supertom said:The film was pretty bad really, but the film overall had better action than his other DTV movies (BOTB and ITS aside). Everyone knows about the problems of MFJ and TDY in filming and clearly it shows on screen. The script was awful, and most of the acting was sub standard too, but pushing aside the plot and the acting, which aren't always the pre-requisite in these DTV films, the action wasn't bad. Seagal unleashed some classic moves although they weren't that well filmed or edited, lacking the slickness and simplisticness of Out For Justice and Glimmer Man for example. The editing wasn't very good here, needed tightening. I'm being quite harsh but I'm rating this in filmic terms, not just in DTV standards. Once again though there are too many uninteresting action scenes without Seagal in them. He;s once again only in 60% of the movie and not at all interested by the look of it. That's the shame of it though cause when Seagal was called upon to kick ass he did it well, good to see some classic aikido moves, even if the filming of them and editing could have been better.
What I will say though is that in this years DTV films this film isn't as good as Van Damme's Second In Command, which wasn't great itself, but it's better than The Cutter and also The Detonator with Wesley Snipes. I do think that we should be expecting far better from big papa and I hope he never works with those producers or that director again. I'm expecting far more from Shadow Man which I have good feelings about. I can definitely see why some people enjoyed MFJ though, considering Seagal was more involved.
marky96 said:Just a shame that Shadow Man (2006) is the first in a 3 picture deal.