Watch: Into the Sun 2005 123movies, Full Movie Online – When the governor of Tokyo is killed in his campaign for election, the former CIA agent Travis Hunter is assigned to find the responsible working together with the rookie FBI agent Sean. Travis was raised in Japan, has great connections with the underworld of the streets and is a master in sword and martial arts, trained by a former member of Yakuza. Travis discloses that there is a war between the old and traditional members of Yakuza and the new generation leaded by the deranged and sick Kuroda, who has associated to the Chinese Tong mobster Chen in a powerful drug dealing business. When his fiancée Nayako is brutally and cowardly murdered by one of Kuroda’s men, the mission of Travis becomes a personal issue and he seeks revenge..
Plot: After the assassination of Tokyo’s Governor by Yakuza members, the CIA bureau chief (William Atherton) for Tokyo puts out a call to an agent (Steven Seagal) that had been raised in Japan and trained by ex-Yakuza. Using his former ties, he quickly determines that a war is brewing between old-guard Yakuza members and a young, crazed leader (Takao Osawa) with ties to the Chinese Tong.
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As a Seagal fan I disliked it…
weren’t the late 80’s and first half of the 90’s great people? We have this guy who can’t act but sure as hell kick a punch in movies with mostly no plot at all except for him kicking ass for 90 minutes long. OK, so they did have a little plot but the movies were all about Steven kicking the butts of bad guys. Steven would hit, kick, run, jump etc etc and people would get there bones broken in the nastiest ways. Who can forget the guy with the meat cleaver in “Out for Justice”? The way that was handled: pure testosterone filled ballet! Now it’s the new millennium and the only decent thing our aikido hero has released was Exit Wounds (with lots of help from wire-fu, funny script, good co-stars, a good director, Steven who went to the gym etc etc). OK so Belly of the beast was decent, but not when you consider Steven had a body-double in tons of scenes.
So here is Into the sun, the latest fight fest from Steven and what does it contains:
-An openings scene which has absolutely nothing to do with the rest of the movie. It works for James Bond but not here
* Steven doing pinkypink with his soon-to-be-wife (lame!) About one aikido fighting the first hour of the movie (against a couple of street kids)
* The rest is sword fights to the end
* Unimaginative baddies (I miss those guys from Under Siege 1 & 2, Hard to kill etc)
* Too much uninteresting plot too little fighting.
All Steven needs is a simple plot for him to go on a one-man-rampage across a lot of different locations fighting lots of men to get to his goal… Nothing more, nothing less. That never happens in Into the Sun. Steven just goes from friendly contact to friendly contact to get some info and that’s basically it. Only in the last half hour the flick turns into a revenge-story and we get to see a toned down version of Hard to kill. What was the use of getting all that info in the first hour when the baddies get taken down by Steven out for a revenge motive? Next time someone writes a script for Seagal, just kill someone he loves in the beginning or drop some terrorists in the same location he is. Then get him “a shotgun and a patrol car” and he’ll do the rest.
And make sure he went to the gym before the filming starts… those really close up aikido fights are not very exciting…
Well, I was all cuddled up in front of the TV, beer in hand and ready to have a good laugh when I popped “Into the Sun” into the player. I was pretty disappointed…by it actually being pretty good!
I’ve only recently warmed up to the idea of checking out Steven Seagal’s later films since I’m a big fan of his early work. Films like “Ticker” and “The Foreigner” were so bad I thought I’d leave these direct-to-DVD flicks alone and keep my memory of the dude intact. But I decided to view “Belly of the Beast” quite recently and, despite some hilarious moments and weird dubbing, it was passable. “Into the Sun” was better and on the whole; it’s a heck of an action flick.
It’s low budget origins aren’t terribly noticeable, the fight scenes are well handled (I really liked the sword-play here), the pace is brisk and the actors here are quite decent. It’s true that Steve doesn’t seem to be straining himself too much with his acting but he was OK here and looked pretty good in the fight scenes. I did have a bit of a problem with his child bride but it did create an emotional plight for Steve to really go nuts in the final act and that was well played out.
As for story; “Into the Sun” doesn’t deserve any awards but it’s a fairly solid one that involves huge amounts of bloody deaths and action so I was satisfied. The middle section features less Seagal but a lot of bone crunching and blood spattered deaths that will keep you from falling asleep.
Overall; the flick didn’t deliver what I thought, instead it was much better.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 37 min (97 min)
Genre Action, Thriller
Writer Steven Seagal, Joe Halpin, Trevor Miller
Actors Steven Seagal, Takao Osawa, Juliette Marquis
Country United States, Japan
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Mono
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Laboratory FotoKem Laboratory, Burbank (CA), USA
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Super 35
Printed Film Format Video