I don't like to start a fight unless I finish it. Action legend Steven Seagal stars as Shane Daniels, an ex-Special Forces operative released from prison after serving six years hard time for a murder he didn't commit. Back on the street, he comes to the rescue of a beautiful young hostage stashed in a car trunk with millions in cash. Wielding a devastating combination of street fighting smarts and martial arts skills, he suddenly finds himself in a deadly showdown with international drug merchants and the local corrupt cops. As the only ones standing between him and his new found freedom, they're about to discover just how dangerous one man can be in this explosive, wall-to-wall thriller.
Lots of action. You get gunfights,hand to hand combat and even some real brutal scenes with him messing somebody up ugly. You get a number of hot chicks in it as well,some even got naked. A solid story line for an action film of this type. Seagal is convincing in this type of role. I was never a big fan of his,but I liked this film. Sometimes it's good to watch a basic action film with butt kicking and not much else. Like a guilty pleasure. The acting won't win any awards,but it wasn't bad for a lower budget film like this. I've seen many of these types of films with much worse acting than this. It's nice that he touched upon people getting put in jail on circumstantial evidence in our society
He may be good at action,but his acting could use some more effort. One scene has him being rode by a naked hot white chick and he sits there stone faced. I had a issue with the camera angles during the fights. It was jumping around at different angles so much I couldn't tell what was going on. I really wish some of these directors would stop trying to get fancy with this stuff. The story was decent,but I wish somebody would try and put a good story in an action film. I find myself not being as interested in films like this as I get older. You can have a good story and tons of action. I felt the island did it fairly well. I like seagal,but this super man things were he never gets hit much in his films is boring to me. Even BRUCE Lee took some lumps in his films. It's more interesting to see a guy have at least one match in the film who can give him some go. Some might have a problem with the level of violence in the film. He does get down and dirty in this film. Also there are brief scenes of nudity and some profanity in the film. Some parents may not want their teenagers watching this. I kind of hated that they didn't explore the subject of people getting forced into prison and the bad arrest that our criminal justice system makes. It would have made this picture much better to have focused on that a bit more. Also they could have developed the relationship with him and his wife a bit more. It would have helped me to feel his pain a bit more when he went to jail and lost every thing. Also why no scenes of him actually being in jail? Lets reinforce and show his suffering a bit more. Silly me though because that would have taken away from his time beating people up
A solid action film worth watching. It's not a great film,but you could do a lot worse. Sometimes it's nice sit around and watch a film like this that's not really about any thing,but people getting messed up ugly. The story line is almost non existent and the star is a one man killing machine. The film is a guilty pleasure. Not his best film,but it made me want to watch some of his other films.