Steven Seagal är väl ingen skådis, han är väl bara sämst?
Seagal has produced many of the movies that he stars in, and has also participated in writing and directing-- inevitably to expand his character's superhuman abilities and reputations within the film. Seagal's roles do not fit the standard action hero archetype; instead, Seagal's characters are usually "born perfect," displaying no limitations, character flaws, or character development (as is typically included in the story arc for most action heroes). Instead, Seagal's characters are often associated with attributes given to action movie antagonists or villains, such as clandestine government associations (Under Siege), great wealth and high-level corporate ties (On Deadly Ground), high-level biochemical research skill (The Patriot), etc. Seagal's characters always hold all the cards, and cannot be beaten or even slowed down; indeed, such characters seem to underscore Seagal's egocentric and irrational nature, which are only enabled by film-success into "meltdown." Indeed, critics have often observed that Seagal's films serve simply to showcase his public indulgences of his private insecurities, even owing such to "mental disorders and arrested development."
This invincible, perfectly controlled, and often depraved/sadistic protagonist is found disturbing to even the most hard-core audiences, and may be partially to blame for his lack of success in recent years. While his acting performance in Above The Law gained praise from the likes of Roger Ebert, Seagal has repeatedly faced criticism from both actors and fans who accuse him of playing "the same character" in many of his movies, as well as displaying a lack of emotional range-- in addition to self-indulgent egotism and disturbed fantasy. In fact, some people refer to embracing typecasting as "Seagalism."
Ethno-postmodernism in an Albert Speer pattern dominates.