seagalfan128 said:As you may have read, one of Seagal's upcoming projects will be released in theaters. So, all I have to say is, if his theatrical release is anything like Shadow Man, his career is over.
Shadow Man was another let down. This one didn't have as much hype as Black Dawn or Today You Die, and my expectations were at an all time low. But, that doesn't excuse this movie from being horrible.
The editing on this film was terrible. Pure amature editing. The gun shot sound effects didn't even sinc in with the actual shooting half the time. This film was poorly cut and the special effects weren't special at all.
The film quality on this was pretty good, and I enjoyed looking at a lot of the settings. Michael Keusch did a pretty decent job at keeping some of the shots interesting while the movie was continuously boring.
The plot was awful. Just like all Seagal's DTV movies, this plot is complicated and, in the end, very very stupid, as well as dragging.
The action was good and there was a lot of it. I did enjoy watching Steven return to his signature "beating up 4 people at the same time" scenes. I'd say from start to finish there was at least 5 quality fight scenes with a lot of aikido. This was a HUGE plus. There was a lot of gun fighting as well but the gun fights were pure mediocrity and worth as much as the word "decent" is in today's society. The car chases are crap and again, poorly edited. But then again, the cinematography was so outdated for a car chase it's rediculous.
Overall this was probably the WORST screenplay ever written by man. The dialogue is so cliche and horrible. So is the dubbing. The plot sucks, the acting is sub par. But at least Steven does his own stunts, which is pathetic that I even have to get excited about it.
*There are numerous scenes where Seagal fights multiple people and with the use of aikido...So I guess that's enough to sell you guys.
Feel free to ask me questions.
Kcs said:I don't quite understand why you think that if you don't like a plot and an editing technique then it is "crap", "sub par", and "outdated".
charles said:Hey all, I've read several times in this forum that at the beginning of Shadow Man when Seagal is teaching aikido to students, that he is doubled. He actually isn't. His face is in shadow most of the time, but if you zoom in on it you can clearly see that it is Seagal's face and not a stuntman's.
lee nicholson said:Sorry to disagree, but there's no way that's SEAGAL. Unless of course, he lost weight just for THAT sequence. You can tell it's been added on, it doesn't even fit in with the scene (why would he start fighting all his students?)
Believe me, after he hits the guy into the wall, in comes all the badly shot stuff, with the head out of frame....meaning it's not SEAGAL.
suziwong said:oh one more thing I didn't understand when Steven changed his costumes and he weared long trenchcoat and red shirt.. Where did he find these ? Really I missed here.. Because his baggage exploded in airport and his little bag was together his daughter !!! : Can you explain ??