Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Under Siege

Under Siege, one in a number of films dealing with terrorists have taken over some location and one man, usually on the inside, is the only person who can successfully defeat them.

The film stars Steven Segal, as the man in question who is “enlisted” to “save the day.” He stars as Casey Ryback, an ex-Navy Seal who is now the cook on the U.S.S. Missouri. The ship is overrun by terrorists, led by Tommy Lee Jones, who easily takes over the ship, like any good Hollywood film does.

Segal, who plays the same character in just about every single film he stars in, is just about as good an actor as you can imagine in the role. The supporting cast, which hams up the screen, and enjoys every minute of it, as seen by Jones and other supporting cast such as Gary Busey.

This, out of his entire portfolio, is probably Segal's best film. It's certainly entertaining if you're not expecting Shakespeare.

** 1/2 out of *****

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