Wesley Snipes is to this day still a qualified action-star, movies like Passenger 57, Murder at 1600 and the Blade Trilogy made him great. The Art Of War was also a decent action-flick which co-starred Michael Biehn(Terminator, Aliens, The Abyss). On the action-level, it certainly delivered with a great twist at the end (and some good action as well).
Art of War II co-stars Lochlyn Munroe, a comedy actor who has had some excellent roles in “Dead Man On Campus” and “Scary Movie”. The story has nothing to do with the original, so it was purely a marketing-trick. Think of this as Snipes’ former direct-to-DVD movies (Steven Seagal has some of these too) so the budget is limited, just like the acting, the story and so on. Like Seagal, Snipes is also years away from his glory-days. And you can tell.. A dull story, bad camera-work, lame characters and so on.
You can skip this one, even if you love action-films. I still haven’t seen The Marksman with Wesley Snipes, but judging by this painful mess, I am not going to bother. Watch Passenger 57 once again instead..