‘Code Of Honor’ [Blu-ray + Digital HD]
(Steven Seagal, Helena Mattsson, Craig Sheffer, Louis Mandylor, James Russo, et al / Blu-ray / R / 2016 / LGF)
Overview: Colonel Robert Sikes is on a mission to rid his city of crime. As a stealthy, one-man assault team, he will take on street gangs, mobsters, and politicians with extreme prejudice until his mission is complete. His former protégé, William Porter, teams up with the local police department to bring his former commander to justice and prevent him from further vigilantism.
Blu-ray Verdict: In truth, and back to using just three words in his movie titles, Steven Seagal’s 'Code of Honor' is a fair watch. It’s the regular good versus bad story. However, there is twist in the end, which actually, for my money, works and makes the portions through the movie of dipping action a bit more tolerable. The writing is okay also, although its interesting to see Seagal take on the baddies one-by-one. Back in his heyday he was all about being limber, being knee deep in martial arts moves to win every en masse battle. Here, well, he basically stays put in the same spot, allowing them to come at him, dropping them one at a time regardless!
Sure Michael Winnick's direction could have been a wee bit sharper, but the cinematography and editing are very passable. Thankfully though, as he still does manage to carry a movie, Seagal is back to what he does best: Kicking ass and taking names! He also has less dialogue here in ‘Code Of Honor‘, and a seemingly reduced amount of actual screen time, but when he’s on screen he remains tough enough to continue his quest for vengeance. A good Saturday night flick, for sure, and Seagal back to being as “believable” as he might ever have once been! This is a Widescreen Presentation (1.78:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs.