Occasionly, Jackie Chan or Tony Jaa may employ this 'repeated' camera angle stuff, but it's usually to highlight an extremely choreographed fight move or stunt. Was that suppose to be a southern drawl? And believe me, this movie felt padded. This was some throwback to the days of film-making in the 80's. The thirteenth entry in Steven Seagal's direct-to-video canon elaborates on his snuff-wish in ways only an incompetent filmmaker can, but the noteworthy frenetic execution propels it to cult status. Does he honestly expect people to like this movie? You'll see a fight scene about to start the real Segal, the camera then cuts to the back of the Segal double, his hair looks nothing like the real Segal!!! Farewell to our friends who have left.
All of the characters were unbelievable and horrible actors. It was so bad Progressive Insurance commercials refuse to be shown on the same screen. Well first let me get started on the storyline I found it to be pretty good but for the most part I found it to be a little uneven and at some points found it hard to understand what was going on. To make a long review short, this movie is not worth the 96 minutes it took to watch it. Some time ago he adopted a very low southern drawl accent which to say the least is very annoying. He wasn't the only problem.
Well after reading all the reviews on here, I went out and rented it expecting a good laugh and a horrid film, and to my surprise I ended up finding it pretty entertaining. But as long as they don't start interfering and chopping up their filmed product, it won't need to be great to be better than this movie. I had a very hard time following the story and the fight scenes were far less entertaining than I am used to from a Segal flick. The action and fight sequences are well done but I found that they ran a bit to long and that they should cut some of it out, they also do this thing where they replay a certain part of it five times over again and it gets really annoying and they should not have done that at all. Now that it seems Seagal is regaining his passion for acting again, he needs to associate with better film-makers in the future.
. To me it seems that Seagal was not trying to make a martial arts movie at all. Or should I say, his frequently obvious stunt double beating up people. I will say this, I am very upset he would make such a poor film after making 2 very good films: Pistol Whipped, and Urban Justice. With that said, I must say there's one true saving grace to this movie, a really unexpected one to boot: Steven Seagal's constant and incredibly determined attempts to be a black man. I have no idea where this comes from all of a sudden, I don't know what the idea behind it is, I just know it's incredibly hilarious.
In this latest direct to video outing for Seagal we are treated with horribly choreographed fight scenes with 90% of the action shot with the back of Seagal to the camera so as to hopefully fool us into thinking the hundred pound lighter stunt man is actually Seagal , and gun fights that are beyond belief as Seagal is apparently carrying a. Although the movie is U. The special effects are well done they look pretty realistic some you can tell are fake but not much of them. The gun fights are just as bad and you start to wonder how Seagals character ever made it into the police force, because he can't hit anything at all. .
By the way Black Dawn, Shadow Man, and Flight of Fury were all way worse in my opinion. It's comical to see the ill-fitting wig on the back of the stuntman. And what's with the film's fascination with torture, sadism, close-ups of corpses. He actually puts in a good performance once you get over the 'southern' drawl and looks in good allbeit heavy shape. I mean, how much of a beating can a person take before they are knocked unconscious? It's badly acted no surprises there , joylessly directed, very poorly written by Seagal himself, of all people and apparently edited by a rabid Stevie Wonder. Every cinematic tool is abused, mysteries put aside to indulge in bar fights that reach an unthinkable climax of choreographed silliness, with editing that serves the absurd and experimentalism.
I have to give Steven Seagal the credit he deserves, he is an excellent Aikido master, and I am always keen to watch his films, not least because I also train in Aikido, His early films were a breath of fresh air, however of late the films he has made have had bad story line and limited action. The final fight against the serial killer is all Seagal and it shows it's quick, brutal and efficient. If you want a accurate account of the flaws of this movie just read lee nicholson dolemite72 review it really sums it all up It's a pity really as the film with better editing could have been quite decent the fights scenes in this movie are rubbish choppy and use a really unconvincing stunt double apart from the last fight which is all seagal and boy does the difference in quality prove it the earlier scenes seemed to have been put together by a five year old with a inserted image of a mean seagal intertwined with poor fighting from a stunt double just watching the last fight scene with seagal doing most of the fighting shows what could have been if he did the earlier stuff as for the character seagal plays they seem to over exaggerate the violence him been a cop and all the arrest of the serial killer is a prime example of this as he virtually breaks all his ribs with 2 cops watching then taking him away with no complaint of police brutality I know seagal is a maverick cop but that was just plain verging of stupidity if seagal had did more of the fighting apart from just the last one this would have been a half decent movie but he didn't and this isn't I have to give Steven Seagal the credit he deserves, he is an excellent Aikido master, and I am always keen to watch his films, not least because I also train in Aikido, His early films were a breath of fresh air, however of late the films he has made have had bad story line and limited action. That urge is what makes Kill Switch his greatest film to date, that viewers affectionate of irony must absolutely see and see to believe. This is all the more annoying, because Seagal's actual fighting is better than his stunt doubles. We salute everyone that contributes to the scene! As for the movie, easily the worst movie ever made. When I saw that there was a new film with him, I thought it would be pretty good.
Segal batters his two friends, camera goes back to original who is now on the floor semi conscious???? The way this movie i cut in its action scenes is very annoying, every punch is seen 2-4 times and every so often you get a close-up at Seagal looking grim. Pretty much everything you can do wrong with fight scenes is captured within this movie: nonsensical jump cuts, wobbly choreographies if any , painfully obvious stunt doubles, horrendous framing, just name anything and they've screwed it up. I found myself wondering how he ever made any good movies. Unfortunately Seagals action films are being surpassed, by the truly excellent Bourne Identity trilogy, The superb Forbidden kingdom and recently Liam Neesom in the also excellent Taken. Maybe some need to watch it again knowing what to expect this time haha.
It's a horrid, horrid film. And let's not even mention the completely nonsensical ending. The fights are mostly Seagal holding a guy and punching him in the face repeatedly. Mr Seagal, go back to what you do best. If he still wants to act, maybe he should try a different type of role. The flashback to Seagal as a child witnessing his brothers murder serve little purpose to the storyline, but i guess they help pad out a few minutes of screen time.