29 December 2008, terribly early in the morning

My friends and I watched JCVD on Saturday night. The film is a fictional look at the life of Jean Claude Van Damme, and stars the actor playing himself. The story line jumps around a little bit, but the bulk of the film takes place during a hostage situation in which the cops think Van Damme has snapped and is robbing a post office. Van Damme is amazing in the film: I didn’t realize he could act. The film is really good and lived up to all the hype I had heard about it. It’s surprisingly avant-garde for a Van Damme flick, and a very interesting bit of cinema. I can’t say I’ve seen a film like it before. You should definitely watch this movie.

(This weekend was all about movies. I don’t remember the last time I watched so many in such a short period of time. I also watched Bottle Rockets and the first half of Chungking Express.)

The official JCVD web site.



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