The movie has Stallone playing a hetman called Jimmy Bobo, who’s given a simple job which turns sour and his partner is murdered. Bobo begins to track down and survives an assassination attempt on him. He ends up stuck with a Korean cop called Taylor Kwon who’s investigating the murder that Jimmy and his spouse had committed earlier. Both men track down the dirty trail for their own reasons, but among them needs to remain above the law, and another does not care about the law. Stallone played with the type of character you’d expect from him, he is not the best actor in the world by any means, but enjoying the silent assassin he always seems to do well, largely because he does not need to behave too much. He appears cold and calculated and fits the character well. But let’s be fair, you do not see a Stallone movie for acting, it is all about the action, and in that section Stallone still has it, and provides it to us in bucket loads. The highlight of the movie must be the axe battle at the end of the movie with Jason Momoa.
Jason Momoa who performs with Keegan Does a good job as the bad guy in this movie, though he’s working for Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje and Christian Slater, he’s the main man who Stallone wants revenge against, and the primary driving force for Jimmy Bobo. He does a fantastic job but looks a more little wooden at times with a number of his acting. He delivers on the action on libertyland but is not there on the acting although he seems very Conan in this. Christian Slater is great ever, he is a tremendous actor, and he should have actually had a bit more screen time, he’s extremely likeable as an unlikeable character, he just has something about him which is extremely weaselish. However, it comes across good on screen.
The mixture of Sung and Stallone did grow on me as the movie went on, and the great guy, bad guy combo came over. It gave us glimpses’ of comedy and a wonderful dose of action which caused a good action movie, in a time when action movies are having somewhat of resurgence with the launch of Expendables, Arnie’s The Stand and this outing. 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 a few highlights from Christian Slater. This is advised to any action movie fan, as it is going to be a refreshing change to find a brand new offering from an action legend, however if you are not a Stallone fan, or a fan of action movies in general, then this movie could be disappointing.