A passenger train has been hijacked by an electronics expert and turned into an untraceable command center for a weapons satellite. He has planned to blow up Washington DC and only one man can stop him, former Navy SEAL Casey Ryback.
Most certainly a lesser sequel, but maybe not quite so "lesser" as you might have heard, or as you might expect from prior experience with this sort of thing. It's basically the same story as the first with one form of mass-transit switched out for another, but that's not enough of a criticism to leave _Dark Territory_ dead in the water. _Final rating:★★★ - I liked it. Would personally recommend you give it a go_.
_**One-man army on a train in the Colorado Rockies with Steven Seagal**_ On a train trip through the Rockies with his niece (Katherine Heigl), Casey Ryback (Steven Seagal) has to take on a band of ruthless terrorists who are using the train for a mobile headquarters as they hijack a destructive satellite weapon created by the head terrorist (Eric Bogosian). Everett McGill plays the lead heavy, looking like an evil Race Bannon. “Under Siege 2: Dark Territory” (1995) is a worthy follow-up to the 1992 film; it may not be as good story-wise, but it has superior locations due to it taking place on a train traveling through the mountains as opposed to the more one-dimensional ship at sea. If you’re in the mood for a train flick that’s streamlined and filled with action you can’t go wrong. Sure, the action is sometimes implausible, but it helps if you view Ryback (Seagal) as a superhero without the gaudy costume in the manner of John McClane, Rambo or James Bond. Comparing it to train thrillers, it’s not great like “Runaway Train” (1985), but it’s about on par with the horrific “Train” (2008), the Western “Breakheart Pass” (1975) and the realistic “Unstoppable” (2010). Other than Heigl, the lovely Sandra Taylor and Brenda Bakke are featured on the feminine front. The movie runs 1 hour, 40 minutes, and was shot mostly in the Colorado Rockies. GRADE: B