Writer: Tom Vaughn (Screenplay)
Starring: Wesley Snipes, Jaqueline Obradors, Stuart Wilson, Kim Coates, Mark Sheppard, Adewale Akinnuote-Agbaje
Plot: The deranged military and former CIA agent Dean Cage (Snipes) is in rehab program, trying to forget the traumatic loss of his best friend Scott in Bosnia. When he dates with his girlfriend and Scott’s sister Detective Amy Knight (Obradors), in a dining restaurant he is mistakenly taken as being the CIA agent that is investigating the robbery of the military experiment XE by a man called Sullivan (Wilson). He is injected with the drug and abducted by the thieves. Amy has six hours to find the also stolen antidote and save Dean’s life.
Verdict: A fun straight to DVD action film
Story: When you see a straight to DVD film you don’t expect too much and what little you do expect you usually get. With this you think Snipes is just gonna kick ass and build up a body count. This time you get the kick ass but you also have to see him put in some acting with a lead character that can be exposed to different truths depending on who tells them what. With plenty of different people after Dean we are left to wonder who the good guys are and who the bad guys are. (8/10)
Actor Review: Wesley Snipes – Dean Cage ex solider haunted by the death of his best friend, who is the wrong guy in the wrong place falling into a war between illegal drug s sale and the CIA. Good performance by Wesley and he looks like he had a lot of fun with it. (8/10)
Actor Review: Jacqueline Obradors – Det Amy Knight who is looking for her boyfriend Dean while the CIA are refusing to help her. Good tough cop performance who is driven. (7/10)
Actor Review: Stuart Wilson – Sullivan the sales man testing the drugs before selling them onto the black market. Good performance but offers nothing new to the idea in the character. (6/10)
Actor Review: Kim Coates – Peterson one of the two bumbling hit men who Cage keeps getting the better off. Good performance adding a small bit of comedy to the role. (7/10)
Actor Review: Mark Sheppard – Leitch the other bumbling hit man that cage out smarts. Good performance that tries to be the smart one of the two henchmen. (7/10)
Actor Review: Adewale Akinnuote-Agbaje – Agent Junod the guy the hit men are actually after who then has to track down the deal before it is too late. Standard performance playing the suit role well. (6/10)
Director Review: David Carson – Good direction to create a fun action without taking away too much of the serious side to it. (8/10)
Action: Good fight scenes and explosions. (7/10)
Thriller: Good thriller but never really excels. (7/10)
Believability: No (0/10)
Chances of Tears: No (0/10)
Settings: Each setting is used well the mental home is used well for the confusion scenes for Cage. (7/10)
Suggestion: This is one of those Relaction films I enjoy watching and could easily be picked up at any stage of the film. (Try It)
Best Part: Escaping the mental home.
Worst Part: Would have like a more twisted villain.
Action Scene Of The Film: The final meeting.
Funniest Scene: While escaping the mental home Cage thinks it is on fire and releases all the patients.
Oscar Chances: No
Chances of Sequel: No
Overall: Sit Back Enjoy