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Good for Dolph Lundgren Fans
on May 23, 2013
The story is okay, but the film shows its low budget in a number of places. Oddly enough, one of those is the fight scenes. It suffers from the problem Jackie Chan say he tries to avoid: I call it the one-at-a-time-fight. It's hard enough to choreograph a fight between 2 people, but when you have a dozen bad guys or more and one good guy, the action often deteriorates into a bunch of guys waiting in line to attack the star. Looks pretty lame most of the time.
Also, in one scene, the bad guys show up in 2 or 3 cars, then turn into at least 2 or 3 dozen fighters (with unlimited ammo). Again, kinda lame.
Fortunately, I like Dolph. Not so much as a star, but as a supporting guy as in The Expendables. Geoge Segal does a good job as do some of the other supporting cast members, though everybody with major injuries heal almost completly in time for their next shot. The "supercars" are quite clearly replicas, and not particularly good ones. The chase scenes are pretty good as would be expected of the Armstrongs. The script kinda is what it is; quickly written for maximum action.
All in all, it's a pretty predictable movie. You're not going to say, "Wow, I didn't see that coming!" If you like Dolph, like lots of semi-fake gunplay and fights and like chases, you'll be pretty happy, but don't go in expecting to see The Expendables, Rambo, etc. That's not what this is.