Above The Law
hofmae said:Ok first, i enjoyed some of the new DTV Releases so im not one that always makes "hard reviews" but i didn't like Submerged. So what i can say first, it is a sequel to the Foreigner, there is a short flashback with a scene from The Foreigner. But its a new story, and overall its good.
First it is not a typical Steven Seagal-Movie Story, and it isn't a typical Steven Seagal Movie. Its alla bout a nuke, and its more kind of a Thriller than an Action Movie.
Also im happy that the story is getting clearly after about 30 minutes, Today you die was to weird for me
The Action is made from "medium" to "good". There is a good car chase and some OK shooutouts, nothing spectacular, but ok. Unfortunately there are no fight scenes. (Ok there are 4 scenes where he punch's or kicks someone, but thats no as much i wanted, so even Out of Reach has more fightscenes.)
The actors were all really good, i was impressend. Steven Seagal acts really good and he is a lot in this movie, unfortunately he's not fighting but he's a lot there.
So here is what made me so impressed. This movie is really suspensefull. Normaly if i don't see Steven fighting at least 5 Minutes im not happy, im angry. But this movie keeps me entertained for the whole 90 minutes, because it has really a lot of suspense, you really doesn't know exactly what happens now, so because of that, this movie is really watchable.
Good Music. Can be from a A Movie.
Ok, nothing to say about, Helicopter in the air, bad - > Explosion at the End OK. Nothing special.
Overall i enjoyed this movie as a good directed thriller with a lot of suspense and a good Seagal. Unfortunately there aren't any real fightscenes and there is'nt much "Steven Seagal Action". Hope that he kicks more asses in Mercenary!
But overall i enjoyed this movie as a suspensefull thriller.
I'll give it 3 of 5 Stars.
Hey hofmae! Thanks for submitting your reveiw hofmae! From what you wrote it sounds like a little more then what we got in terms of a story line and plot wise from his DTV release movies so far so that is good news. I like it to be suspensefull so it draws the watcher to the film. Too bad about those short fight scenes again, the whole point of a Seagal film is to watch this talented 7th Dan Aikido Master at work. Was there any obvious stunt doubles or voice overs? I hope not.
Anyway I am actually a little excited about the film, sounds good but not great nor special. I will wait to get this one. Thanks.