Into the Sun (2005)
USA / English
"Only one man can stop the Yakuza.
"When a government official is killed, an American operative with experience in the Yakuza culture is brought into investigate.
Strange, yet enjoyable B-movie.
This movie is just plain strange. Some parts (the beginning and
especially the middle part) are just tediously boring. Some parts are
hilarious and actually made me laugh out loud, even though that was
probably not the intention of the director. And that brings us to the
biggest problem I have with this film: the acting is horrible, even by
I know Seagal isn't exactly Oscar material but he's really not doing a
good job throughout this movie. And the bad guys look like rejects from
Japan's Next Top Model. Sometimes you'll find yourself looking at the
screen, wondering what the hell just happened (even the actors seem
confused at times).
And then there's the good parts. The sword fights are excellent (but
why in the world would they go to such great lenghts to point out that
swords are obsolete and then use them anyways... oh well). The cut
scenes are great (shots of Tokyo at night) and the music is superb.
All that doesn't change the fact that this is not a very good movie
though. It's passable for a straight-to-DVD release and some parts are
enjoyable but that doesn't make up for all the shortcomings.
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