Sunday, April 20, 2014

Scottscope Talk Radio 4/19/2014: Time is Illmatic!



This week on Scottscope Talk Radio, the roundtable reviews The Raid 2: Berandal!  Is it a worthy follow-up to the original?  Is it actually better than the original?  Is it too ambitious for its own good?  Can it be considered bloated and pretentious?  Could it possibly be the most violent action film ever made?  Does it deserve comparison to classic “Heroic Bloodshed’ films like Hard Boiled and City on Fire?  Might it even deserve comparison to the likes of The Godfather Part 2?  Does it raise the bar for action cinema?  Are fans overhyping it?  Is it merely an ultraviolent yet disposable cult film from a familiar genre?