hanging out in Russia with Vladimir Putin, one of few men who could possibly kick his ass, and then I stumbled across this wonderful book. I think the author's blurb should speak for itself:
"Vern, the self-styled ‘outlaw film critic,’ is known to millions for his hilarious reviews on the Ain’t It Cool News website, and is described by Hellboy director Guillermo Del Toro as 'equal parts Hell’s Angels and Pauline Kael... a national treasure!'
"Now, finally, Vern is ready to unleash his magnum opus: an in-depth study of the world's only aikido instructor turned movie star/director/writer/blues guitarist/energy drink inventor — the ass-kicking auteur Steven Seagal. From Above the Law to his Mountain Dew commercials, his entire career is covered in Vern’s inimitable style.
"As Vern himself puts it, Seagalogy is 'a book that will shake the very foundations of film criticism, break their wrists and then throw them through a window.'" There you have it.
Vern. Seagalogy. A Study of the Ass-Kicking Films of Steven Seagal. Updated and expanded edition. London: Titan, 2012. ISBN-13: 9780857687227.Check out Vern's Seagalogy website, and the enlightened reviews of the 2008 or new 2012 edition. Did you know Steven Seagal put out a blues album called "Songs from the Crystal Cave"? For real: 4.4 out of 5 stars. You'd think it'd be higher than #96,517 in music on Amazon. Oh, and the reviews are great.