Force of Execution was released here in Australia several weeks ago and shouldn't have bothered.
Every time I think a Seagal film can't get worse he proves me wrong.
His persona is getting progressively more bizarre with his jet black hair, bulbous nose, pnderous movements and friendship with Alexander Putin. (Is his character named after the gangster Putin?)
What is sad about this film is the character he plays is neither heroic nor likeable. He is simply an arrogant gangster looking for the way out.
His character waddles around, using his stunt double to do all the beating up.
The story, what there is of it, feels unsavoury and certainly unworthy of a Seagal who made Underseige. But, Underseige and Fire Down Below were a long time ago and represented a time when Seagal cared. All that is left now is Seagal;s vanity and cheap paydays from these direct to video films.
Seagal didn't look too 'doubled' to me. And to be fair, it's quite ironic that everyone bitches about Seagal playing the same heroic role over and over again. And when he tries something different, they moan about that as well?
And if Seagal is friends with Putin, then that's his business. You'd be surprised how much support Putin actually has (if you take off the westernised tinted sunglasses)
FORCE OF EXECUTION has it's faults, but Seagal has made much worse (more worthy of your scorn)
short question to you, even it is off-topic. I know that the relationship between Seagal and Putin is something "special." Putin is a judoka and this is probably the aspect why he and Seagal do know each other.
You mentioned that Putin has supportes - correct, but you should also mention that are also people who wish that Russia would change to country of beautiful traditional art and literature again.
It is so/ was so unfortunate that many Russian people want a political + military "strong" country, but no more personal liberty + rights for themselves. This sociological problem originates from the deep past.
Furthermore Seagal if he truly friends with Putin, he is an unique chance to talk with him. Maybe Seagal can apply to his character.
I watched a report of Putin and I must say, that Putin CAN be interpreted as a victim of the Sowjet-dominated-communism along with my other statement it sadly explains a lot why he acts as he acts.