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Born to Raise Hell – A rather “meh” experience

Born to Raise HellBorn to Raise Hell by Lauro Chartrand on W9 (CanalSat)
My rating: 4 out of 10 stars

A hard core Interpol Agent is assigned to an Eastern European task force to target gun trafficking and dope running throughout the Balkans. While investigating a Russian gun dealer, his team is caught in a bloody street war between a Gypsy gang and the Russians, leaving one task force member dead. Fueled with vengeance, he leads us on an action packed thrill ride while avenging his friend’s death.

Last evening I decided to play a bit of Russian roulette again watch one one Steven Seagal’s direct to DVD movies that was given on W9. Again there was nothing else worth watching and I did think the last one that I watched, The Keeper, was too bad (for a direct to DVD by Steven Seagal that is) so I thought let’s watch it.

This was not one of the better movies that I have watched to say the least. The movie starts off with a series of rapid cuts from a fire-fight and it pretty much continues in that manner. The entire movie is cut in a very choppy manner which I personally am not too thrilled about. The plot is forgettable to say the least and the entire movie is just a copy-paste job of standard scenes and actions sequences from start to finish.

The action scenes are not too bad and what makes the movie not be a total waste. Do not try to find any logic in people’s actions though. There is none. When Seagal felt he wanted some tough talk then he plopped it in and so on. I guess he likes scantily clad ladies as well since the movie is liberally sprinkled with them. Too bad only the bad guys seems to have the hard hitting chicks working for them though.

Someone said that this was a “guy movie” and I would say that is a correct statement. It is filled with elements that would appeal to the stereotype of some “beer belching” male person doing most of his thinking using the reptile parts of his brain. I do not mind action, though talk and scantily clad ladies in the movies but I do prefer when there is a script worth talking about to string everything together instead if just throwing them into a blender and serve the slop that comes out.

Not a total waste of an evening but close.

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