Remember......this "team thing" will also be back in General Commander! Steven has a lot of control over his movies. He wants to put in all the things that he likes (blues, martial arts, honor), also when director and producers say he shouldn't. Sometimes Steven is his own enemy. He should listen more to the people who have the experience and talent to make a movie.
The "team thing" back again for General Commander?! Nooooo!! Please say it isn't so?! . But I definitely agree 110% with your points.
There's surely only so many movies one can make that basically includes the tried and tested same old, same old? At least try and mix it up a little, right? You'd think that Seagal himself would be getting bored with the same ol' thing, never mind his fans! But - get this - just imagine if he has the audacity to include yet more blues songs in his next film! I wouldn't put it past him!
Steven is obviously talented in so many ways, but he also, as you quite rightly say, lets himself down in so many ways too (some of which you've raised above in your post). But come to think of it, that's actually good in some ways as it just goes to show that he has flaws and that he is indeed human like the rest of us! LMAO!
I've said this before. What could work is a movie like Walking Tall, where Steven is playing an old Sheriff. It should be taking place in New Orleans or Nashville (or something like that). He gets in trouble with some new criminal locals (like Fire Down Below) and is trying to protect his family. Then he can also use his blues music and it would be a role that fits his age.
Yet the reviewer still only gives the film two ** out of ***** ?? Seagal can't win for losing sometimes it seems.
Finally watched Attrition last night!
Surprisingly, it was on TV (on one of the regular channels). As I wrote before, Italian television seems to be really over Seagal: I have no idea why, as he is not very popular here any more (compared to Eastern Europan countries, for example). Next week we're having Contract to Kill and then Sniper Special Ops. Whoo-hoo!
The movie was dubbed in Italian (as all movies are over here), but the Thai bits were dubbed as well (which I didn't like), so there were no subtitles at all.
As for the movie itself, it's sad to say I found it greatly disappointing. Story didn't make much sense, action was lackluster, characters were unmemorable, and CGI looked straight out of a videogame. That said, Seagal looked a bit more in shape here than in his previous efforts. Unfortunately, that's the only positive thing I can think of about the movie.
No release in Holland indeed... But I downloaded the movie, and put dutch subtitles in it. Even the chinese (or what language it is) has subtitles. Gives it another dimension, the movie is really great!