Assassination Games (2011) is not a Jean-Claude Van Damme movie I remember, watch a Lionheart (1990) instead with Van Damme that is the real movie. This movie however Is not a JCVD movie! I love the "classic" Van Damme action movies that I grew up. Direct to video movies he made that I like are The Order, Replicant, In Hell, Wake of Death, 6 Bullets, Pound of Flash and Until Death. This movie however sucks ass! This one is horrible. Boring, almost pathetic. It seems that action stars who aren't successful anymore, like Van Damme or Wesley Snipes, are making movies in Romania, mostly cheap action movies which apparently want to cash in on the old reputation of these action stars. Pathetic. Again: This movie is no fun at all, save your money.
I'll never understand the praise for this film. I'm sure someone will try to explain it to me...please feel free. Cinematography that has a Poor-Yellow Color on everything, Van Damme in 'Zombie Mode', an ending that is just 'a Remote-Controlled Gun in a Lame Way', lack of excitement/thrills/action, zero chemistry between its' leads, and a boring as hell storyline. The dialogue is horrible, not watchable, the color is yellow. Jean-Claude Van Damme and Scott Adkins gave the worst performances of their life's! The action is terrible, the martial arts are not in this movie at all. All the time I kept seeing yellow color, thank god I did not pre order this movie on Blu-ray cause it so suck.
I don't get why anyone likes this movie? Why is 6,2 on IMDb? I don't get it. This movie is a poor movie not a Van Damme I remember. I don't care for this crappy movie. It is boring and doesn't deserve the high rating on IMDb. I will never watch it again! What a waste of 2 great on screen martial artists! Scott Adkins also was the king in The Legend of Hercules and he sucked in that too. His acting is rough around the edges and it does bother me.
This movie is just terrible, awful and I don't get it. I would rather watch The Killer (1989) with Chow Yun Fat and director John Woo than this poor lame Ernie Barbarash crappy movie. No martial arts in here, no epic fights really nothing! Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning (2012) at least had an epic fights between Van Damme and Adkins, this movie has nothing, pat poor lines from two stars. This movie get's an 1 from me :P.
Assassination Games is a 2011 American action film directed by Ernie Barbarash, and starring Jean-Claude Van Damme and Scott Adkins. The film was released in the United States on July 29, 2011.
1/10 Grade: F Studio: Samuel Goldwyn Films Sony Pictures Home Entertainment Starring: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Scott Adkins Director: Ernie Barbarash Producers: Justin Bursch, Brad Krevoy, Patrick Newall Screenplay: Aaron Rahsaan Thomas Rated: R Running Time: 1 Hr. 41 Mins. Budget: $8.000.000 Box Office: $3,400,000