Watching The Expendables 2 and JCVD on Blu-ray

19 02 2013

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I liked The Expendables for being a raw, straight-up action flick, and its sequel The Expendables 2 is even better. Now we have more screen time from Arnold and Bruce, and the franchise even develops a sense of humour towards itself.

The thing people always talk about is the unbelievable Chuck Norris cameo, but I was more interested in Jean-Claude Van Damme’s role as the villain  Unlike the scheming mastermind played by Eric Roberts in the first movie, this installment has an antagonist who can actually physically go up against Stallone & company. Van Damme is without question the stand-out of the movie for me, and almost makes me pity him for the fact that he’s not in better movies.

Which brings me to the next movie I watched…

Apparently, Van Damme only has 3 films that are “fresh” on Rotten Tomatoes – Kung-Fu Panda 2, The Expendables 2, and JCVD. In JCVD, Van Damme (acting as himself) is caught in a hostage situation and has to deal with the criminals, one of which being a fan of his. Even though the film might get draggy at parts, it is definitely a unique and interesting one to watch for any fan of Van Damme (which in that case, you probably already have) or any movie lover out there.

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4 responses

19 02 2013
Paragraph Film Reviews

Absolutely loved JCVD – can’t believe a guy with that much talent has been pissing his career away for the past 20 years beating up has-beens and doing any old B-movie! Tragic, but such a great performance.

21 02 2013
Ipodman

You are right, he has been in a lot of B-movies o.O

24 04 2013
Daniel

“The Expendables” are always awesome. Got to meet Arnold a year ago while he was filming “The Last Stand” here in Albuquerque. He has a great personality. Nice guy !!!

25 04 2013
Ipodman

Wow, lucky you! He sure seems like a nice guy…

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