Straightway, let’s make it clear here that Netflix’s “The Night Comes for Us” is the bloodiest fight movie we have seen lately. Well, while this is an amazing movie, we can only recommend this to those of us who are into this genre and have stomach to watch such ultra-bloodshed action fest. The film has excessive scenes of blood-soaked violence.
Nevertheless, the movie now streaming on Netflix is insanely bloody and gory. The fight scenes are well-choreographed and too lengthy to even allow you to move away for a minute. While the story is simple, the film with its action and overall treatment stands out as one of those unbelievably original and brutal films of the last decade.
Typically, we see these kinds of blood and gore in horror movies while most of the action films are centered around props or animated graphics. Directed by Timo Tjahjanto, “The Night Comes for Us” offers you everything and more in this Indonesian Triad crime story.
We are overwhelmed with the amount of most inventive action sequences, very neatly executed by not just one but many actors, including Joe Taslim, Iko Uwais, Julie Estelle, Sunny Pang, Shareefa Daanish and Zack Lee. They all are amazing in a series of mind-bogglingly action scenes. The film could have been a little shorter in length, but we never know with those classy cinematic moments.
In the recent past, the success of films like “John Wick” (starring Keanu Reeves) and Gareth Evans’ “The Raid” and “The Raid 2” has made it clear that well-choregraphed actions films have a greater chance of success than those many with computer-generated graphics we mostly watch in recent days.
Even though some action-oriented films will look more like video games, a little careful coordination and invention would certainly push the boundaries of realism. While writer-director Timo Tjahjanto is known for films like V/H/S/2, Killers, and Macabre, this one seems a notch above the rest and would possibly encourage makers to come up with similar fight films.