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Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Hard to Kill

**** Hard to Kill. Action/adventure.

Directed by: Bruce Malmuth.
Starring: Steven Seagal, Kelly LeBrock

I watched this on video a bit at a time while exercising.

I think I mentioned that I like action movies, and Steven Seagal movies are a guilty pleasure. This, I think, is one of his better ones.

Cop Mason Storm (Steven Seagal) overhears something he shouldn't have, and the bad guys come after him, his wife, and his son. His wife dies, and Storm is in a coma, hidden away under an assumed name by the one trustworthy cop on the force.

Seven years later, he wakes up and asks his nurse (Kelly LeBrock) to get him out of the hospital--with a little extra convincing from the bad guys who start shooting up the place to get him, she complies.

They hide out while he recuperates and trains and regains his strength, then he goes after the bad guys.

Like most Steven Seagal movies, it's a little overdone, a little unbelievable, but it's fun. Seagal is the same character he always plays, and the dry, serious delivery of his lines always works for me. Unfortunately, Kelly LeBrock seemed to be trying to mimic him, and she just sounded wooden. Eh. She was probably eye candy for the male audience anyway. The little bit of romance was sweet, and the action was exciting and interspersed with humor. Best of all, the ending was very satisfying--you never need to worry about the bad guys not getting what's coming to them in a Steven Seagal movie.

Oh, yeah. One more reason to like this movie: it's got my Mustang in it.


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