Monday, October 13, 2008
Let's face it: for the past decade or so, the Muscles from Brussels has been on the receiving end of a lot of jokes. In the post-YouTube world, it has been really tough to take Van Damme and the lot of his action B-movie colleagues seriously. Which is why this trailer really caught us off guard. Van Damme gets meta? Say it ain't so, Joe! The conceit is an interesting take on the state of action stars, and action movies in general. We hope that the idea stays fresh for more than the first act and plays out more like Dog Day Afternoon (except with Van Damme), rather than ninety minutes of "JCVD is old and broke" jokes.