Must Watch: Officially Badass JCVD Trailer
The muscles from Brussels is back! Well, not officially, but he's at least back in movies. JCVD stars the one-and-only Jean Claude Van Damme in a bank robbery story. You've really got to see it for yourself to understand what makes this such a unique film and why it's not the Van Damme movie you may be imagining. I first caught this up in Toronto and again in Austin at the Fantastic Fest, enjoying it immensely both times. Some people might walk away hating it, others might walk away loving it, but at the very least, you'll see Jean Claude Van Damme back on the big screen in a way you've never seen him before!
I gave this a solid 7.5 out of 10 after seeing it up in Toronto. It's a very good film, but it has some major flaws. I'll still suggest seeing it, as I said above, but don't expect the most triumphant comeback you've ever seen.
Watch the official trailer for JCVD:
JCVD is directed by Brazilian filmmaker Mabrouk El Mechri, of a few French short films previously. The screenplay was co-written by El Mechri, Frédéric Bénudis and Christophe Turpin. This first premiered during Cannes this year and later went on to show at the Toronto Film Festival. Peace Arch Entertainment is releasing JCVD in limited theaters starting on November 7th this year. The poster is featured below.