A review gives it a 7 of 10 and says it's like the Matrix and 1984. I have seen 1984, and this is no 1984. It goes on to say "You have to be rather patient for the action scenes. There's a brief opening gun battle in the dark at the beginning, then a couple of short gunfights in the middle. Things don't really kick in until the finale. If you're patient enough to sit through the quiet, dramatic, emotional scenes, you may find yourself rewarded."
What the review neglects to say is that the special effects in the battles consists of what appears to be stop motion photography on par with Sinbad fighting the skeleton in The 7th Voyage of Sinbad from 1958. The reward you will find is delivered by the icepick you will shove through your temple in an attempt to make this piece of crap leave your mind. I still cannot reconcile the fact that he kills a whole bunch of people, rescues a puppy (at great personal risk) then kills a whole bunch more people without remorse. I guess the moral of the story is that puppies are cute.
Please, save yourself the time and expense, don't see this movie. Read the synopsis of the film over at The Movie Spoiler. If you still want to see it, then I feel for you.
I am a big fan of good, and sometimes not so good, sci-fi movies and cannot comprehend why anyone likes this thing. What makes this a real shame is that a lot of quality actors are totally wasted. Sean Bean, Emily Watson, Taye Diggs and Christian Bale, who was brilliant in American Psycho.
I have found it helpful to do the stretching exercises my physical therapist recommends. Do some core strengthening exercises, such as the ones highlighted at The Mayo Clinic. By keeping your core strong, your back won't put itself in a position to cause that sciatica pain you are having.