“Members of an elite DEA task force find themselves being taken down one by one after they rob a drug cartel safe house.”
Recent Arnie films aren’t exactly known for their riveting story and originality and this is no different but it’s a pretty good film nonetheless. The story could have been a lot more typical if it was just the drug cartel they stole from who was attacking them so it was a nice little twist that it was someone from within the task force. It was surprisingly difficult trying to figure out which member of the group it was who was killing the others but unsurprising in the end because it’s usually the woman in these types of films. I didn’t see her killing her boyfriend and running off with the other guy though that was also a pleasant twist. A further twist right at the end showed Arnie to have stolen the money and not the two people who killed everyone so they did play around with the typical DEA vs. Drug Cartel film usually featuring Steven Seagal.
The casting was pretty solid but I feel it’s not really that difficult to cast for a film when the audience are only really watching for Arnie and all they really have to do is point a gun at someone. Sam Worthington, Joe Manganiello, and Terrence Howard are all notable actors in their own right but if it wasn’t for Arnie I don’t think I would have bothered to watch it to be honest. Because it has got him in though it’s well worth a watch if you’re bored and in the mood for a simple action movie.