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The Art of War II: Betrayal (2008)

R  |  Video  |   |  Action, Thriller  |  12 August 2008 (USA)
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Agent Neil Shaw is called out of retirement and finds himself in the midst of a plot to assassinate several leading Senators with himself set-up to take the rap for a recent killing.

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When Agent Neil Shaw comes out of hiding to vindicate his former mentor's murder, he winds up on the trail of betrayal and lethal corruption. Under the charge of his friend and a senatorial candidate, his mission is to set things straight. But when more people turn up dead, Shaw realizes that he's been set up as bait. Written by Anonymous

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He's Back... And He Wants Revenge

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Rated R for violence, brief language and sexual images | See all certifications »
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The "L900 Battle Rifle" is in fact the M-950/Liberty III Pistol from Calico Weapon System. See more »

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When Alex is shot, a trail of digitized blood covers the column he's standing behind. As the actor falls back and slides down the column to the floor, the lower half of the trail briefly blends in with his face. See more »

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Wesley Snipes Means No Budget These Days...
16 October 2008 | by (Belgium) – See all my reviews

Wesley Snipes is to this day still a qualified action-star, movies like Passenger 57, Murder at 1600 and the Blade Trilogy made him great. The Art Of War was also a decent action-flick which co-starred Michael Biehn(Terminator, Aliens, The Abyss). On the action-level, it certainly delivered with a great twist at the end (and some good action as well).

Art of War II co-stars Lochlyn Munroe, a comedy actor who has had some excellent roles in "Dead Man On Campus" and "Scary Movie". The story has nothing to do with the original, so it was purely a marketing-trick. Think of this as Snipes' former direct-to-DVD movies (Steven Seagal has some of these too) so the budget is limited, just like the acting, the story and so on. Like Seagal, Snipes is also years away from his glory-days. And you can tell.. A dull story, bad camera-work, lame characters and so on.

You can skip this one, even if you love action-films. I still haven't seen The Marksman with Wesley Snipes, but judging by this painful mess, I am not going to bother. Watch Passenger 57 once again instead..


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