Nout Special About This One
Sergeant Vic Mosby (Tim Abell) and expert sniper Sergeant Jake Chandler (Steven Seagal) are part of a special ops team sent into a remote Afghan village to find and retrieve a congressman being held prisoner by the Taliban. And they succeed in getting the congressman out but in the ensuing fire fight Jake ends up staying behind to help an injured soldier. Back home Vic wants to return to rescue the men he left behind but is ordered by Lieutenant Colonel Jackson (Dale Dye) to retrieve a truckload of munitions instead. Disobeying orders Vic takes his team back to the village to retrieve his stranded soldiers whilst Jake uses his skills to aid from the inside.
Seagal and Van Dam in the same movie, but check the small print as whilst "Sniper: Special Ops" is a Steven Seagal movie it is from his later static selection of movies and the Van Dam in question happens to be the wrestler rather than the muscles from Brussels. It is a shame as just thinking what a Steven Seagal Jean-Claude Van Damme movie might have been like back when they were just starting out kind of makes me wish it happened. Sadly I wish "Sniper: Special Ops" never happened as this is one of those generic action movies which relies more on guns blazing than butt kicking action with all the. and yes Seagal is in the movie but he is hidden behind the hat, dark glasses and spends most of this scenes sitting down and doing none of the stuff he use to do.
In truth "Sniper: Special Ops" is such a generic and unrewarding experience I am clutching at straws to come up with some thing worth mentioning about it. About the only thing is that it is another movie directed by Fred Olen Ray who on one hand is pretty well versed in making these types of action movies yet rather curiously you are just as likely to find him named as director on a made for TV Christmas movie and a few Lifetime movies.
What this all boils down to is that "Sniper: Special Ops" is another generic action movie which relies on less than enthralling gun play to try and entertain. On top of that this is one of those Steven "static" Seagal movies where he hides behind dark glasses for the entire movie and barely breaks a sweat.