JCVD has never really thought of his movies as anything more than entertainment, he was once asked which of his movies was good, he replied "have I ever made any good movies?" He really makes an effort in this one, and to be honest he generally makes better movies than Steven Seagal, who always has to make a point of letting everyone know he speaks Japanese etc. Bit lame now Steven! The movie is a excellent effort, but lacks good supporting actors. JCVD isn't Sean Penn, but then again we all know that Sean isn't that good a fighter (although he does try, well used to anyway). So, JCVD really needs excellent support actors to raise his game, and sadly there aren't any here. Everyone is over serious. But hey, it's only entertainment you say. But I can't help thinking that with a few seriously good support male actors like Biehn or Madsen, the whole thing would have gone down much better. On the whole though if you like action, this is defo for you.