Sniper: Special Ops
Sniper: Special Ops is a 2016 action war drama film written and directed by Fred Olen Ray. It is part of a series of Steven Seagal‘s direct-to-video movies following the failure Half Past Dead, and has been declared by most of Seagal's fans as one of his worst films of all time, scoring a 3.2 on IMDb.
This film is unrelated to the long-running Sniper film series starring Tom Berenger.
A Special Ops Military Task Force, led by Sergeant Vic Mosby (Tim Abell) with a veteran sniper Sergeant Jake Chandler (Steven Seagal) as "Over Watch" during a mission are sent to a remote village in Afghanistan to extract an American Congressman being held hostage by the Taliban.
Why It Sucks
- Despite the title, Seagal's character only uses his sniper rifle in the very first scene of the film.
- Extremely confusing and poorly written story.
- Abysmal acting, which ranges from dull and lifeless to downright hammy and over-the-top.
- Lame and otherwise pathetic action sequences that rely too much on stunt doubles, as expected from Seagal's other straight-to-video films.
- Most of Seagal's lines are delivered in a low, slow and mumbling voice making it really difficult to understand what he's saying.
- Very poor special effects.
- The film was evidently made to cash on the success of the Lone Survivor and [[mh:greatestmovies:American Sniper|American Sniper}}. And it shows.