THE PLOT THUS FAR
Steven Seagal stars as mob kingpin Mr. Alexander, an old-school boss who rules his criminal empire with both nobility and brutality. But when a simple prison hit goes wrong, he’ll ignite a war between a cold-blooded gangster known as The Iceman (Ving Rhames of MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE and PULP FICTION), a disgraced former protégé (Taekwondo World Champion Bren Foster of Fight Science), a merciless Mexican cartel, and an ex-con shopkeeper (Danny Trejo of MACHETE KILLS) with some unexpected skills of his own. The lines are drawn. The fuse is lit. And in a citywide massacre measured in pain, fear, honor and vengeance, the ultimate power belongs to the FORCE OF EXECUTION.
WHAT WE THOUGHT
“Force of Execution” is all about Omerta. Omerta as the code of silence in a world of crazies. People fight crime, cause crime and then become bums. Steven Seagal, Ving Rhames and Danny Trejo show up to cash checks, unfortunately Seagal decided to act. This is the kind of bizarro film that Cannon used to love dumping out in the late 80s. As it is in the modern era, the film is a schizo action film about how homeless people can still kickass too. Trejo gets points for playing the wise mentor role.
The Blu-Ray comes with a DVD copy and a featurette as the special features. The Dolby TrueHD 5.1 track is pretty smooth for a film like this. Still, it’s the 1080p transfer that shines throughout the film. I didn’t expect a cheap movie like this to be this impressive in the home theater. In the end, I’d recommend a rental to the curious.
RELEASE DATE: 12/17/2013