The Raid 2 aka as The Raid 2: Berandal is consider as one of the best action movie in 2014, and let me tell you why I am saying it although there are 6 more months till end of the year. If you have watched The Raid (please watch if you haven't) this just amplifies everything from the story right up to the action. Continuing what happen in the first movie, the same hero Rama (Iko Uwais) take up a role to be a mole in one of the most influential Indonesian gangster family.
Remember the fighting sequence that you loved in Raid 1? Raid 2 comes with tons of that! Prepare for more close quarter combat and lots of brutal fights which makes you go "AWWW SHITTTT THAT GOTTA HURT!". The old villian in Raid 1(Mad Dog) is brought back to live although a different character but still the ever loving fight scene. The story line this time is much more refined and also understandable, not that many loophole comparing to the first story. Think Infernal Affairs with lots and lots of fighting action that will keep you smiling. The introduction of 3 different villians means you get to see some real good fighting with Rama involved.
There are times when you question, why the F is there no one with the gun while the fight has started. It makes things much easier. Many times I asked myself, how strong is Rama cause after getting kick, thrown, stab, cut and many other injuries, he still stands up like nothing has happen. At one point, he looks like he cant stand anymore after the cut to his legs (adrenaline helped maybe?). Besides that, they are less chance for character back story since too many new characters are involve.
Be ready for the action movie of your life. If some of Hollywood fighting scene are choreograph like this, I am pretty sure most of you action fans will be truly happy like me. This is the action movie of the year. Sit back and be entertain with fluid movement and also good storyline. I hope there will up the bar again in Raid 3.
TL;DR: Lots of actions, many killing, good plot,action, action movie of the 2014.