Steven Seagal

Under Siege 2: Dark Territory (1995)

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Under Siege 2: Dark Territory (1995)

Director:

Geoff Murphy

Starring:

Steven Seagal

Eric Bogosian

Everett McGill

Katherine Heigl

Plot:

Casey Ryback hops on a Colorado to LA train to start a vacation with his niece. Early into the trip, terrorists board the train and use it as a mobile HQ to hijack a top secret destructive US satellite.

Review:

This movie too starts out with boobs. Pixilated boobs, but boobs none the less. It’s actually kind of disgusting how it’s done. Apparently a dancer jumping out of a cake topless is fine to me, but when they use a satellite to peep on a sun bather I take offense. Several men are weak pigs in this movie.

Anyway, the bad guy, Eric Bogosian, plays a great crazy bad guy.

Someone should not have told Seagal he could act because he can’t and anytime he tries it’s bad.

Graphics are bad, which is understandable considering the year the movie was made, but there are so many of them it’s ridiculous.

Competent bad guys are great, especially when the good guys are as well.

My husband freakin loved this movie, I did not.

2/5

Under Siege (1992)


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Under Siege (1992)

Director:

Andrew Davis

Starring:

Steven Seagal

Tommy Lee Jones

Gary Busey

Plot:

A former S.E.A.L., now cook, is the only person who can stop a gang of terrorists when they seize control of a U.S. Navy battleship.

Review:

I am not a Steven Seagal fan, but my husband likes some of his movies, so I end up watching them as well.

 As far as action movies go this one wasn’t bad. I thought the knife fight looked like a slap fight, but I’ve been informed that’s how it’s supposed to look. Also, I’m very grateful that when Seagal was doing his “kung fu” the camera was focused so close you didn’t see much.

Tommy Lee Jones was fun to see as such a crazy bad guy.

Bouillabaisse.

I feel incredibly sorry for Erika Eleniak and I hope that she got a better boob job later in life. Seriously, it was like looking at a plastic Barbie doll. It was sad. Plus her whole character was just a trophy for Seagal to kiss at the end.

The movie was Die Hard on a boat, only not really. Seagal was a SEAL that got demoted for punching some dude. The big guys sending help weren’t idiots and were actually competent, except the CIA. The bad guys were after money though.

This movie did not really paint the Navy in a good light since just a handful of terrorists took down an entire battleship. Overall, though, the movie was alright.

3/5