An Eye for an Eye was somewhat of a surprise to me. Not a Norris film that is mentioned about much, but why that is the case I don' know. If you like action films with Chuck Norris in them, you will love this one.
True the acting is not the best, even from a cameo type of perfromance from none other than Christopher Lee- who comes across as an 80s answer to Charles Dance's character in Last Action Hero.
Norris I have to say, and will defend is not a bad actor. He's better than Stallone or Arnie- and there comes a time where you have to give Norris some credit here. He's a bit of a cult legend now but back in the day it was always about Stallone and Arnie, hell even Bruce Willis got in on the act. But Norris has starred in at least ten decent films and coupled together with the fact that he did most of his own stunts and was an actual martial arts professional fighter, he ranks as my favourite 'action hero', no question.
Along with a decent plot, merit should also go to director Steve Carver- Carver and Norris would work again and you can see why. Carver had a real ability for direction, even in a film that probably would never have got such a wide release.
There are plenty of classic Chuck moments here too. A one punch knock out to an annoying guy. A stare out to someone attempting to tow his car away- guess who wins? And a 30 second demomition job to a boxing punch bag. It's all here.
No one is suggesting that this is breaking the mold. But if you want to switch off for a while, and for some much needed escapism you can't go wrong with some Chuck Norris action. Oh and watch out for a wicked performance from Shaft himself- Richard Roundtree.