Watched the first film last night and was super impressed. The brutality was wince inducing and so many of the lines were great, it was a blast. It was smart having the whole film take place in such a confined place, it made it super intense.
I don't watch a lot of martial arts movies so forgive me for asking but is The Raid like the modern apex of the genre? I just wonder because I would like to know if there are others better that I need to check out. I've seen most classics like Enter the Dragon, The Octagon, and The Master of the Flying Guillotine, but I have no idea what modern ones are comparable to The Raid as far as quality. I think the last movie I saw in the genre was Fearless, which I thought was pretty good.
Anyhow, looking forward to the sequel, it's being quite hyped.