The plot is simple, yet interesting and well developed. Kudos to the writers for taken their profession seriously and making a refreshing action flick. The dialog is riveting, full of intensity energy. At no point was I confused about where we where in the story or what was happening. Scenes were well sequenced and smoothly transitioned. The effects rivaled any big budget masterpiece like Kung Fury or Starship Troopers.Lutz does a terrific job in his portrayal of an emotionally torn marine in search of vengeance. His acting is only rivaled by his tremendous looks. Each of his scenes keeps you <more>
exceedingly enthralled with his stage performance only to be surpassed by several tasteful scenes where he shows off his magnificent physique. Rourke plays an excellent villain. His mysterious accent which is a mix of French, Arabic and drug overdose some times warrants random subtitles throughout the movie. His characters motivation is well rooted in the plot which makes every encounter with him that much more meaningful. The supporting actor Bayu delivers a stellar performance of a Muslim that doesn't trust American's but after a couple wacky action scenes together quickly becomes his best friend.The action scenes remain consistently exciting. The lack of real bullet physics, wonderfully outlandish magazine capacities and weapon reloads keeps the action top notch and none stop. I am anxiously awaiting Java Heat 2 as this is easily one of the best action movies out there today. No doubt Conor Allyn has a long and successful directing career ahead. I highly recommend this masterpiece.