A dire action movie that launched an even worse franchise evades capture on Netflix
Despite lending his name to a massive volume of forgettable VOD actioners,
Wesley Snipes hasn’t starred in anywhere near as many sequels as you may think.
In fact, the martial artist and actor has only reprised two roles throughout his entire career, with one of them obviously being Blade.
The other is
The Art of War’
s Agent Neil Shaw, but even Snipes was smart enough to duck out of the third installment.
The opener arrived in the summer of 2000, when the leading man was still riding
the crest of the wave generated by the success of his debut as Marvel’s Daywalker, but it ended in complete and utter failure.
Christian Duguay’s banal actioner couldn’t come anywhere close to recouping its $60 million budget at the box office,
with a 16 percent Rotten Tomatoes score highlighting just how much of a disaster
The Art of War
turned out to be.
So what happened next? Naturally, Snipes returned eight years later for sequel
, which was sent out into the bargain bin wilderness to die.