Infographic: The Raid 2 body count
James R | On 20, Aug 2014
What is the body count in The Raid 2? We went through Gareth Evans’ uber-violent sequel and attempted to keep track. The last time we did this, we ended up with a total of 121 bodies on the kill list.
The Raid 2 is much, much bigger, so it comes as no surprise that the death tally is much higher: 180, which means that 48 per cent more people killed compared to the original.
Where does The Raid 2 rank in the list of all-time top movie body counts? The Return of the King leads the chart om www.moviebodycounts.com with 836 bodies, ahead of such memorably violent flicks as Hard Boiled (307) and Starship Troopers (256). The Raid’s 121 ranks it as 44th, just ahead of Operation Delta Force and The Outlaw Josey Wales – and just behind From Dusk Till Dawn. The Raid 2’s 180, though, is just outside of the all-time top 20. It beats the 175 clocked up by Romero’s Dawn of the Dead, making The Raid 2 the 22nd most violent film of all time.
What is staggering, though, is the sheer variety of ways Evans and lead dispatcher Iko Uwais find to bump the bad guys off. If, in the original, there were around 9 or 10 methods of dispatch, here there are at least 19 ways in which people are killed – including (spoiler alert) a machete, a chair, a baseball bat, a broom and even a toilet.
If less is more, is more always better? That’s a matter best left for discussion in our review of The Raid 2, but if carnage and crunched bone is what you want from your action movies, this sequel certainly contains more. 48 per cent more, to be exact. Give or take a few bodies, that’s still an undeniably huge amount.
How many people were killed in The Raid 2? Here’s our best guess:
Disclaimer: This Raid 2 body count is unofficial. Given the blood splattering all over the place, it’s very easy to get distracted from keeping track of who kills whom. Any body that is seen to move or get back up again from the floor is not included in the count.
The Raid 2 is available to watch online on Amazon Prime Video as part of a Prime membership or a £5.99 monthly subscription.