Gareth Huw Evans directed Raid and Raid 2.. not Gareth Edwards, who directed Monsters and Godzilla! The reviewer has atleast that part right. As for the actual movie.. it was not made for the violence-impaired, nor in any way does it pretend to be! So Paloma's review , though justified from her end, does not make a dent in the 8.8 IMDB rating and all the absolutely deserving raves and plaudits about this movie possibly being one of the greatest action movie ever made, not just an amazing Martial Arts film!! Peace!
Paloma, you've done it again. You've made a colossal mule (for the lack of a better word) out of yourself.
Now, PS, I don't know who's the bigger fool here. You - to *attempt* "reviewing" a 'Raid' film; or Rediff - to go ahead and publish this review.
You cannot differentiate Veronica Roth from Victoria Roth, and Gareth Evans from Gareth Edwards. And it's not like there's a lack of resources for one to learn or *read* about a film, it's just lazy writing. Lazy writing used as a subtext to glorify yourself, and how you're too cool/ too good for any film. It's a repeating pattern.
The penultimate paragraph was written just to fill up space. The point of being able to "stomach" the violence was repeated thrice. Yeah, we get it that you know that phrase. Whoop de doo.
Like my fellow commenters pointed out before me, this "review" is a sham and has sub-zero credibility. For all we know, you probably were too lazy to even get off your couch and go to the cinema to watch this film - as is the case with all your "reviews" anyway.
To sum up, since you like to repeat stuff, here's our retort - Lazy writing, lazily written, too lazy to even watch the film.
P.S.: Please stop, PS. Doing this on a weekly basis is a life-sucking experience for me.
Why do you try to enter into unfamiliar genres, girl? Accept it. You have grown watching only rom-coms. Stick to it. Go watch Student Of The Year and keep dreaming about it. It's high-time Rediff hires someone who is an unbiased movie-buff. And please!!! No feminists!!!