BLU-RAY/DVD REVIEWS

003748Reviews & Counting
SEARCH BY TITLE # A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Attack Force
DVD disk
12.26.2006 By: Quigles
Attack Force order
Director:
Michael Keusch

Actors:
Steven Seagal
Lisa Lovbrand
David Kennedy

Rating:
Movie:
Extras:
Overall:

star Printer-Friendly version
comment
WHAT'S IT ABOUT?
Seagal fights bad people.
IS IT A GOOD MOVIE?
I'm now convinced karma is real. Not too long ago I wrote a review for the Collector's Edition of ROCKY, and in it, I made a minor joke at Steven Seagal's expense. Maybe God thought it would be funny to punish me, which would explain why I found ATTACK FORCE on my doorstep this morning.

I understand there's a particular crowd that enjoys Seagal's B-action movies, but I'm not part of it. Especially since, in this case, the movie is neither as horrendously awful as bad-movie-lovers might hope, nor is it semi-decent enough to please even the most accepting of viewers. It's merely a dull bore, worthy of only a few chuckles and some turns of the wrist to check the time. Expectedly, the acting, directing, editing, music, and every other aspect of the production fit between a range of "dreadful" and "amateurish" (even the dialogue seems out of sync half the time). But hey, this is a straight-to-DVD movie whose target audience obviously doesn't care about that stuff, so I'll give it some slack.

Still, no matter how much slack I give the production, there's no getting around how utterly lacking in logic some of its sequences are. In one particular case, there's a super-strong, super-fast, and super-hot female antagonist who manages to take out three military dudes without breaking a sweat. The explanation for this chick's seemingly super-human abilities are that she's ingested a "special" drug. Ok, fine, sure, whatever - I'll buy that. But what about the fact that she can literally burst her arms through walls, break off metal clamps, and apparently teleport as well? If that weren't enough, there's a point where her shadow looms behind a window and she makes this weird insect noise while sniffing splattered blood. ...uh... I don't think I'm alone when I ask, "What the f*ck?!"

Ironically, it was the moments like the ones above that I enjoyed the most. Had they managed to top off the whole thing with some ridiculous twist concerning the bad guys being alien-vampire creatures (or something of that nature), this might've become my new favorite movie. But it doesn't, and in turn, there's not nearly enough of the "so-bad-it's-good" elements to make it worthy of even a glance at the cover (let alone a rental).
THE EXTRAS
The only extras are 7 Previews. (Certainly saves me some time.)
FINAL DIAGNOSIS
I can't say how ATTACK FORCE stacks up to other recent Seagal movies because, well, I barely recovered the first one I watched. I can say, however, that this movie sucks. But that might've been common knowledge anyway.
Strikeback
Not registered? Sign-up!
Or

Best Selling

| June 2016 More Best Selling
  • 1
    Batman v Superman
  • 2
    Zootopia
  • 3
    13 Hours
  • 4
    Captain America: Civil War (3D)
  • 5
    Kung Fu Panda 3

Featured Youtube Videos

Views and Counting