Can General Commander Bring Steven Seagal Back to Action Relevance?

TVOvermind | 3/21/2012 | Tom
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It’s too easy to take potshots at Steven Seagal right now since he’s older, he’s heavier, and his legacy hasn’t quite cemented itself as well as one would have thought. Back in the day when the action movies were coming fast and furious and it was cool to see people beaten with an inch of their lives, limbs broken, the bad guys being flung all around, Seagal was one of the absolute best, in terms of being fun to watch. But behind the scenes he was wracking up lawsuits and Razzie’s like few others possibly could. Bringing him back to action relevance at this point is something that few people in their right mind would think is entirely possible, but keeping his career in the direct to DVD movies or direct to streaming is still feasible. After all let’s be entirely fair here, while he does play a certain type of character ALL THE TIME he does make it somewhat fun now and again since the old-school way that he breaks people down kind of brings back fond memories.

But considering how much legal trouble he’s been through in the past, both recent and decades ago, it would seem that he’s too much of a liability to bring back to the big screen in a significant way. Plus, if anyone remembers the last time he was in a film that was set to make some real noise they might recall that he was the villain, something you don’t see too often with Seagal. In the film Machete he actually played the big bad that knocked the hero around a bit and then acted as though being stabbed wasn’t a big deal. That’s just one reason though why his action relevance is not longer all that possible since thinking back upon his...
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