There is a full contact fighting tournament in Hong Kong. It is supposedly hush-hush but everyone seems to know about it.
JCVD skips the army to be there.
There are way too many pointless flashbacks, although it was funny to hear the kid playing a young JCVD have to force out an equally atrocious accent.
A big fella played by Ogre from Revenge of the Nerds and JCVD become buddies, so he occasionally has a reason for dialogue I guess.
There must be 40 speaking roles in this film, made for an American audience, and I swear only 4 had English as a first language, two army guys, Ogre and someone I forgot.
Bolo Yeung is the bad guy and appeared in a few JCVD films, he is a good bad guy, crazy eyes, muscles on muscles, can’t help but overact and the master of terrible voiceover dubbing.
After Bolo calmly messes up Ogre JCVD takes him down in the final with 4 spinning kicks, then for some reason JCVD and Ogre confess their love for one another!
1 – Why is he French?
His parents moved from France to the US to make wine. (I am not making that up.)
2 – Who is he saving/helping?
The memory of some kid.
3 – Who is the Bad Guy(s)?
Bolo Yueng, looking so buff that he might have swum for the women’s Olympic team, and other fighters from many lands.
4 – Does he do the splits?
5 – Is he shirtless in the film?
Is the Pope Catholic?
6 – Does he hold poses after the final punch/kick? (Usually in slo-mo!)
7 – Is the soundtrack full of ‘orrible cheesy toons?
As cheesy as 80s hair rock gets.
8 – Are there any other recognisable actors in the film?
A few, Bolo, Ogre and a young Forest Whitaker, (Academy Award winner!)
9 – Is there a love interest? (Or at least some tit!)
10 – Is the damme thing any damme good?
Yeah. It actually holds up well aside from the music, if you can ignore the cheese.
Verdict – Hard to sum up a plotless movie but this is still actually entertaining.