"Pound of Flesh"- starring Jean-Claude Van Damme- wasn't a very good movie...It's not terrible though, even occasionally offering a good piece in a mostly subpar puzzle. I'd say that the arc of this review is: "It could've been better...".
"Falcon Rising" is...acceptable. It has a strong cast, a beautiful Brazilian location, good fight scenes and even a dash of inspiration within the writing. But it also lacks focus, cramming in too many characters and ideas, while the plot appears to be building up to something amazing- only to never really get there.
Yet much to my surprise, “Second in Command” turned out to be a thoroughly entertaining action flick. It’s certainly not one of Jean-Claude Van Damme’s stronger efforts, but its breezy pace and seemingly unlimited amount of explosions warmed my heart.