If I can start by saying something really positive about this movie: it doesn't waste any time in telling you it's terrible. The opening sequence is a really misguided attempt at being artsy, almost like the director didn't know he was making a Seagal movie yet. "Black Dawn" is a sequel to "The Foreigner", which essentially means they were too lazy to come up with a new name for the character Seagal plays in every movie (see also: "Under Siege 2"). They keep up that lazyness in every other aspect. The fight scenes are typical for recent Seagal releases: confusing cuts, extreme close-ups, because that way we won't know it's a fighting double. Every time Seagal fights (granted, that's not often in this movie) he suddenly loses 40 lbs. and has real black hair instead of that weird spray-on hairdo, all the bizarre jump cuts in the world can't hide that. The most hilarious scene is the one where Seagal's on a 'moving' truck though: worst green screen ever, it makes the infamous train scene from Jean Claude Van Damme's "Derailed" look state of the art.
P.S: It's nice to know the news can actually show a picture of the corpse when they're reporting a murder, great for the ratings. I'm pretty sure you can get in trouble for that.