Good Man (2014/Lionsgate DVD)
B Sound: B Extras: C- Telefilm: D
Seagal stars in Keoni Waxman's A Good Man - which is about as
dull as an action movie could possibly be. This movie is a basic
story of vigilantism. After an illustrious special ops career ends
in disaster, Alexander (Steven Seagal) goes off the grid and attempts
to lead a quiet life as a handyman at an apartment complex.
when one of his tenants and her family fall under the thumb of a
Russian gangster, Alexander is dragged into an all-out war between
rival Chinese and Russian gangs forcing him to not only defend the
family, but bringing him face to face with an old foe, and giving him
one more chance to reconcile his past.
some armed goatee wearing bad guys are due to get their wrists bent
and their heads smashed through door panels in a gruff violent way.
And just so we are square, Seagal starts killing truckloads of
mobsters with a samurai (because he also has beef with the Chinese
mob leader). The fact is, this premise should be horrendous stuff
but it strangely remains mediocre, more or less, just inoffensively..
feel like Seagal just needs to hang up carrying films. He was fine
as a cameo in The Expendables but let's face it - he's not Sly
Stallone or even Jean Claude Van Damme. Those guys haven't aged as
terribly and seem gruffer.
picture and sound are fine for this DVD release - presented in
anamorphically enhanced standard definition with a 2.40:1 widescreen
aspect ratio and a lossy Dolby Digital 5.1 track. Subtitles on the
disc are in English and Spanish.
Features are minimal with a Behind The Scenes featurette and a
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