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Best Jean Claude Van Damme movies

  • Aug 5, 2009
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The quintessential Van Damme film - a classic villain (Chong Li), great mis-cast sub-villains: Paco, a latino muy thai fighter, and the female harassing Syrian fighter, Hossein (played by a Phillipino), horrendous overacting (see, the "blinding scene", among many others), an ugly American sidekick (Ray Jackson, aka Ogre from Revenge of the Nerds), a signature move (the Dim Mak) and interesting cultural angles/stereotypes displayed by fighters from around the world, and you have the perfect Van Damme vehicle. No other movie has so masterfully combined top-notch martial arts with unintentional comedy. Mix in an extremely goofy role by future Oscar winner Forest Whitaker, and you have a basic cable classic of epic proportions.
See the full review, "Action and Unintentional Comedy Galore - Van Damme's Finest".
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Van Damme, an ex-French Foreign Legionnaire, fights a series of brutal underground street fights in a tank top tucked into high-riding jeans (aka, the "Marseilles Tracksuit"), reaching the big payday fight against the dangerous Attila, a kitten petting, sunglass wearing, lamb-chopped monster, who fights in a tank top tucked into dress slacks, with leather tassled-loafers as footwear. Briliant. Martial arts: check. Unintentional Comedy: check. Overacting: check.
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See @jrjohnson's comments regarding Twice the Van Dammage. Basically, this film was Two Damme Tough.
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A bad, higher-budget imitation of Bloodsport, with a significant role by Roger Moore. The pinnacle of Roger's career.
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Were Universal Soldier, Cyborg and Timecop different movies? I'm confused.
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See Universal Solider comment.
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Timecop (1994)
See Cyborg comment.
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Van Damme and Dennis Rodman and no Oscars? An outrage!

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September 09, 2009
No JCVD?
September 16, 2009
I know, but I haven't seen it yet so I couldn't add it.
September 16, 2009
You'll have to sooner or later you know. I guess you know from all the reviews though that it's not the norm--absolutely no action to speak of.
 
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Bloodsport Cyborg (movie) Universal Soldier JCVD Hard Target (movie)
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