Men of War

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"Killers for hire are paid for what they can do, not for what they believe... until today."
  • R
  • 1994
  • 1 hr 43 min
  • 5.6  (4,498)

Men of War is a 1994 action-adventure movie directed by Perry Lang, starring Dolph Lundgren, Charlotte Lewis, BD Wong, and others. The movie starts with a group of mercenaries led by Nick (Dolph Lundgren) being hired to end the civil war on a tropical island, called Turoro. The island has two factions engaged in a bloody conflict that has put the local population at risk. Nick and his team accept the assignment, despite the fact that it involves risking their lives for a bunch of strangers in a remote location.

Upon reaching the island, the group quickly realizes that the situation is not as straightforward as they thought. Firstly, the local population is not willing to cooperate with them. They are viewed as outsiders who have come to profit from the war. Secondly, the two factions, which Nick believed were fighting for political reasons, are actually involved in a dispute over a precious mineral that exists only on this island. The factions are led by Colonel Takeda (Tia Carrere), who controls most of the mineral deposits, and General Tran (Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa), who wants to take control of the entire island.

Added to this, the group faces betrayal and treachery from members of their own team. Jim (BD Wong), one of Nick's team members, defects to Colonel Takeda's faction, leaving Nick and his team at a disadvantage. Nick is forced to take on Colonel Takeda's faction by himself, and with the help of only a few remaining loyal members of his team, he embarks on a mission to take down the enemy stronghold.

As the movie progresses, Nick and his team face various challenges as they inch closer to their ultimate objective. The group is attacked multiple times, and several members are killed in the process, leaving Nick and others deep in danger. The movie also explores Nick's struggles with his past and his reasons for being a mercenary. We get glimpses into Nick's history, which add depth to his characterization and provide context to his actions throughout the movie.

Men of War is an engaging action-adventure movie that keeps the viewer engaged for the entirety of its 103-minute run time. The movie's plot is not unique, but it has enough twists and turns to keep the audience interested. The characters are well portrayed, and the actors do a good job of bringing their respective roles to life. The movie has plenty of action sequences that are thrilling to watch and well choreographed. However, the movie does fall short in some respects, such as the lack of exploration of some of the characters' backgrounds, which could have made the movie more engaging.

Dolph Lundgren delivers his usual action-hero performance and does a good job of portraying Nick's internal struggles. Charlotte Lewis, who plays Loki, a Turoro resident, is engaging and brings depth to her character. BD Wong and his character take a backseat in the plot but are critical to the movie's overall narrative.

In conclusion, Men of War is a well-made action-adventure movie that has its flaws but is an entertaining watch overall. The movie's plot is not unique, but it is well executed, and the action sequences are top-notch. The characters are well-portrayed, and their struggles add depth to the plot. Men of War is a must-watch for fans of action movies and those who love Dolph Lundgren's work.

Men of War is a 1994 action movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 43 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.6.

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    5.6  (4,498)