Reviews: Mercenary For Justice

Kotegashi

Master Of Disaster
Staff member
Finally I've finished editing the trailer.

I've asked craig to upload it, so hopefully it will be running in the next day or two.

Peace and hope you will enjoy it.
 

suziwong

Administrator
Staff member
Kotegashi said:
Finally I've finished editing the trailer.

I've asked craig to upload it, so hopefully it will be running in the next day or two.

Peace and hope you will enjoy it.


THAAANNNNNNNNNNNNNNNKKKKKKKKKK YOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU !!!!!

:) :) :) :) :) :) :)
 

Kotegashi

Master Of Disaster
Staff member
DiDa said:
Please give me the trailer.........;)

Sorry you've gotta wait until our main man Craig returns. The trailer is waiting to be uploaded, but no Craig no upload.

Let's be a bit patience, maybe Craig will return this weekend.

Peace
 

latinojazz

New Member
I will post an extended review as soon as posible.I only want to say that I´ve seen the California copy and it´s a really good Seagal movie comparing with his others DTV.Enough fights, good locations, different from other movies and good screen presence, a bit fat, but cool.

This is not the typical comment:¨His best movie since Exit Wounds¨....bla,bla,bla,IT IS REALLY HIS BEST MOVIE SINC EXIT WOUNDS!!!!!!

Black Dawn is another crap only for fans, but Mercenary For Justice is a good film to enjoy everyone.

I´m very happy.Steven can film Under Siege 3 with this attitude

Love everyone, see you soon
 

SimonLustenberger

Well-Known Member
Thank you so so so so so so so much Kotegashi!!!!!!! The Trailer looks f"§$%ing great! Seagal doing his own fighting. I`m speachless! The fights are freaking awesome!
 

suziwong

Administrator
Staff member
Really Excellent many thanks my dear friend...

Steven is very well and he is doing good job..

I am sure I like this..

suzi
 

hofmae

New Member
First Words:
Ok, so first, it is not as good as i expected, but its not the worst dtv he made.

Story:
This time the story isn't that weird than in the other movies, but still some kind of weird and strange... Actually i think they just can't make a straight story where everyone can follow easily. But its ok.

2/5

Action:
The Action is made very well. The first 15 minutes are full of shootouts and war-action. All this action-scenes are made very well. Unfortunately, theres not much Seagal in this scenes only all 20-30 seconds we see him with sunglasses shooting around. But after that, there are some really good action-scenes, i think the amount of action is ok, because of the big action-scene at the beginning.

4/5

Fights:
Yes there are some fights with seagal. Not that much (you see about 90% of them in Kotegashi's Trailer). The fights are made like in the last movies short, but this time without any stunt-doubles. One fight is cool. In a toilet, Steven start to punch and kick a guy and throw him into the toilets and so on, really a cool scene. Overall, there are enough fight-scenes to keep someone watchin, but it would'nt be bad, if there were more...

3/5

Dubbing:
Actually i didn't heard any voice dubbing...

5/5

Stunt Doubles:
I never saw a stunt double, so, everything is made very well.

5/5

Acting:
Steven's acting was ok. Was not especially good, but it was ok. But i liked his acting more in Today you die.

2/5

Humor:
There isn't much humor. Only 2-3 cool one-liners from Seagal.

2/5

Special Effects:
The Effects made well. Cool explosions, cool shootouts. This things looked really expensive, and all effects are made cool and good.

4/5

Cinematography:
Was ok... Cool camera angles and so on, only the story is kind of crappy and weird, like always in the last few dtv's.

3/5

Music:
Actually i didn't like the music. The music was a lot better in Today you die, Black Dawn and Submerged. But overall it was "OK". Nothing special at all.

2/5

Overall Rating:
So we have here a new dtv from Seagal. Overall i expected more, but it was ok. The amount of action was cool, and that Steven do his own fights was really cool too. There was no voice dubbing and no crappy effects. But the story was kind of weird, and theres no "flow" in the story... And there are the things i mentioned above. Overall i can say it was entertaining, and it wasn't half as bad as some expected after the problems on the set. For me its better than Black Dawn and a little better than Today you die.

Ill give it 3/5.
 

Littledragon

Above The Law
hofmae said:
First Words:
Ok, so first, it is not as good as i expected, but its not the worst dtv he made.

Story:
This time the story isn't that weird than in the other movies, but still some kind of weird and strange... Actually i think they just can't make a straight story where everyone can follow easily. But its ok.

2/5

Action:
The Action is made very well. The first 15 minutes are full of shootouts and war-action. All this action-scenes are made very well. Unfortunately, theres not much Seagal in this scenes only all 20-30 seconds we see him with sunglasses shooting around. But after that, there are some really good action-scenes, i think the amount of action is ok, because of the big action-scene at the beginning.

4/5

Fights:
Yes there are some fights with seagal. Not that much (you see about 90% of them in Kotegashi's Trailer). The fights are made like in the last movies short, but this time without any stunt-doubles. One fight is cool. In a toilet, Steven start to punch and kick a guy and throw him into the toilets and so on, really a cool scene. Overall, there are enough fight-scenes to keep someone watchin, but it would'nt be bad, if there were more...

3/5

Dubbing:
Actually i didn't heard any voice dubbing...

5/5

Stunt Doubles:
I never saw a stunt double, so, everything is made very well.

5/5

Acting:
Steven's acting was ok. Was not especially good, but it was ok. But i liked his acting more in Today you die.

2/5

Humor:
There isn't much humor. Only 2-3 cool one-liners from Seagal.

2/5

Special Effects:
The Effects made well. Cool explosions, cool shootouts. This things looked really expensive, and all effects are made cool and good.

4/5

Cinematography:
Was ok... Cool camera angles and so on, only the story is kind of crappy and weird, like always in the last few dtv's.

3/5

Music:
Actually i didn't like the music. The music was a lot better in Today you die, Black Dawn and Submerged. But overall it was "OK". Nothing special at all.

2/5

Overall Rating:
So we have here a new dtv from Seagal. Overall i expected more, but it was ok. The amount of action was cool, and that Steven do his own fights was really cool too. There was no voice dubbing and no crappy effects. But the story was kind of weird, and theres no "flow" in the story... And there are the things i mentioned above. Overall i can say it was entertaining, and it wasn't half as bad as some expected after the problems on the set. For me its better than Black Dawn and a little better than Today you die.

Ill give it 3/5.


Thanks for your review hofmae, I don't know how you guys manage to get your hands on early copies but oh well. :D I am fairly excited about this movie and I expect it to be better then Submerged, Black Dawn, and Today You Die.
 

DiDa

Super Moderator
Staff member
Thanks for the review Hofmae. You said:

"The amount of action was cool, and that Steven do his own fights was really cool too. There was no voice dubbing and no crappy effects."

That's enough isn't it?:D
 

hofmae

New Member
DiDa said:
Thanks for the review Hofmae. You said:

"The amount of action was cool, and that Steven do his own fights was really cool too. There was no voice dubbing and no crappy effects."

That's enough isn't it?:D

Yeah its not bad... But there could be more action and more, better fights. But overall: its ok :)
 

Martin88

New Member
Hello,

First i have to say that i don't speak English very good. (I'm Swiss)

I have a question for this film, Mercenary:

In "Today you die", (the same Director) the producers had stolen a lot of actionscences of other actionmovies. Not only the ideas, exactly these scenes! (for example from "Undisputed" with Wesley Snipes - Scences of the prison).
My question: Does someone know that the producers again stolen scences from other films for this movie? I hope not.

Thanks,

Martin
 

seagalfan128

New Member
Just Saw Merecenary For Justice - Review

Well I just finished watching Steven Seagal's new film, Mercenary For Justice. Going in I was anticipating this movie more than any other Seagal DTV film. From some reviews and a few previews, the action looked pretty good. Well being a big film fan I wasn't expecting anything out of this...So I put myself in a Seagal action/adventure type mood and knew I wasn't going to see a masterpiece.

After watching the movie my final opinion is that is was below average and way over rated by the critics who said good things. It's really nothing special.

DIRECTING:
Don E. Lefauntle-talentless is wow, well he's just plain old bad. He puts no effort into his films and it always seems like he cuts corners...Or maybe because Seagal took off during shooting...But I've seen a Don E. film before and I was not impressed at all.

EDITING:
Wow. This was probably the worst editing job ever! There's a seen where the secondary character (the girl) is talking to a henchmen who is reminding her that they want to capture Seagal. Right before he finishes talking to her they cut to a farther shot and the man is already half way off frame on his motorcycle. Another example is when a man follows Seagal into the bathroom, literally he walks in right after Seagal. The next shot is the man looking for Seagal who's hiding in a bathroom stall. There's contunity errors everywhere.

The sound effects suck...Nuff said.

The cut jobs are terrible...Dialogue is cut too fast, almost like a fast paced action scene.

It's obvious the editing hardware was pure crapola.

ACTION:
Eh, I was expecting more. Seagal has an okay fight in the bathroom. Which is probably my favorite part of the film. Nothing special though. And the end scenes and short fights are pretty fun too.

The "war" scene is a complete waste of time. It's like 8 minutes of pointless shooting. Honestly, Don E. put no artistic imput in this scene AT ALL. It's just non-stop shooting. People hiding behind walls holding their guns out and firing away. Don E...next time put some artistic shots and movements in these scenes...Or make it look like you tried at least.

ACTING:
Well, we all know Seagal can't act for his life...But damn, Seagal is Marlon Brando compared to these secondary rejects. The villain was okay, he was probably the best performance of the film...Being a sub-par one anyway.

PLOT:
Stupid, typical, common, we've seen in a billion times.

CINEMATOGRAPHY:
The cinematography was nicely done. Who ever the D.O.P was did a good job in my opinion. Having a small budget, the cinematography wasn't bad at all.

The movie had it's ups and downs...Mostly downs. But it did have it's moments. You guys will probably enjoy it since you guys aren't big film fans and are just looking for some entertaining fun stuff.

RATING:
As a film critic or an "IMDb" rating I give it a 4/10.

As a critic judging for Seagal standards, I'd give it a 6/10.
 

take-sensei

Die Hard Seagal fan!
I have the DVDRip of Mercenary For Justice, (which I had make screenshots of and posted on the forum).

But I would like to make a sample of the DVDRip for the people who would like to see a sort of trailer.

But do anybody know, how I must make a sample of the DVDRip??? (the DVDRip is an .avi file, and is 699 MB in size).

Greets take-sensei
 
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