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General Commander - reviews

#24
Just watched the movie last night and thought it was okay but it could have been a little better. There are definitely positives in this movie, first off this movie has fantastic production values. The locations are great, the direction is slick, and it feels like it could be on the big screen visually. The problem is the movie just doesn't flow well. After the first shootout Seagal and his team spend way too long mourning the death of one of there teammates that we barely even know or care about. Also his team does a little too much in the action department, I wanted Seagal to kill more baddies. I liked his fight in the parking garage it was quick but brutal and Seagal did most of the fight. This film uses a lot of practical blood squibs and stab wounds that look really good, there is a few uses of cgi but its kept to a minimum and not to distracting. The finale was fun but the end fight was way too short. I know this was originally a pilot for a tv show but true justice had longer fights so I think that was a missed opportunity. Seagal gives a fine performance and I hope that he finally starts putting more effort in his future projects. Overall this is an okay watch but it would have been much better if Seagal had a bigger body count and the pacing was tighter.