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Awesome: 5.88%
Worth A Look: 7.84%
Average: 15.69%
Pretty Bad: 1.96%
Total Crap68.63%

3 reviews, 33 user ratings

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On Deadly Ground
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by Slyder

"I'm Dead Already"
1 stars

Oh fuck man, after doing a great popcorn movie (Under Siege), Steven Seagal comes up with this horseshit. Honestly, it’s the most stupid, terrible, one-sided, overindulgent, pretentious, masturbatory, and most ridiculous, idiotic piece of shit I’ve ever seen from Seagal since Hard To Kill. Ugh man, and interestingly enough, I was laughing all the time when I was seeing it, and I even laugh at times when I think of it. I mean, it’s so fucking bad, that you may just die of laughter (hence the title).

Ok, so good guy Forrest Taft (Steven Seagal), is a fuck-o firemen specialist working for oil corporate Jennings (Michael Caine at his most embarrassing since Jaws 4) and his sidekick MacGruder (John C. McGinley), who is head of Aegis Oil Co. in Alaska, discovers, thanks to his friend Hugh (Richard Hamilton), that his idiot boss is going to open a “state-of-the-art” refinery using faulty equipment (Even though it explains you why is he doing it for, it’s still goes beyond my imagination why the fuck would anybody would want to do that). So after an assassination attempt and the death of his friend Hugh, Taft goes to arm himself like hell and destroy Jennings and his refinery before it destroys the ecology of the place.

If you’re not laughing by now, you better start rumbling. This film is just a stupid, over-the-top piece of shit. If Seagal can’t act, do you honestly believe he can direct? Most of the scenes are laughable. The dialogue is annoying, and most of the characters are caught doing stupid things, enough to eat your heart out. The scene where these two mercenary fucks are talking about Taft and his CIA background and shit, then again talking about Taft in the refinery, is just the stuff for laughs and cringes. And then those two idiots going “Holy shit, he’s getting closer, when he comes lets blow his motherfucking head off”... ugh. Lots and lots of stupid, moronic dialogue like this can be found anywhere in this drek. Hell, I get better dialogue watching a Product Showcase commercial. The action scenes are cheesy as hell, they’re never believable, and it makes Seagal look superhuman, which is so dumb. Then there are many obvious moments where the mercenaries have a chance to kill Seagal, but Seagal has like nine fucking lives because the guy is such a dumb-ass, or he likes to ask questions first and shoot later, and in that distraction, Seagal blasts him off. And he’s a mercenary? Gosh, I thought these guys are trained killers. Oh and here’s a good one. One of the mercenaries spots a booby trap, but the idiot is dumb enough not to realize that it covers both sides of the road, so the predictable cliché comes that one of them goes around the other side, clips the fucking wire and boom, he’s dead.

What else is there to talk about his fucking movie? It’s so damn predictable, and will make you laugh in the wrong places. Gosh I was laughing all over the place. Seagal had to be stoned if he thinks he would be capable of directing a movie, worse, if he thinks that he could make a SHITTY, SHITTY script like this one work like a fucking grand piano. Fuck, if want to be preached about ecology, I’d rather go to any one of those Green peace conferences than watching this piece of shit. Furthermore, I believe that this insults the Eskimos of Alaska, since the scenes that they are involved are of absolute embarrassment. Jesus, what the fuck? Ugh. Ed Horowitz and Robin Russin, welcome to screenwriter Hell, assholes.

The performances are SSSOOOOOOOOOOOO bad. Seagal can’t act, that’s for sure, much less direct. Jesus Christ Michael Caine, fire your fucking agent for Heaven’s sakes. Joan Chen is bland, while John C. McGingley keeps on reprising the same old role of O’Neill in Platoon.

In the end, you want a good movie with message about ecology and how to preserve human nature? Forget it; go to a Green peace conference. This movie is a total piece of fucking shit. Recommended only for fans of bad movies and Seagal haters. (0-5)

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User Comments

9/13/17 morris campbell lame seagal action flick 1 stars
9/23/12 roscoe typical seagal flick. ok to watch, but nothing good 3 stars
8/16/11 chris Stupid movie yes but mostly harmless. 4 stars
3/03/11 chris c Hilariously misguided action movie with over the top acting from Caine but still fun. 3 stars
3/22/10 Jeff Wilder Some good action and Ermey's lines work. Preachy script and weak direction. 2 stars
5/30/09 Josie Cotton is a goddess Seagal's direction is not too bad; its the scriped that sucked 3 stars
10/31/08 Shaun Wallner Fell asleep to this one. 1 stars
12/06/07 Bnorm Is it just me or is Seagal the least threatening person ever to be construed as badass? 1 stars
9/17/07 mark madsen All Seagal movies are all the same to me.Not the best. 3 stars
6/09/07 BMAC Most people have over analysed this movie and failed to see the real point of it. 3 stars
5/27/07 Nathan Even by Seagal's standards this is poop 1 stars
12/12/06 Sepi53 terrible 1 stars
9/18/06 JM Synth Bad? Yes. Boring? No. Kitschy fun? Definately! 3 stars
6/12/06 Anthony Feor It seems that Seagal is bad with putting effort into a flick 3 stars
3/28/06 Brian Meyer One of my favorite Segal films. Nobody mops up rednecks like Segal. 4 stars
2/13/06 Anthony Steven Seagal in another terrible movie 1 stars
11/01/04 Charles S. Lewis below a 4, if you don't have anything nice to say don't say a word? 5 stars
8/31/04 ndoddo Makes you think of the possibility of disarming oil rich terrorist 5 stars
8/30/04 vic A PIECE OF TOTAL EXCREMENT! 1 stars
7/17/04 Gray my bitch environazi sister whorships this film 1 stars
7/07/04 dead next door hate that seagal guy.. 1 stars
3/24/03 Sugarfoot Seagal needs to lay off the fatty foods. 1 stars
3/03/03 Jack Sommersby Enjoyable trash. It's rotten, but colorfully so. Caine's makeup is a hoot! 3 stars
2/19/03 Matthew Jones This is worth a look simply because of the fight scenes 4 stars
1/08/03 Mr Math 'Robert' needs to learn how to spell 'scenes' and 'scenery'. Like most Seagal fans. 1 stars
11/26/02 Charles Tatum That's it Steve, fix it so you never work again... 1 stars
9/09/02 Robert I thought it was a great movie. Great fight seens and great senery. 5 stars
8/26/02 Robin Russin I agree. But screenwriter hell is having a good script ruined. a good script tu 1 stars
4/05/02 Scott Sumner Wow, Chuck Norris should ertainly feel more secure................ 1 stars
3/20/02 connie van der zee it is a very good film. 4 stars
3/19/02 Chris Cantore The movie ends with Siegal giving a speech about saving the environment. Good fucking lord 1 stars
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  18-Feb-1994 (R)



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