They definitely bought this script on Fiverr. Also, somehow Steve Austin looks like Christian Bale next to Seagal in terms of acting chops. This would be enjoyable if more happened throughout this movie, but unfortunately it’s 85% exposition and canned sound effects.
It’s also more than capable of visually staying competent enough to keep you from remembering you’re watching an ultralow budget action flick. Sort of a Jason X vibe throughout keeps Damage on the track of most late night pay cable action films. “Familiar” is the best way to put it.
For all that it is, it’s not unwatchable or anything. It’s oversimplification makes it a great hangover watch, or as something to throw on while you’re cleaning the house. The moments that aren’t just predictable yammering or Seagal chewing the scenery are great, if fleeting. The finger removal scene, Austin’s occasional action sequence, they’re why anyone would ever watch something like this in the first place.