – Very strong appeal. A personal favourite._
Oh, good, the plot, the dialogues and the performances of the characters are plainly terrible.
Other than that, if you are looking for an action movie with tons of “dancing” fights, this is your movie.
Minimal plot, intense action
OK, let me start by praising Iko Uwais. Of all the actors, this guy fits the character flawlessly and is a highly likable actor. I thought I’d root for Joe Taslim (Jaka) better because of his better looks and taller figure but Iko is perfect.
The movie in terms of story: interesting. The premise is very simple, a bunch of cops trapped in a hellish building filled with the devil’s men who knows silat and dead set on killing the cops. However, I can’t really tell whats going to happen next, and there’s enough twists that actually works, even if they were rather cliché (the rookie, the corrupt officers, the help from a friendly neighbor, the .. i should stop.. or i’d spoil the movie). There’s nothing new in terms of plot, but that’s not really a big problem. I sure do hope Gareth can find better writers to write the story next time.
What I do like is the pacing. It goes boom boom boom boom! and then it rests a bit before going into suspense mode, scary mode, and then boom some more.
Line delivery? Not very good. Some lines were obviously translated from English (it’s written by Gareth himself) and some sounds quite cheesy (overused in other movies), like A: “Why us? why now?” B: “Why not?” Or “I need to get in, my wife is sick” And a bunch of others..
Secondly, some of them are not professional actors and as an Indonesian watching an Indonesian movie without subtitles, I couldn’t catch most of the things they said! I wished there were subtitles!! I wished there were Indonesian or English subtitles so that the foreigners in indo can enjoy the movie as well! (although there’s one guy with a manado accent who talks funny, obviously a joke which will not be noticed by foreigners) They either talked really quickly, or had poor articulation/enunciation that I couldn’t hear what they said and had to ask my sister, who also didn’t catch what they said, and had to ask her boyfriend. The only one actor whom I can hear clearly even when talking fast is the gang boss (Ray Sahetapi).. A veteran actor, obviously trained for acting.
By the end of the movie we also concluded that the Indonesian vocabulary in terms of curse words is so very limited. The word “anjing!” (means “dog”) is used over and over, by everybody.. And the word “bangsat” (a bedbug) a few times.. “Babi” (pig) once, “kampret” (a small bat) once… They all basically means the same thing “Bastard”… So, this either means we are a really polite culture.. Or that they’re trying to avoid censor.. Or that the translator for gareth’s script has not enough vocabulary list… or maybe I really didn’t get the badness of those animal curse words..
I mean I can think of many English curse words that is not too dirty.. Like.. Scum, filth, bastard, jerk, son-of-a…., prick, damn, what the heck, slime.. OK I don’t really know how to translate those words into spoken Indonesian either so…
The fights were great. I can’t comment on the choreography because I’m not a professional, but it puts you on the edge of your seat, so I think that speaks for itself. They hit hard, they fall hard, they kill hard, they die hard. I thought that some fights could be sped up a bit, as some moves looks like it lags a bit in terms of syncing, but only by a bit. If not, it adds a real touch to the physicality of the movie.
Most of the girls shrieked and made wriggling sounds during fight sequences (yes, one really shrieked out loud), and many sighed a relief, almost awkward laugh, when those fight sequences end. Which, in my opinion, means that the fights were a great success.
As an animator I felt the CG was a bit…hmmm… CG blood is slightly overused, but still acceptable, but one shot stuck out like a sore finger to me, the one where one guy falls over and lands on a balcony ledge. I really wanted to fix that animation.. Hahahaa… But again, that’s because I’m a trained animator, as other people in the cinema gasped in their seats thinking that was real etc.
All I know is, it lived up to my expectations (a minimal story fight movie). I look forward to Iko, Yayan, and Gareth’s next collaboration, which is this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G0hYVksfyrQ Again, if you’re an action movie fans, you’d probably like it.
After watching this movie, I found myself lost my appetite to other action movies. For me, other action movies was a snack
My number one list action movie is The Matrix because it balanced the depth of the story with the action. Somewhere among the top list, there was also The Dark Knight for the same reason. However, when speaking only ‘action’, I used to choose a Hongkong movie, Flashpoint, starred by Donnie Yen. Before Flashpoint, I’ll choose a Thailand movie, Ong Bak which launched Tony Jaa career internationally. Now, when I speak an action movie that speak for the action, I will choose an Indonesia movie, ‘THE RAID’, choreographed by Iko Uwais and Yayan Ruhiyan and starred by them.
The problem with Donnie Yen’s Flashpoint was you need to wait about one hour and fifteen minutes to get the action really start but when it started, it was really worth to wait. The fight between Donnie Yen and Collin Chou, inspired by MMA especially BJJ was so well choreographed and made audience hold their breath and asking “are this sh*t a real thing?”. In Evans’ latest, THE RAID, you won’t need those one hour and fifteen minutes because he already made the audience gasps in the first fifteen minutes.
I wouldn’t say a thing about Ong Bak because in my opinion, Merantau was more superior than Ong Bak. The problem with Merantau was Gareth was trying to bring audience to understand the culture of Silat first because showing the full action.You can said, Merantau was like Yamakasi doing for parkour while The Raid was the B-13 of silat.
It is useless to review this movie from the plot because there wasn’t any significant plot. The plot was made only to bridge between one action scene to other action scene. But d*mn! Even with the weak dialog and cliché plot, Gareth executed it well so we, the audience, didn’t have time to analyze this or that. What we know, we were flooded by f*cking awesome action movies from infiltration scene, massacre scene, and of course, martial art scenes when the characters have run out of bullets.
I remember when one of Merantau review said Merantau was Ong Bak when handled professionally. The same can be said with THE RAID. The Raid was Flashpoint with larger actions and handled professionally from the music, cinematography, and even the visual effect.
The music composed by Aria Prayogi and Fajar Yuskemal was like a combination between Hans Zimmer’s Joker theme and Rage Against The Machine. It brought the audience immediately to the brutal tone of the movie. In some scenes, those music suddenly disappeared, leaving uneasiness to the audience. I wonder how Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park will interpret the scene to his score because Prayogi and Yuskemal score was perfect for the tone of this movie and it was really different with any Linkin Park score.
The sound effect, oh my, I hardly believe this is Indonesian movie. Even Hongkong movies are rarely have this good sound effect, You can differentiate between the bullet shot next to you to the bullet shot from the next room, The sound of knife slashing was so beautiful to listen and combined by the beautiful art of Silat, the scene was a masterpiece of a brutal dance of angel of death.
THE RAID has little visual effect but when they did, it was done amazingly and effectively. Frankly, prior to watch this movie, I was a little bit disappointed when I heard there will be slow-motion scene in the movie. However, Gareth proved me wrong. He was not Zack Snyder. The slow-motion was done only in one scene and perfectly executed which I hardly imagined how it should be done in other way.
Matt Flanery and Dimas Subhono as DOP played camera creatively and yet it captured all the motion perfectly. In fact, some scenes was like a scene taken from art movie due to their creative angle but it didn’t reduce the brutal tone of the movie, didn’t make the impact of every punch and kick weaker, in fact, in some scenes, it enhanced the “BAM!” factor.
The choreography was the factor which made this movie popular. I have said previously that even the fight scene between Donnie Yen and Collin Chou in Flashpoint had been surpassed by almost every fight scene in the movie. In Merantau, Gareth didn’t want to show the brutal image of silat due to the main character of that movie was a naive and kind young man from village. In this movie, the characters are cops and bad guy, so either be killed or kill. Both Iko and Yayan have choreographed it so well so even one reviewer said “I didn’t know there was so many ways to kill people until I saw this movie” and he was right. Jeff Imada (Bourne Identity) and Yuen Woo Ping will recognize these people from Indonesia and you’ll probably hear about them in coming years among the top list of fight choreographer.
After watching this movie, I found myself lost my appetite to other action movies. For me, other action movies was a snack before I can watch the next Gareth Evans project, BERANDAL.
* Kunderemp –
Original Language id
Runtime 1 hr 41 min (101 min), 1 hr 42 min (102 min) (unrated) (Indonesia)
Genre Action, Crime, Thriller
Director Gareth Evans
Writer Gareth Evans
Actors Iko Uwais, Ananda George, Ray Sahetapy
Country Indonesia, France, United States
Awards 9 wins & 22 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Digital, Datasat, SDDS
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Panasonic AG-AF100, Zeiss Ultra Prime Lenses (with Pro35mm Adaptor)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format XDCAM
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), XDCAM (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (spherical) (Kodak Vision 2383), D-Cinema