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I have to admit that when I inserted the "BOTB" DVD in my player, I was a bit afraid to get a similar experience than from Mr. Seagal's recent efforts. Notably the abysmal "Out For A Kill", which did not live up to ANY standards.
Well boys and girls, "OFAK" this one ain't. Tony Ching Siu-Tong knows a lot about directing action and it really shows. "BOTB" reminded me pretty much of an above-the-average Hong Kong -action flick with it's over the top action sequences and a very thin plot. This is no cinema classic, but if one puts this in comparison against many of Hollywood's recent actioners, it stands out surprisingly well. Seagal shows a good form with his newly found Kung Fu -influenced fighting style.
He still uses a stunt double, but hey, the guy is over 50 and his Aikido -material is as impressive as ever. The spinning back kicks done by the stunt men look a bit silly cause you KNOW that they haven't ever belonged into Seagal's arsenal.
Like said; the story is not exactly "BOTB":s selling point. It has it's usual seagalisms (ie. corruption, ex-CIA operatives and eastern religions), but acting wise it actually has it's moments. Byron Mann does fine work as Seagal's troubled partner Sunti and Mr. Jellybeans himself isn't as fed up with his lines as he has been in his recent outings. Cinematography is top notch and the musical score works quite well also. These are certainly not given facts in DTV -movies.
It's still pretty unrealistic to see Seagal to return back to being Hollywood's n:o 2 action star (which he was during "Under Siege"), but as long as his films keep up the level set by "BOTB", I'm happy.
In a scale from 1 to 10, I'll give this one a good solid 7,5. If you liked the old Seagal, you'll be happy to see this one.
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