Ex-US special forces officer Mike Riggins (Dolph Lundgren), now imprisoned in a Russian jail, is given a chance at freedom and wealth if he can rescue Ana, a kidnapped American woman. Shortly after finding her, Mike learns that it was all a setup and that he was actually hired to kidnap her and bring her out into the open where she is unprotected. As they are pursued by unknown groups, it's up to Mike to keep them both alive and out of the firing line as he tries to discover the truth about Ann.
This movie shows a quarter century of Dolph's 'acting' experience. You'd think he'd feel the role, especially having done national service. You'd expect a rainbow of body & facial expression with a dulcet melodic voice & snappy humour. Sadly he's the same teutonic machine in every film, every decade, except he no longer looks good. For a karate champ, his fighting is straight & rigid.
What does he prove ? The colder the country, the colder the people ? Does the media feed us films like this to instill the notion that we must be soul-less machines, to serve the corporate good ? Come on Mr. Lundgren, either present a cheerful, positive role model to young men, or retire.