#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – After an illustrious special ops career ends in disaster, Alexander (Seagal) goes off the grid and attempts to lead a quiet life as a handyman at an apartment complex in Romania. But when one of his tenants and her family fall under the thumb of a local gangster, Alexander is dragged into an all-out war between rival Chinese and Russian gangs; forcing him to not only defend the family, but bringing him face to face with an old foe, and giving him one more chance to reconcile his past.
Plot: After an illustrious special ops career ends in disaster, Alexander goes off the grid and attempts to lead a quiet life as a handyman at an apartment complex. But when one of his tenants and her family fall under the thumb of a Russian gangster, Alexander is dragged into an all-out war between rival Chinese and Russian gangs; forcing him to not only defend the family, but bringing him face to face with an old foe, and giving him one more chance to reconcile his past.
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A decent B-movie actioner, and an improvement over FORCE OF EXECUTION
Steven Seagal returns to the screen in this story about a former black ops warrior who gets caught in between Russian and Chinese gangs in order to save the sister of his neighbor, whose brother is in debt to the Russian mob. Truth be told, while one could call this a Steven Seagal movie, his character occupies a position that simultaneously is and isn’t the center of the story (much like his previous effort FORCE OF EXECUTION). However, unlike FORCE OF EXECUTION, the story is better, more thought out and has better action sequences. Even the acting is better this time around, which is a plus. Story-wise, Seagal plays a variation on the character he plays in almost every movie he makes: that of the reluctant hero. He puts himself into a self-imposed retirement after a terrorist hit goes wrong, and a young girl dies while one of the bad guys gets away. Cut to the present day, and he’s living a quiet life in Eastern Europe. His neighbor (Iulia Verdes) works at a strip bar (but she’s just a bartender) run by the Russian mob while her half-brother (Victor Webster) pays off a debt owed by his father. However, when some men are killed and money meant for the Chinese mob goes missing, the neighbor’s little sister is kidnapped and Alexander (Seagal) goes back into action. I thought that the story, while nothing original at all, was at least executed rather well within the confines of what constitutes a Seagal movie. The performances were also decent for this type of movie, with Tzi Ma probably doing the best out of the cast. Also of note is the improved fight sequences, which aren’t completely edited to hell this time. The camera-work still has a hand-held feel to it, but the action is more comprehensible than a lot of Seagal’s recent DTV output and you can tell that it’s him a lot more of the time. They also varied the types of fighting. Sure, they had the typical gunplay and close quarters hand-to-hand combat, but Seagal also got to use a short sword for several scenes which was a nice change of pace (and provided some gruesome kills). Still, as always it wasn’t all great. This movie was filmed on the cheap in Romania and it shows in the bleak cinematography and sparse sets. There was also some digital augmentation in a few scenes that stuck out pretty badly, and a couple of obvious uses of stock footage that wasn’t at the same quality as the movie itself. And while some might count this as a positive, there was a bunch of gratuitous nudity which was only in there because some scenes happened to take place in a bar. There’s also an awkward “sex” scene with Steven Seagal and Iulia Verdes which could have been left out completely. When all is said and done, Seagal fans should be pleased, as this is a return to form of sorts, at least when limited to his DTV work. As always, though, everyone else should probably find something else to watch.
Enjoyable, good directing.
At this point in his career, you know what type of movie you’re in when you watch a Steven Seagal movie. A B-action movie with some of his trademark aikido and fast cuts and camera angles in a way you don’t see much of Seagal actually doing it. If you are down with that, then you can go and watch his movies. Not like the guy is trying to fool his audience.
But honestly, i think this movie was overall pretty well done. When Seagal is on screen the fights are interesting, it does not look like his stunt double at all, and it look pretty brutal.
Victor Webster also does a fairly nice job. I don’t know if the guy has any background in martial arts, but he looked like he could fight in this and it looked realistic. Either this is a side of him i didn’t knew, or the director/fight choreographer did a very good job in making it look good on screen.
What about the story? Its OK, kept me interested til the end, but there is not anything particularly stellar either. I would rank it slightly above the usual Seagal script of the post 2000s.
The movie did had its share of “meh-eh” situations here and there, but nothing to make you cringe too much. Definitely a good effort from Seagal. And just like Maximum Conviction and Force of Execution where he more or less gives the lead to his co-star, he gave a fair share to Victor Webster in this, but still keeping a little more screen time than the 2 previous ones i named. So it really feel like a Seagal at the same time.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 40 min (100 min)
Genre Action, Crime, Thriller
Director Keoni Waxman
Writer Jason Rainwater, Keoni Waxman
Actors Steven Seagal, Victor Webster, Iulia Verdes, Tzi Ma
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix N/A
Aspect Ratio 1.78 : 1
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Printed Film Format N/A