Film: "The Raid Redemption"; Cast: Iko Uwais, Ananda George and Ray Sahetapy; Director: Gareth Evans; Rating: 3/5
Simplistically speaking, there are two basic types of action films - super technological special effects fare and hand-to-hand physical action. While Hollywood has excelled in the former, the Asian countries have mastered the latter.
Thus, you have had different stars of the Orient, whose physicality shocked audiences as much as it thrilled them. Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan and more recently Tony Jaa have been actors born out of that mould. In 2011, another name was added - Iko Uwais, who in this film shows some of the meanest physical moves you would have seen in martial arts cinema history.
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