Hey gang, Valkor here. One of my favorite action films that I can watch a zillion times over even to this day is “I Come in Peace” aka “Dark Angel”. It stars Dolph Lundgren as a cop who fights off an alien drug dealer. It's a total B-movie, but it's so much fun to watch (in my opinion). Well, the guy that played that bad ass alien, Matthias Hues, is back in another actioner not starring Dolph, but it comes with a title that just screams “this is gonna be bad ass” called “Ultimate Justice”. How can I pass on this? The answer “I can’t!”
Ultimate Justice kicks off with a security strike force on a mission where they must infiltrate and attempt to secure “a package” (hostage) from a group of terrorists. The mission was a success, but in the process, a few of the team’s members were captured. Against orders from his partner Hans (Wolfgang Riehm), our hero of the story Gus (Mark Dacascos) and a few of his crew go back and rescue the captured teammates, but it’s not without lives loss. In the end, Gus quits the force he and Hans built; they sell the company and seemingly go their separate ways.
Fast-forward and Gus is celebrating his new found wealth with a party; Hans unexpectedly shows up, but he’s more than welcome at the event and meets Michaela (Sandra Tauro), whom Gus also has eyes. In the end, she chooses Hans and the two go off, get married, and have a child together. Fast-Forward eight years where Gus and Hans reunite, with Gus bringing along some new eye candy. They start the night out with laughs, food, and drinks, but later Michaela tells Gus that Hans has been acting weird but being mad cryptic about what's really wrong with him. She asks Gus if he could talk to him about it. And what Gus learns is that Hans feels like he’s being watched. But Gus tells him that maybe he misses his past life and leaves things at that. Well, Hans turned out to be right as a group of masked men break into his house, give him a beatdown, rape and kill Michaela and kidnap their daughter. When Gus learns what happened, he decides to get the old crew together, discover who did this to his friend and end their existence all while saving Hans’ daughter.
The rest of the tale deals not only with the team reuniting, but also dealing with some of their issues, them shaking down some of the bad guys in an attempt to locate the main baddies, with all of it leading up to a major twist in the story that will rock their worlds. And it might give you, the viewer, a jostle. I know I was a bit stunned.
Matthias Hues plays “Radowsky”, who is basically the muscle of the team. But as much as I'd like he isn’t the real star of the show; I mean I’m pleased he was in it, but I have to give early props to Mike Möller aka “Benny” who has some serious moves. He’s fluid as fuck and his actions are well choreographed – the dude is a short bad ass and I enjoyed every moment he threw a punch or kick on screen. Get this man more starring action roles, please!
Ultimate Justice is all kinds of awesome packed inside of 94 minutes! Right from the jump, things kick off with an intense rescue that sets the stage for the rest of the film. The film is not as fast-paced as I’d have liked, but it is very well balanced and evenly paced that things never grow dull. But it’s all about the action and Ultimate Justice doesn’t hold back! Necks are slit, men are tortured, bullets fly and there’s a whole mess of baddies who get a serious ass whooping! The story isn’t the greatest, but it’s watchable and I thought the twist ending worked well. Finally, the acting isn’t the greatest, but it isn’t terrible; I mean you don’t walk into a film called “Ultimate Justice” and expect Academy Award-winning performances; all I wanted was a decent story, with some top-notch action and I’m 100% all in, to which this film does not let me down! In the end, Ultimate Justice is pure testosterone-driven fun that’s totally worth the price of admission!
Ultimate Justice isn’t perfect, but it isn’t terrible either. And if I have any complaints about the film, I think it might come across as nitpicking. But I don’t have any major issues; I just wanna enjoy the ride!
Ultimate Justice is available now on DVD and digital formats, but I’d also like to see it on Blu-Ray in the future. If you’re a die-hard action fan, then this is one film you wouldn’t want to pass up, as there’s lots of everything that one can enjoy. I highly recommend it! And out of TOV 5 stars, I’m giving Ultimate Justice a 4.5.