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Under Siege 2: Dark Territory
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by Slyder

"Second time round not as good, in fact it stinks"
1 stars

Steve Seagal once again returns as Chef Casey Ryback and this time he wasn’t so lucky. If Under Siege is his best movie he’s done, then this one is a pathetic step back from that achievement.

Ryback’s brother has died and embarks on a train ride with his niece to visit his final resting place as well as fixing some shit, but then he gets caught again in a huge problem since psychotic computer geek Travis Dane (Eric Bogosian) and his deadly sidekick Penn (Everett McGill) take over the train to make it a rolling satellite operations center in order to recover his satellite which was taken from him by the nasty US Government. The purpose: Use the satellites weapon, a particle beam and blow a huge fucking hole in the Pentagon’s ass and destroy the entire east coast; it’s that powerful. Now its up to our hero Ryback and new sidekick Bobby (Morris Chestnut) to save the day.

The moment the movie starts rolling and that awful music from Basil Pouledouris begins its fanfare you know you’re in for a very bad ride. This fucking movie feels so rushed its like director Geoff Murphy tried to outdo Clint Eastwood in how fast can you make a film only that he and his screenwriters Richard Hatem and Matt Reeves forgot all about storytelling and focused on the cheese. And it’s fucking Limburger Cheese because the action sequences are lame and uninspired, the FX is horseshit even by 1995 standards and the plot is totally laughable to the point of disbelief. That whole damn thing about the “ghost satellites” was so fucking lame no wonder this country is as fucked as it is if it were in the real life. Oh well, at least the ever-predictable train crash was quite cool… if you can pass by the obvious fact that it’s a toy train (you can tell so easily, another reason why they FX is bullshit).

Seagal was decent in the first one but over here, he’s a fucking cement block and sleepwalks through the entire movie with his character never ending with more than a bullet scratch. Eric Bogosian hams up the scenery to the point of ridicule, it’s as if he’s playing Barry Champlain once again throughout the entire movie. The rest of the cast is wasted, and no breast showing this time, not even from Katherine Heigl, who play’s Seagal’s niece.

The franchise is now officially destroyed, forget that this one exists, and stick with the original one instead. 0-5

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User Comments

4/09/10 Jeff Wilder Some good action. Bogosian and Mcgill not up to Jones and Busey's standards as villains. 3 stars
6/22/09 Aaron Smith My absolute favorite Seagal movie. Love train movies. And Katherine Heigl. 4 stars
2/13/07 johnnyfog Sattelite earthquake maker? Could have done without that 2 stars
3/27/06 Brian Meyer "Kiss the cook"! Segal's sequel is kick-ass! 5 stars
1/02/06 Anthony Feor Probably one of the best sequels i have ever seen 4 stars
11/23/05 Maker Really cool!!! Better than Die Hard!!! 5 stars
11/20/05 Frank Rountree I liked it, Segal was great! Good story. 4 stars
10/09/05 tony Sex,violence and explosions.And that is why this movie is better than the first! 4 stars
9/17/05 Michael Same recipe ... totally unbelievable ... great stuff!! 4 stars
3/08/05 Carolyn Rathburn Thrilling love the action, Segal doesn't need the scenes speeded up though. 4 stars
10/31/04 Charles S. Lewis anything below 4 stars...you folks need your heads examined! 5 stars
10/11/04 Al Guy It had guns and Karate/Aikido. Entertaining. 4 stars
12/16/03 God CRAPPPPPPPPPP!!!!!!!!! 1 stars
6/22/03 cochese The first one was the ONLY watchable Segal movie ever. This one is a travesty. 2 stars
3/18/03 Jack Sommersby Has none of the flair or spirit of the original. Disposable in every sense. 2 stars
2/20/03 Zefram Mann Worth it just for the villain. He's got some great moments. 3 stars
2/19/03 Matthew Jones Good storyline, acting, and fighting, as well as a hot girl (his niece). Nothing better. 5 stars
1/30/03 Sugarfoot Pretty bad movie, but definitley a guilty pleasure. 2 stars
7/19/02 Shams Huque Just as "good" as the first. 4 stars
2/01/02 Rampage What a load of shit... Amen to that, spork-girl! 1 stars
1/18/02 Andrew Carden Quite Good...The Action Scenes Are Very Realistic. Nice Script. 4 stars
6/14/01 Super Nintendo Chalmers go see Swordfish instead of this BS 2 stars
4/01/01 Jesse L not bad. i like katherine heigl. what a fox. seagal is a blowhard 3 stars
12/07/00 kyz payne total and uta crap 1 stars
12/02/00 Phil Sorry Spork, this one is not that BAD. Cool ending. 4 stars
11/27/00 Cristopher Revilla Fuck, waste of time, and i own this shit, i should burn it 2 stars
10/24/99 Lame-Oh no good 1 stars
10/19/99 CHOPARD Very bad 1 stars
7/04/99 Ben Leostein Rating: *½ (out of ****) Category: "Below Average" 2 stars
6/04/99 Ah Dooey BORING 1 stars
4/01/99 The Incredible Sulk Bad rehash of the Die Hard Trilogy and Money Train 1 stars
12/15/98 Binky You pat to see Seagal, you have to expect a piece of shit. This is what you get. 1 stars
10/24/98 Johny A rehash of Under Siege, which was a rehash of Die Hard...etc 2 stars
10/01/98 Paul Scripts don't get anymore original. Yeah right. 2 stars
9/04/98 pooky the bald Sincerely awful. Spork's review is great. Where's Erika Elaniak's breasts? 1 stars
8/31/98 MikeF ok for this type of movie. 3 stars
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  14-Jul-1995 (R)
  DVD: 17-Dec-1997



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