Just back from The Raid 2.|
Everything ramped up and extended, the gore, the violence, the camera work and the ferocity.
Unfortunately the overblown story is also given the same treatment, and it takes an age to get going, with long, drawn out scenes of simplistic plot explanation breaking up the action all too frequently. The re-use of certain actors caused some confusion, along with two scenes that would've benefitted from some exposition.
Thankfully, the finale restores some faith, but at over two hours there's ample that could've been edited out and spared my back killing me by the final third. After rewatching the relentless first this morning, the sequel is a tad too bloated for it's own good.
Once it hits disc, with the advantage of cue and a comfy bed, it'll be an 8/10. But not until then.