Ah, the revenge story. From Greek mythology to a Shakespearean tragedy, from Charles Bronson in Death Wish (1974) to Marvel’s The Punisher, stories depicting individuals enacting vengeance on those who have wronged them or their loved ones have been a staple of storytelling for generations. Audiences love the thrill of living vicariously through characters who take matters into their own hands and seek justice when no one else will make things right. Such is the case in the latest Steven Seagal flick, Code of Honor.
Seagal has been an action movie icon for nearly three decades. And while most know him from films like Under Siege (1992), he has been in dozens and dozens of action flicks since his first film, Above the Law in 1988. In Code of Honor, Seagal once again takes on the corrupt, the unjust, and the unlawful with his own brand of kick-ass action complete with gunfire, explosions, and plenty of martial arts action.
Mr. Seagal plays Colonel Robert Sikes, a retired Special Ops operative who has taken it upon himself to rid his city of the dregs of criminal society. No scumbag or thug is off limits as Sikes enacts his own brand of justice on the evildoers that plague his world. His vigilante actions make him a target of law enforcement that are on a mission to stop him while he does his best to stop the criminals he has vows to eradicate. Will Sikes avoid the law and complete his mission, or will his vengeful action be thwarted before he reaches his goal?
With plenty of action and thrills, Code of Honor is an enjoyable revenge flick. Seagal is at his stoic best, and the solid supporting cast is a nice balance to his character’s larger-than-life presence. If you like big action, gunfights, and explosions, Code of Honor will not disappoint.
I do wish there was a behind-the-scenes featurette, but we only get the film’s trailer and other trailers for upcoming films in the Special Features section.
I recommend Code of Honor to Seagal fans and action movie fans alike. It’s action-packed entertainment!
Code of Honor is available now on Blu-ray and DVD.
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