Christian Slater is great as ever,Resurge he is a tremendous actor, and for me he should of really had a little more screen time, he is very likeable as an unlikeable character, he just has something about him that is very weaselish. But it comes across great on screen.

The plot of the movie itself was very quite intriguing, being based on a graphic novel I had rather high expectations, as the transition to cinema is quite often a very positive one, this was not bad but maybe it could have done better. The revenge plot worked well for me, but the Taylor Kwon side of things was less appealing, I was always a little confused with what was going on with him. He was constantly on the phone, but at the start of the movie they asked for minimal contact, and I thought his storyline was slightly forgotten about in favour of Jimmy Bobo’s revenge plot. The combination of Sung and Stallone did grow on me as the movie went on, and the good guy, bad guy combo came over OK. It gave us glimpses’ of humor and a nice dose of action which resulted in a decent action movie, at a time when action movies are having somewhat of a resurgence with the release of Expendables, Arnie’s The Last Stand and this outing.

Overall this was a bit of a hit and miss for me. The action was great, with the stand out moment being the axe battle. The acting is what you would expect from a Stallone action movie, with some highlights from Christian Slater. This is recommended to any action movie fan, as it will be a refreshing change to see a new offering from an action legend, however if your not a Stallone fan, or a fan of action movies in general, then this movie may be disappointing.

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