Men Of WarOut of all the movies we have covered for Ass Whoopin Wednesdays, we kept leaving someone out of the spotlight. We covered almost every member of The Expendables crew from Stallone, Statham, Li, Snipes, but we kept leaving out the monster from Sweden known as Dolph Lundgren (Rocky IV). He’s played the main villain in a lot of movies, but very few times has he played the hero and that is why I chose to review Men Of War. Dolph stars as Nick the Swede, a lethal mercenary who is having trouble letting go of his abilities from the past. One day while in Chicago, he is approached by some shady businessmen who need him to complete a job in Asia. All Nick has to do is go to this island and get the islanders to agree to sign a piece of paper allowing the company to come in. When he gets there, Nick figures out that he and his men are in the wrong and he’ll go to battle to fix the wrongs. The film also stars the beautiful Charlotte Lewis (The Golden Child) as Loki, B.D. Wong (Jurassic Park) as Po, Tony Denison (The Amy Fisher Story) as Jimmy G, Tim Guinee (Blade) as Ocker, Don Harvey (Die Hard II: Die Harder) as Nolan, Tommy “Tiny” Lister (Friday) as Blades, Tom Wright (Marked For Death) as Jamaal, Catherine Bell (Bruce Almighty) as Grace Lashield, Trevor Goddard (Mortal Kombat) as Keefer, Kevin Tighe (What’s Eating Gilbert Grape) as Colonel Merrick, Thomas Gibson (Eyes Wide Shut) as Warren, and the film was directed by Perry Lang (Little Vegas). Before we get into the review of the film, let’s check out some of the stats:

Men Of War Stats

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lundgren And Lewis

Dolph Lundgren and Charlotte Lewis

Now I have to talk about a certain stat because it was a little difficult to keep track of while I was watching the film. As far as the kills/knockouts are concerned, I have him at 37, but it could be a lot more because he blew up a lot of the huts and I have no idea if there were causalities. The other thing is that a lot of the other characters in the film got in on the action and they eliminated a lot of guys, but our main focus was Mr. Lundgren. As far as a origin story is concerned, he doesn’t really have one other than the fact that he is a mercenary looking for personal peace. He falls in love with Loki (Lewis) and he has a sexual conquest during the film. As far as whether the love interest/friend/family member is hurt category, I just yes because some of the take a toll before the job is complete and as far as the big boss, he is defeated. One of my conflicts with the film is towards the end of the film when the Colonel is preaching to Nick about family and why he should be on their side. B.D. Wong shows up out of nowhere carrying the heads of the other investors and all of sudden the Colonel is like, “oh the job is over” and tries to walk away. Here they are going all out with over 50 men attacking this tiny island and that one thing makes him change his mind like they had made a mistake. Charlotte Lewis is a smoke show and I enjoyed having her in the film as the love interest and as a strong female character. B.D. Wong is one of the true highlights of the film as he gives the film that comedic relief it needed while at times being serious when needed as well. I was always a huge fan of this film from Lundgren, you should check it out for yourselves. I am giving it four fists out of five for a final grade.

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