Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Jean-Claude Van Damme actually makes me want to watch a Jean-Claude Van Damme movie


Humility is the greatest form of audience accessibility for a performer, and in Jean-Claude Van Damme's case, it's welcome sight to see him playing a character more interesting than all the blowhard one liner faux-heroes of his past: himself.



JCVD looks funny, in a mockingly self-conscious celebrity sort of way, but grounded with just enough reality to make Van Damme the man a sympathetic character. Hopefully all the hype and positive film festival circuit buzz doesn't inflate him with too many delusions of comeback grandeur, but a middle aged former action star with a sense of humor in a decent movie isn't too bad either.



Next up, Jean-Claude Van Damme's career comeback in Jerry Bruckheimer's CSI: Belgium.

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