Awful? Steven Seagal?! Direct to DVD?! No that isn't extra redundancy. I DO like some of Steven Seagal's movies but some are terrible and his direct to DVD offerings do leave something to be desired. They weren't bad for a weekend rental but they all have a few things in common, heavy editing around our heavy hero, ridiculous fight physics and just plain bad story telling. I've seen these four, and I'm sure I'll get around to seeing a couple more of them.
Steven is a retired super spy who's daughter has been kidnapped by Thailand terrorists. Paced better with more action then others on this list but not without it's logic flaws and meandering story with no surprises. Seeing Seagal use his killer akido to fling people across markets and through car doors has to be seen to be belived.
Seagal plays an expert on Japanese gangsters who with the worst partner in movie history must find the relation between Chinese Triads and Japan's Underworld. Might have been better then Belly of the Beast if not for more action scenes and a better understanding of whats going on.
Seagal is barely in the first 40 minutes and his COSTAR gets the good action scenes and we have some sketchy goings on of why there are vampires and the governments involvement. Seagal in his tummy concealing longcoat and katana with a female catsuit clad sidekick is ripping off at BEST Blade and Underworld but thank the Holy Mother of God they aren't ripping off Twilight and reminding me that vampires once were cool.
This actually starts out really good as a bit of a political thriller with stolen ingredients for making nukes but it turns into crap halfway through with some of the worst fight believability and some really dodgy special effects at the climax.
Born in Wausau Wisconsin. Move at an early age to Ventura California and lived for 8 years. Growing up in a big city landscape didn't prepare me for my next move: Archbold Ohio with a population of … more