OK so anyone who watches a post 1996 Steven Segal flick knows to expect plenty of bad acting, gratuitous fight scenes, a lot of whispering and obvious hair plugs. Well this movie didn't disappoint. It lived up to the Segal movie reputation and then some. It was thoroughly entertaining! The first 15 minutes of the movie were awesome! I mean jaw dropping! Um hello who is this Bren Foster fellow and why is not a leading man on the silver screen? He is crazy talented and handsome but ruggish and a much better actor than all 3 of the leads in this movie. The way he got his mark at that prison <more>
was so exciting. I've never seen a martial artist with moves like him.Ving Rhames was a joke. The one fight scene he was involved in had me laughing. He's built like a redwood stump but tried to throw a kick, yeah in your dreams buddy. Trejo did his thing too. All in all it was what I expected from a Segal flick and Bren Foster was the icing on the cake. He made the movie more delicious. The fight scene in the end was a little inconsistent. Bren Foster was able to clear a prison full of guards and convicts in the beginning by himself with no weapons, but had trouble with one thug in the end? They could have thought of a better way to inject suspense into the conclusion.
Don't go into this movie thinking seagull is the lead because he isn't the lead. Bren Foster is the king in this movie. If you go into this movie just expecting good action your going to love it. Seagal has some great fight scenes in it as well as pulls off being his character. I'm happy to see him doing something else rather than being a cop. I think the director did a good job pulling this one off. I cant wait to see the sequel they just got done making for the movie.This movie is way better than van Dames enemies closer and I'm pretty proud of this movie. Danny trejo is <more>
actually in the movie for longer than 5 minutes and he pulled his character off as well. Don't Go into the movie looking for a James bond movie just put it on and don't expect anything and you will enjoy it for what it is.
Above all! One of the best Seagal flicks of all time!! (by movies-92927)
What a pleasant surprise! Here we have the best names in the industry: Rhames, Trejo, Seagal. And upstart newcomer, Bren Foster, who gives us kicks and keeps on tickin'! Thank you producers, investors, and glorious directors for a wonderful addition to the pantheon of all- time-classic kick-ass film magic. Your work here is highly commended. Keep 'em comin'!
Seagal makes such a great bad guy (by becky878)
This movie rocks! The quality is way better than most of his films and it has some real star power. Steven isn't even the main good guy. He is a bad guy boss, and he is black Steven Seagal - one of my favorites. The newer the Seagal movie, the more he talks in a nearly offensive black person accent, or what he thinks black people sound like. I don't think he realizes how funny he is. I love Seagal for his comedy as much as his ass-kicking. Ving Rhames and Danny Trejo are great in this movie as well. The dialogue between Steven and Rhames during a few of their scenes is spectacular. I <more>
had to rewind a couple scenes because I couldn't understand the jive talk Steven was laying down to Iceman Ving Rhames . There is a part where someone gets stabbed and then a few scenes later is found bleeding out, and he is just talking normal and smiling with a knife sticking out of his heart. They even use scorpion stings to heal people with voodoo magic because that makes perfect sense. There are just so many amazing scenes that embody the Seagalisms I watch these movies for and it also has the fighting. So it is the best of both types of Steven movies, just without much fighting from Steven. Overall, the action and production quality is way above many Seagal films, and the supporting cast is really good surrounding Steven. You will love the one liners in this one. Very highly recommended!
Mr. Alexander Steven Seagal is an ex-government agent who learned "things" in the mountains of Thailand. He is now the crime boss over the city of Albuquerque. Iceman Ving Rhames has recently got out of prison and is challenging Alexander, who simply wants to be bought out honorably. In what passes for a Seagal subplot, Roman Hurst Bren Foster who works for Alexander, gets double crossed by Iceman and is forced to retire, losing the use of his hands- somewhat, but he can still slow motion kickbox. He now lives in a room off a diner owned by Alexander and run by Jimmy Peanuts <more>
Danny Trejo . The waitress Jenny Gabrielle becomes a focal point, because that is where the crime boss likes his girlfriend to work.The plot, like Seagal is straight forward. Trejo supplies us with a surprise, but the plot is not twisty. The tough guy dialog is cliche, using lines like, "You broke the code." Seagal is a bad guy who kills people, but commands with over doses of corny respect speeches. At one point Seagal sits down and describes his gun collection, giving us the advantage points of each piece, topping it off with "Isn't that amazing."I found this to be a better quality Seagal film, as he is not in every scene and shares with Rhames and Trejo.