2014 Chase of the Year Winner

The Raid 2


This ultimately came down to the chases in The Raid 2 and Nightcrawler.  It was an interesting comparison, a real battle of fantastical action vs. gritty realism, elaborate stunt work vs. clever camerawork, and gratuitous violence vs. narrative climax.  I was inclined to give it to Nightcrawler if only to spread the wealth, but after re-watching the chase in The Raid 2 I realized it simply couldn’t be denied.  The sheer number of amazing stunts in this scene combined with the ingenuity and skill with which it is shot really make it something special.

Next Award: Best Set-Piece

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