Not really the kind of film I expected it to be, if I'm honest. It was more like a drama with the odd action set piece scattered throughout, than just an out an out action film. I think it was maybe Van Damme trying to show his more serious acting credentials, and to be honest with you, he's not that bad at all.
But it's not enough to make this a great film. As it is, it's basically just JCVD being serious and a bit punchy in a film that takes itself very seriously. It's trying to be an epic without really having the cast, the budget or the equipment.
It's shot very low-key, when the story and the sets all felt like they needed something bigger and more powerful to showcase their grandeur. It's a shame, but given a bigger budget, maybe some better support characters and tightening of the script, it could've been one of Van Damme's best.