Hesitating in the moment he is about to kill the rebel leader, Nikolai fails and is captured. Rather than being killed outright, he is forced to undergo a shamanic initiation ritual. The ingestion of the poison of a local scorpion, and his initiation ceremony, including scarification (a scorpion), give him a new identity and role in the world — the Red Scorpion.
User Reviews: This is one of the better Dolph Lundgren movies, whom I believe to be one of the most overlooked action stars. The movie bumps along, but in the end the story hangs together. Dolph is the king of B action movies, it’s disappointing he never got to get a chance to star in a major big budget film.