Scene of the Week: Above the Law
Steven Seagal may run like he has no bones in his arms but he’s still starred in more kickass action movies than the Hemsworth brothers and that worthless pile of trash Mark Wahlberg put together. I would put his five best movies up against the five best from pretty much any other star (except for Arnold).
He had a totally unique fighting style compared to the other stars of the time like Norris, Van Damme, and Stallone. He wasn’t what I would call a flashy fighter but when you watched him move it felt like every motion had a purpose. He wasn’t just spinning around and doing kicks to get the underwear out of his ass crack.
When you get into Seagal’s late 90’s movies and into the 2000’s, all bets are off. Most of them aren’t worth the film they were printed on. Do they print things on film even? I have no idea. It sounded right as I typed so I’m sticking with it. The point is, when you find a collection of his movies in the bargain bin at Wal-Mart you’re rolling the dice when it comes to quality. I have a rule when it comes to Seagal; if he has a goatee, chances are the movie is gonna stink like a room full of farts.
What doesn’t stink, however, is Steven Seagal’s first big hit movie Above the Law. As Nico Toscani, Seagal made a huge impact in the action world as he wise-cracked and bone-cracked his way through the criminal world. Today is the day for all of those uninformed action fans to get an education what what Seagal used to be all about. So turn your volume up so you can hear him and tie your hair up in a ponytail cause today we’re celebrating the birthday of an action legend. Happy Birthday tulka!