I didn't really see any point in watching Submerged since I gathered it wasn't really a martial arts movie but another shoot'em up film. I decided to give the film a chance, though. Well.. the first thing that I noticed was that seven people were shot dead from close range using handguns during the first five minutes. Next some crude graphic language by prisoners. When a civilian woman herding goats was blown up, I was about ready to stop watching the dvd.
Its not that I couldn't watch violent action films, I know I have watched them a lot, probably too much. Yet this movie doesn't have so much to do with action, more in my view about killing human beings and gratuitous violence. It was not very believable that US army would let one of their teams go awol, that an agent looking like a thin model girl was "one of the best field agents". She accepts the gig without any questions as to what it is about, and Seagal's character runs around dressed in a leather jacket cracking jokes while cracking skulls.
One memorable quote from this movie was "Lets go kill some people".. Indeed I count that about 30 people are killed during the first 30 minutes of the movie. Important, the plot nor the action is NOT interesting enough to keep any interest up, no matter how many subs or limos they show. Over 40 ppl in the film are killed, people blown up, decapitated, burned alive, shot. In the end the killers sit in the sun at a pool, sipping on drinks, reminiscing. I found the violence disgusting. And there was no Aikido either. I give the film 0 stars.