“Jack (John Edward Lee) and his buddy find themselves in Asia, where they decide to rob a bank. Jack’s got big plans for the money – he wants to spoil his girlfriend (Pim Bubear) who he’s head over heels for. Little does he know, they’ve accidentally crossed paths with the infamous Asian crime lord, Sirankiri (Steven Seagal). Now, Jack’s caught up in a dangerous game of robbing more banks, with both the police and Sirankiri hot on his trail.
Now, let’s talk about my thoughts on this Seagal flick. I gotta admit, it’s been a while since I watched one of his movies, ever since his 1997 film “Fire Down Below.” I know he’s been doing a lot of direct-to-video stuff, but I never really got around to checking them out. But “The Asian Connection” caught my attention because I heard some seriously negative reviews. So, I figured, why not watch it and judge for myself?
And let me tell you, those reviews were spot on. This movie isn’t exactly a masterpiece, no matter how you slice it. Yeah, it’s got a low-budget vibe, but the real issue is how poorly made it is. The direction by Daniel Zirilli is a major letdown. The action scenes are just plain bad, and there’s not a single moment where the film manages to bring any energy or excitement.
Another big problem is that you can’t really connect with any of the main characters. The love story between Jack and his girlfriend is downright laughable at times, and even the stuff with Seagal falls flat. John Edward Lee’s performance is pretty lackluster, and it seems like Seagal is just collecting a paycheck with this one.
All in all, “The Asian Connection” is definitely not a movie that stands out in a good way. It’s got a whole lot of nothing going for it. So, have you watched any other action movies lately that you’d recommend? I’m always up for a thrilling ride!” 🎬🍿