China Salesman (NR)
China is represented in the form of Yan Jian (Dong-Xue Li), an ultra-intelligent IT engineer who goes to North Africa to help his telecommunications company win a competition where the grand prize is providing 3G coverage to the continent. Unfortunately, their chief rivals, represented by a diabolical, oily-ass French spy (Clovis Fouin), will do anything to make sure that doesn’t happen. And that includes setting off a possible civil war our protagonist becomes integral in trying to diffuse.
You’re probably wondering why I haven’t yet mentioned Mike Tyson or Steven Seagal (billed in the opening credits as “Steve Seagal”), since they’re the ones plastered all over the promotional material. That’s mostly because I’m still trying to figure out what the hell they’re doing in this movie. Tyson plays a vengeful African (wait till you hear his “accent”!) who aids in the spy’s mission, while Seagal is a mercenary turned bar owner who sells guns on the side. But don’t worry, folks — there is a lengthy, prop-obliterating fight where these two out-of-it muhfuckas try to act through it as if they’re still in their prime.