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5 out of 9 people found the following review useful:
One of JCVD's Worst..., 11 June 2017
3/10

Unfortunately, this has got to be one of Van Dammes worst films. It looks like after all those years of hard partying sure has caught up to him in 2017 as he looked pretty miserable in this. This makes Universal Soldier II look golden. The trailer looked like it would of been a cheesy, so bad it's good 90's throwback action film, but it was just plain bad. It did have a decent supporting cast and a couple of OK action scenes and it was a bit better than say Steven Seagal's stuff, but that isn't saying much. Overall, it's a shame this couldn't have been at least half decent considering Van Damme as of late seemed to have been doing better projects like his show - "Jean Claude Van Johnson". But with a movie like "Kill Em All" his action career doing movies like he used to are long and gone.

3/10

2 out of 4 people found the following review useful:
Bad Ass B-Action Movie: Boyka: Undisputed IV, 15 April 2017
7/10

Boyka returns as the most complete fighter in the world in the third sequel to this underrated action packed franchise that really came out of nowhere in the early 2000's.The latest delivers on the testosterone driven, bone breaking action you would expect with Adkins delivering on the solid fight and stunt choreography which is captured by amazing camera work. The kind of which is sorely missing from most mainstream Hollywood shaky cam, CGI driven action films.The latest sequel does have quite a crazy looking, roided out freak of nature as a main villain which definitely makes for a great looking bad guy and final fight scene. Overall, a bad ass, barebones B-action movie that doesn't disappoint. Fans of parts II and III will definitely enjoy and along with John Wick 2 and Logan will be among my favorite action films of the year.

7/10

Headshot (2016/II)
4 out of 10 people found the following review useful:
Solid Action Movie - Fans of The Raid Will Be Pleased, 12 March 2017
7/10

Being a big fan of The Raid I & II, I was looking forward to watching this movie once I had seen the trailer. Headshot proves to be one hell of a brutal action film that really earns its R rating. The action is pretty relentless and doesn't let up with with the movie racking up a solid body count within the first 20 minutes. Iko Uwais is a great up and coming action star and choreographs and pulls off some amazing fight sequences like he's done in other films (Man of Tai Chi, Merantau). Although the movie probably could of been more focused and efficient in terms of the story and the characters motivations, it is still well paced for a two hour film and action packed throughout. Overall, a solid early contender for one of the best action films of 2017.

7/10

4 out of 6 people found the following review useful:
Better Than Most Bargain Bin Action Flicks, 23 December 2016
6/10

At first I did not expect much from Eliminators.But As a fan of Scott Adkins brand of action, I'd say it ranks as one of his better films. This isn't the thinking man's type but more of a simple, straight forward, one man army 80/90s action movie . For that much it is entertaining and somewhat of a hidden gem. Adkins proves he is a solid yet underrated action star by providing some kick ass and innovative fights with some cool locations for it to take place in. Unlike most bland, low budget action films shot in eastern Europe this was actually shot in London which added to the movie. Sure, acting may not be a strength of the movie and the story may not be the most original but it is leaps and bounds better than other low budget DTV films like the crap washed up action stars like Seagal churn out every few months . Overall, Eliminators is a fairly decent entry into the sub-genre of the direct to DVD/VOD action movies. Adkins brings the goods and racks up a healthy body count and one of the better movies made by WWE studios.

6/10

9 out of 20 people found the following review useful:
Statham Shooting & Beating People Up Again? Count Me In !, 22 August 2016
6/10

With a movie like Mechanic: Resurrection, you won't expect Oscar worthy acting or dialogue and it certainly isn't going to reinvent the action genre or an established formula.

This unexpected sequel, is another decent entry into Stathams filmography and further cements him as one of the top action stars of this generation. Plenty of bad guys get wasted in a number of ways by Statham, which is always entertaining. So for fans looking for there action fix, don't look far as this movie racks up a healthy body count. Although the film met expectations, I felt the overuse of CGI in some action sequences instead of more practical, stunt driven action brought it down a notch. I also felt the original 2011 remake was a more lean, fast paced action movie that managed to pack more solid R-rated action. Ben Fosters performance and his chemistry with Statham added more to the film and story whereas the sequel may have a great cast on paper, the supporting roles and characters they play are either forgettable or little used.

Overall, if you want some Statham fueled action, you can't go wrong with this movie on a Tuesday show or a lazy night in. And although it could be a sequel to several of his films, as the saying goes "If it ain't broke, don't fix it".

6/10

3 out of 4 people found the following review useful:
Craving Some Adkins Action? Watch Close Range !, 21 December 2015
6/10

Close Range is the latest featuring action star Scott Adkins and as a fan of his films and other bone breaking martial arts action films, I was entertained. An action movie in many ways is as good as it's star, Adkins further proves he is one of the top actors in the genre today by delivering on what he does best - kick ass. Close range contains solid action from beginning to end with a solid opening fight sequence, plenty of bloody gun play throughout and a climax with hard hitting hand-to-hand combat that will definitely please fans of such films.The main character also has a bad ass name like any true action hero should - Colt Macready. The movie is not without it's flaws though, acting certainly isn't the strength of the movie and neither is the story. Overall, a good direct to VOD action film and I look forward to more from Scott Adkins including Undisputed IV and Hard Target II. If your someone who wants a fast paced, pure action film served rated R, done with no CGI and real stunts, your thirst for some real action will be satisfied.

6-6.5 / 10

Redeemer (2014)
18 out of 23 people found the following review useful:
Welcome A New Action Star To The Club - Marko Zaror !, 12 August 2015
8/10

Action fans may remember Marko Zaror from "Undisputed III" . If you loved that movie and other great martial arts action films of the recent past like "The Raid" or "Ninja II", you will definitely enjoy "Redeemer". Marko Zaror further proves how underrated of an action star he really is in this solid B-movie which features wall-to-wall action packed, violent fights from start to finish that will have you saying holy sh*t at least once. The action and fights are inventive and feel fresh, gritty and realistic compared to most PG-13, shaky cam and CGI bloated action films that come out of Hollywood. Fans know that in these types of low budget B movies, story/character typically come secondary. surprisingly enough, the story is engaging and plays out like a classic western. The character is also given a little more depth and back story than you'd typically expect. This is one of the best and at the same time least known action movies you will see all year. Fans of such modern action stars like Scott Adkins, Donnie Yen and Tony Jaa. Welcome Marko Zaror to the club as he proves he can kick some serious ass. Overall, for the real action fans out there, your faith in modern action movies just may be redeemed after watching this !

8/10

Skin Trade (2014)
15 out of 25 people found the following review useful:
Negotiation Is Over !!!, 24 April 2015
7/10

Expectations are admittedly low for many direct to DVD action titles to star many of the former action heroes from the 80's/90's like Steven Seagal, JCVD and Dolph Lundgren. Skin Trade proves to be one of Dolph's best films to have come out in years and a gem amongst the many B action films you can find at your local Wal Mart bin. Although Dolph kicks ass in the film, the main reason to watch is Tony Jaa. It's good to see him back in action in something worth watching after the atrocious Protector 2 and Ong Bak 3. His Acting is surprisingly good and he gets a fair amount of dialogue to practice his English skills and crack one liners. I hope to see him in many more movies like this in the future. Another surprise is the supporting cast of the film. Michael Jai White , Peter Weller and Ron Perlman definitely elevate the film above the typical mediocre status these movies have. Although the story is a bit cliché and familiar, what group of people deserve there comeuppance in an action film more than human traffickers. The movie definitely provides on the hard hitting bloody action that fans will expect. The intense fight sequences pack a solid adrenaline rush. Overall, exceeded my expectations and is a movie that action buffs will enjoy .

7/10

14 out of 25 people found the following review useful:
Best Watched Under The Influence, 16 April 2015
7/10

After watching this movie, it only confirms what I already believe, and thats critics don't know what the f*ck there talking about most of the time. I was a bit put off by all the bad reviews, but I am glad I gave it a watch because this was frickin hilarious! Sure the plot doesn't make sense or it doesn't have John Cusack, but who gives a f*ck! you get more of Craig Robinson, Rob Courddry and Clark Duke, who let's be honest provided most of the laughs from the original. Sure it's more crude and it may not appeal to all those artsy fartsy critics who are whining about the movie not being PC, but if you want a good stoner movie to watch with the guys and enjoy something without taking it too seriously, watch it! I think it is on par with the first and has been unfairly judged. Compared to most comedy sequels, that always do the same thing as the first (hangover sequels), at least this went in a completely over the top direction that was more like a bunch of comedy skits than an actual movie. Overall, I thought it was hilarious and a definite guilty pleasure. Sure it won't appeal to everyone, and its not supposed too. Obviously for a movie like this you don't expect much just a lot of laughs and this is definitely a goofy stoner comedy best enjoyed under the influence.

7/10

10 out of 18 people found the following review useful:
"Run All Night" Delivers As A Quality Adult Action Film, 14 March 2015
7/10

Liam Neeson's unexpected turn as a modern day action star has delivered some hit's and misses in the last several years. This certainly ranks as a hit and one of his better action films. His recent films pack more than action and tend to be much more dramatic and serious in tone. If you disliked the PG-13 Taken sequels and liked the R rated adult fare like The Grey or A Walk Among The Tombstones, you will enjoy this. Firstly, the movie has a compelling story that makes for an entertaining thrill ride. It provides on the action with some bloody gunfights, car chases and brutal fights. The actors involved actually make you care about the characters. Liam Neeson stands out as always, he makes you root for him even though his character has done awful things in the past. You want to see Jimmy "The Gravedigger" Conlon redeem himself and gun through the streets of NYC, kicking ass and delivering Bronson style justice to the bad guys! The supporting cast is great as well, Ed Harris, Joel Kinnamen even Common as the rival Hit-man all provide great performances. Overall, one of the better Liam Neeson action films to have come out in the last several years. Overall, it packs the action as well as the drama and character development. If you want a thrilling popcorn film to keep you entertained for a couple of hours at the cinema or at home, check it out.

7/10


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