Force of Execution


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.

It is sad.

Thats your oppinion ....i think it was an good movie and happy that an aussie was in it Bren Foster can certainly kick ass hopefully he may be in other movies with Steven ...looking forward to his latest one and what ever he has planned in the future and kindly speak about the man with some respect ok if the movies and the man hims elf disappoint you dont watch them simple .... iam sure he will get over fans whom always bitch about him..

lee nicholson

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@ Lee

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.

I think Putin represents the old-school 'hard-line' leader, that has reinforced a sense of national pride back to the country. Putin has brought about a lot of positive changes (wages, taxes, economic growth and foreign investments) that the older generations admire. Of course, he's not popular with younger radicals (then again, name any president that is?) I'm no expert, but there's no denying that the guy means what he says, and says what he means.

Seagal has hinted that he has had talks with Putin (as some kind of 'Ambassador of Détente') which I take with a pinch of salt. Nevertheless, Seagal (it seems) admires the guy (possibly, as you say for the M.A. aspect initially) But I've read that Seagal was rumoured to be applying for Russian citizenship? Of course, cynics have said Seagals actions may be for 'Tax Purposes' only (like Gerard Depardieu, before him)