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Movies End Of A Gun - Steven Seagal, Jade Ewen (completed)

lee nicholson

Well-Known Member
Just finished watching it, and I thought it was a pretty solid movie.
Seagal was quite good (if a little too quiet) in his role. He seemed to be finally 'in' on the joke, that he always plays the strong, silent, badass in every movie.....so it lent a 'knowingness' to his performance (which, at this stage in the game, is pure charicature and little else)

One of my previous gripes is that Seagal needs to come away from the comfort-zone of Keoni Waxman. I'm pleased to report that END OF A GUN represents the next-best thing (in terms of directorial shift) in that Waxman has done a few new things with this movie. the camera work (even in the fight scenes) isn't as erratic as usual. there's also some interesting techniques employed in this movie (split screen, flash-forwards, etc)

There's no huge set-pieces, but the movie has about 3 fight scenes (nothing amazing) but other than doubles to beef up the scene itself, it seems to be Seagal doing the punching, throwing, kicking and stabbing. His dialogue is very profane in this movie (every other word out of his mouth is either an "F" or an "MF" word) and I semi-cringed when he told the female lead (allbeit jokingly) that she now (quote) "Owed him some good p**sy" :)

The cinematography was crisp, the French scenery looked pretty and the movie rattled along at a good pace (in it's 86 minute running time) with little filler and competent performances all round.

END OF A GUN is the sort of movie I'd like to see Seagal wind down his career with. It'd be great to see him in some huge blockbuster (but I think that ship has sunk now) but as long as he put's out well made 'little' genre movies like this one, I'll continue to watch them.

NOTE: I remember when this film was announced , that Danny Trejo was attached to the cast. I'm not entirely sure what happened with his role. But the main crime lord in this movie (who's face is never shown) looked a lot like Trejo's stand-in. But the role was that short, that it was more than obvious that Waxman had used the stand-in footage and kept the character, regardless?

I'd be happy to answer any questions, regarding this movie
 
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J.Lucas

Active Member
"...There are a few scenes that come off as comical and I’m sure
they weren’t intended to be..."
---
"... I can't tell you how many lines of dialogue start off with him saying
“Ay yo bruthah” or “Hey, Jack,” and every time it feels like an aging man
trying to be hip. It honestly gets so bad that I expected him to walk into
a room and tell a waaazup joke..."
---
"...I’m a glutton for punishment. I know that watching a Steven Seagal movie
is about the cinematic equivalent of eating 3 day old Chinese food that’s
been left sitting out. You know there’s absolutely nothing of value in there
and it’s most likely going to make you sick finishing it, but for some
reason you’re compelled to shovel it down...."
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Thought you were trying to promote Seagal...why would you post these reviews?
 

DiDa

Well-Known Member
Staff member
"...There are a few scenes that come off as comical and I’m sure
they weren’t intended to be..."
---
"... I can't tell you how many lines of dialogue start off with him saying
“Ay yo bruthah” or “Hey, Jack,” and every time it feels like an aging man
trying to be hip. It honestly gets so bad that I expected him to walk into
a room and tell a waaazup joke..."
---
"...I’m a glutton for punishment. I know that watching a Steven Seagal movie
is about the cinematic equivalent of eating 3 day old Chinese food that’s
been left sitting out. You know there’s absolutely nothing of value in there
and it’s most likely going to make you sick finishing it, but for some
reason you’re compelled to shovel it down...."
----
Thought you were trying to promote Seagal...why would you post these reviews?
Because this is a forum, and I am not only posting good reviews. I want to gather all the reviews, because we are providing people with info about this movie. We have to be transparant.
 

DiDa

Well-Known Member
Staff member
Florin Piersic was a great bad guy. He steals the show. This movie just needed more energy and more action. It's just too slow.