Game of DeathNovember 27, 2010
Secret Ops agent Marcus is sent to Detroit to take out an arms dealer and the head of the hedge fund that is financing him. His CIA backup has other plans and turns on him and it's a fight to survive in a hospital.
Release Year: 2010
Rating: 4.6/10 (2,423 voted)
Stars: Wesley Snipes, Ernie Hudson, Zoe Bell
A diplomat's bodyguard and company are injured in a botched assassination attempt. They're all taken to the same hospital, where the bodyguard teams up with a nurse to protect the diplomat from a team of ruthless assassins. The nurse soon learns that there is more to this sticky situation than expected.
Writers: Jim Agnew, Megan Brown
Security Guy #1
Winning is everything
Release Date: 27 November 2010
Filming Locations: Detroit, Michigan, USA
Box Office Details
Did You Know?
Abel Ferrara exited the project after a few weeks of shooting.
In the vault scene, Redvale says "There you go. A hundred million in hundred-dollar bills", yet the scene shows only two suitcases full of money, when in fact it would be 1 million bills to equal that amount of money in hundreds and would take up much more room – probably filling the vault.
Poor quality action
First of all let me point out that I really love action movies. I just
recently spent time viewing several of Arnold's old movies, which are
all classics! Take Commando – this is my definition of a great action
film: Extremely simple story, but completely packed with some serious
action, with a bad-ass protagonist spitting out cheezy one-liners after
each round of pawnage!
Game of Death fails as a movie in pretty much every way possible. A
simple "Arnold-like" action movie is what it SHOULD be. However, the
people responsible for the film clearly thought that they had a story-
line, actors, and camera-crew that would elevate this film to a
"higher" level – whatever that is. Briefly summarized: The story and
dialogue is a joke – some of the actors did such a poor job it almost
makes some of the scenes embarrassing to watch. The main evil female
agent must be one of the worst performances of 2010 – not to mention
that the director for some reason decided to make most of the poorly
acted dialogue scenes extremely long. So instead of filling the movie
with cool karate-style Wesley Snipes action, the movie is mostly wasted
on the weak story and the terrible acting. Most of the action scenes
were even constantly interrupted by the bad guy having to shoot his
mouth off – blah blah blah… What we WANT is pow pow pow!!!
By the way: The camera work and editing gave me a laugh. For some
reason they have some sudden clips of black'n white shots – and some
other artsy-fartsy filming which is COMPLETELY out of place.
I'll give this movie a 2/10 simply because I enjoy some of Wesley
Snipes unarmed action scenes. But for gods sake don't waste your time
watching this garbage like I did.
Finally a quick appeal to WS:
Please fire your agent – or whoever persuaded you to participate in
Game of Death. You are a cool guy and could renew your franchise of
films where you kick ass again. But make it SIMPLE. A 1:30 film should
have at least 60 minutes of action!!!
And remember to pay your taxes, Nebukanezer
PS: Wesley picks up a Glock 9mm (with silencer) from one of the bad
guys in the hospital. These guns typically have between 15 and 17
rounds (full sized or compact versions). Without reloading the gun I
think Wesley probably fired around 150 shots from this gun.