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looks pretty good"
really stands out in this movie, though, is Dolph. Guys like
Stallone and Seagal get shit-talked for showing their age, gaining
weight, slowing down. I don't think that's fair but if you're
gonna get on them for that then maybe you should get behind Dolph
Lundgren. This guy has that Clint Eastwood thing where he just
looks more interesting as he gets older. He still has the size,
the stature, the blond hair, the square jaw, but he has more
lines on his face. In fact, I thought he looked phony painted
up to be grizzled in THE PUNISHER, but now I think he could pull
also charismatic when he's not playing those meathead Russian
roles like ROCKY IV or RED SCORPION, but he knows enough to write
his character without too much dialogue. Making him obsessed
with the Bible (but not an evangelist) is a pretty obvious badass
juxtaposition, but it works."
Enos III has a good presence as an asshole biker who shows up
as a lead villain late in the movie."
a pretty watchable movie. I liked it. Starts out slow but gets
better. Dolph is a competent director and avoids Avid farts and
other sins of the shitty DTV style. I hope he keeps directing
and perfects his chops until they are powerful enough to kill
then there's Dolph. Dolph does not succumb to the temptations
of digital editing and his action is analog. If he wants a small
explosion, he uses a small explosive device, not a computer.
Kind of ironic considering Ivan Drago was using all those computers
to work out when Rocky was pulling a log through the snow or
whatever. As a director, Dolph pulls a log through the snow.
And it's good to see a good old fashioned action star vehicle
Bible themed asskicking revenge thriller in this age.
is what we need. That's why Dolph is the most okay DTV director/co-writer/star
of 2008 so far, congratulations bud. I would like to see Missionary
Man travelling around helping some people some more. Although
it wouldn't be the same without some revenge mixed in with the
help. But I bet Dolph could figure out a way."
really like him and it reinforces my belief that he never got
the chance to peak as a big action start like he should have.
It is not too late, but Lundgren has taken matters into his own
hands directing his latest feature, Missionary Man."
its advantage, it is ambitious and maybe a transitional work
that could make Lundgren a hot property again."
FILM REVIEWS :
"one can't help but appreciate the inclusion of several
entertaining and downright brutal acts of violence"
actor does a superb job of infusing his character with an air
of effortless cool that's palpable"