If you enjoyed Timo Tjahjanto and Kimo Stamboel’s 2016 Indonesian action-thriller, Headshot, starring Iko Uwais from The Raid (not to be confused with Pen-Ek Ratanaruang’s existential action-thriller from 2011 also called Headshot) and you happen to be a fan of hard-boiled, hard-hitting, violent action films like The Raid, then you’ll probably want to check out the Netflix original flick, The Night Comes For Us, which is due out on October 19th.
Now I know, I know… Netflix is a bastion for the SJW agenda and the company has no qualms about putting it up front and center. That doesn’t mean that they don’t cater to straight males every once in a while with a cache of noteworthy action films to get the blood pumping and the testosterone flowing. The Night Comes For Us is one of those films; an unbridled pilgrimage into the underworld of violence and crime, where redemption comes at the price of spilled blood.
The movie follows The Raid alum, Joe Taslim, as he attempts to break away from a life of violence as an assassin. He does so by attempting to save a little girl, only for his former organization to send killers after him and the girl. This results in Iko Uwais being called in to finish the job, resulting in lots of people getting cut, slashed, hacked, shot, and dismembered.
You can check out the briskly paced trailer for the uncompromising action film below, courtesy of One Media.
I really have to say that the Thai and the Indonesians have really been upping their game over the last decade. Their films are really giving the old 1980s and 1990s HKIII-rated Hong Kong action flicks a run for their money.
The trailer doesn’t give anything away, but it does setup a lot of really hardcore looking scenarios where Toe and Iko have to throwdown with fists, weapons, and guns.
Count me in.
While Iko Uwais has been given the short end of the stick in Western movies, he seems to be doing quite all-right as a legitimate badass in Eastern flicks. Joe Taslim has also been given the cold shoulder by the old coat chicken farmers of Hollywood. His only notable credits were in Fast & Furious 6, and also having a bit part in Star Trek: Beyond.
Anyway, if you enjoy films like The Raid, you don’t have to wait long to check out The Night Comes For Us, as it’ll be streaming on Netflix starting October 19th.