Jet Li stated in multiple interviews that he was not happy with this film nor its production. He went as far to say that this movie "sucked" and he had no confidence in director Philip G. Atwell. Even halfway into filming, he knew that it would receive mediocre ratings and not make profit.
Originally titled "Rogue", Lionsgate changed the title to avoid confusion with The Weinstein Company crocodile thriller "Rogue", which was originally set to come to theaters around the same time as "War".
Some critics, bloggers and other movie viewers have compared this film to Ballistic: Ecks Vs. Sever (2002) due to it containing a similar storyline (disgruntled federal agent figuring out a conspiracy), people varying on the action scenes being exciting or not, both films being advertised as a versus film only for both lead stars to square off briefly on-screen and due to overwhelming dislike with both films. Both films also starred Terry Chen.