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Reviews: Mercenary For Justice

KROM

Active Member
#1
Hello guys,

I'm Adrian from Romania, president of European Schwarzenegger Fan Club (http://www.globalarnold.com)

Last time when i made a post here was the first review for Submerged last year when it was in tvprimiere on the romanian tv station - PROTV.


Now, they did it again:
http://www.protv.ro/filme/dreptate-si-razbunare

Well we all were dissapointed about his movie career since 99's Exit Wounds.

First i've seen the trailer and it looks like his best movie in years, THE TRAILER WAS ON TV like a promo, now i've seen the movie and i have the same feeling.

THE REVIEW: :D

POSITIVE:
I'm happy to say that we're talking about his best made dtv. Why? Because the movie isn't looking low budget, the cinemtography, sound and editing is well well done.
It's something that Submerged failed to deliver.
The locations are great, far better than Asian and Bulgarian ones.

MIXED:
- Unfortunately i was bored because of the action, plot and about Steven's shape (man, looks fat in the suit) but it's still a good movie.
- I want to add that is the first movie with Seagal playing less minutes than usual, he is the main character but with a lot of characters around him.
- Another thing is that the movie feels the R rated, with some violence, and NO stunt man playing for Seagal, but less than 5 minutes fight scenes - aikido by hands.
- The genre of this movie it'snt clear to me..it's a mix between commando/action-thriller.
- Less entertaining than Into the sun and Belly of the beast, but better done than them.

The conclusions: A step forward, a sign that he should make movies with at least $20 Mil budget and he can make far better than this one if he'll stop making 5 movies per year...

That's all folks!
 
#7
That's interesting because this was one of two movies he was sued over for failing to show up, wasn't it ? Leaving early with filming incomplete, leaving the script in shambles & the producers drastically reducing the budget.

Maybe they were able to splice together lots of other good movies to make this one look good, like they attempted with the other one.

Or maybe it is better BECAUSE Seagal was no longer involved in it because of the suit, etc....
 

KROM

Active Member
#8
No, i think it was a problem with my english:
1. He's playing from the begining to the end, but the action is not focused on him exclusively.
2. About the suit, i wanted to say the he's dressed in costume, with tie and he still looks pretty fat!
 
#9
KROM said:
No, i think it was a problem with my english:
1. He's playing from the begining to the end, but the action is not focused on him exclusively.
2. About the suit, i wanted to say the he's dressed in costume, with tie and he still looks pretty fat!
what's the story of the movie? and could you name the 2 biggest action scenes?
 

KROM

Active Member
#11
The begining of the movie, i mean the beatle, it looks like black hawk down style with real (no cgi) tanks and strong machine guns and the end of the movie wish is kinda schwarzenegger style.
Another great thing is there's no stupid and cheap visual effects.


SweetChinMusic said:
what's the story of the movie? and could you name the 2 biggest action scenes?
 
#13
KROM said:
The begining of the movie, i mean the beatle, it looks like black hawk down style with real (no cgi) tanks and strong machine guns and the end of the movie wish is kinda schwarzenegger style.
Another great thing is there's no stupid and cheap visual effects.
That sounds absolutely brillant :)

Schwarzenegger Style :)
 

DiDa

Super Moderator
Staff member
#14
hofmae said:
That sounds absolutely brillant :)

Schwarzenegger Style :)
Indeed Hofmae...
I hope it's like the ending of the Schwarzenegger-movie "Commando"! Just awesome! Ha ha.....I'm so excited for this movie now! I want to see the trailer!
 

KROM

Active Member
#15
The end it's like Schwarzenegger's Eraser style;) And there's no voice dubs or any other mistakes from the past movies.
 

DiDa

Super Moderator
Staff member
#17
I'm sorry KROM, but I have to ask you again. I really would like to know if there's any voicedubbing in "Mercenary For Justice". Do you hear Seagal's own voice the entire movie?
By the way, thank you for all your answers this far!!