Friday, July 8, 2011
JCVD 1995 – 1996
JCVD kicks a guy in the face while wearing ice-skates – how cool is that! JCVD also plays goalie for the Pittsburgh Penguins!
This is basically Die Hard in a Hockey Arena. It was one of the better Die Hard rip-offs that came out. Plus it had a wicked trailer – one of my favorite trailers for a JCVD movie!
In the trailer they show that the Vice President is being held for ransom along with everyone in the stadium – the patrons don’t know what’s going on, but JCVD does, since his daughter was also taken.
In the trailer the FBI guy (like in Die Hard) talks to JCVD and says “We are going to play this by the numbers”
Then there is an explosion and JCVD says “What number was that?”
Other than that, its pretty standard stuff, but JCVD makes it all work.
Ringo Lam another John Woo type HK director, directed this JCVD movie and it’s actually really good. He would team later with JCVD again for IN HELL (which I have yet to see).
This is part two in the “TWO JCVDs MOVIE SERIES” which started with Double Impact, only here, we don’t see JCVD’s twin brother – he is killed off screen before the movie starts.
This film also has Natasha Henstridge of Species fame. The story is really cool and the action is great and Natasha was looking her best in this movie, so this is basically a total win for all!
JCVD directed this epic along with some help from Frank Dux – Frank Dux is the guy that Bloodsport is based on. In Bloodsport JCVD plays Frank Dux.
This movie is pretty cool. See JCVD is a good director when it comes to the fight scenes. I mean they are amazing and all the different style of fighters in the last act really prove that JCVD knows how to get a cast together. No actors, just real fighters doing their own style.
The movie itself is ok, I mean it’s a basic story, but you know, it was a good first movie to direct because it was similar to Bloodsport which was a winner, so there you have it!
And really, this movie is much better than people give it credit for.