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Minor prescience

pterodactyl
Years and years ago, when we first saw Timecop, my friend Rich and I started making fun of what we perceived to be the Jean-Claude Van Damme movie pattern. Thin plot, excuse to start fighting, Van Damme gets more and more hurt and keeps fighting until things go ludicrous. We decided the ultimate distillation of the JCVD experience would be to dispense with the plot and just get on with the fighting. The whole thing would happen in one warehouse-sized room, and for 90 minutes bad guys would just come at him. He'd get injured, he'd lose arms and legs, until finally he's limbless and hanging by his teeth from a chandelier and still kicking ass anyway. Together we joyously shouted:

"Jean-Claude Van Damme is Jean-Claude Van Damme in Jean-Claude Van Damme: The Movie!"

We thought this was hilarious, and for a couple of years it was a recurring joke.

Then today I stumble across a movie blurb for this:

Yeah. It actually happened.  Jean-Claude Van Damme plays Jean-Claude Van Damme in a movie that's effectively named "Jean-Claude Van Damme." From trailers on YouTube it looks like the plot isn't quite what we'd predicted, it looks to be a self-referential comedy of some sort, but still. Seeing it made my head swim.

Now if only my predictions for a made-for-iTunes pay-per-episode continuation of Firefly would come true...


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l33tminion
Jan. 6th, 2009 06:13 am (UTC)
Now if only my predictions for a made-for-iTunes pay-per-episode continuation of Firefly would come true...

Don't say things like that. It's like someone talking about your dead friend and you're like "oh yeah, good times," but then you remember they're still dead.
nuchtchas
Jan. 6th, 2009 07:14 am (UTC)
I was actually told to watch this movie that it was enjoyable, but I have no clue where to get it
sfeley
Jan. 6th, 2009 07:15 am (UTC)
It's still in theaters. That's how I ran across it -- saw the poster on the Apple dashboard movie widget.
nuchtchas
Jan. 6th, 2009 07:28 am (UTC)
not near me but I will look when I am in NY, thanks!
dsmoen
Jan. 6th, 2009 08:29 am (UTC)
JCVD is a meta-action movie. Rick didn't want to go see it when it was still at the indy theatres here. Alas.
technoir
Jan. 6th, 2009 10:41 am (UTC)
everything I have heard says this movie is good and Jean Claude himself gives a game changing performance. At this point I will probably see it, if only on dvd.
jugglernaut
Jan. 6th, 2009 03:23 pm (UTC)
I saw a trailer for this show, and it looks like a riot. Very self-aware. Sort of like Ah-nuld's Last Action Hero or Galaxy Quest, but with a different accent. I will definitely see it.
kriste
Jan. 7th, 2009 10:54 am (UTC)
Better than a made-for-iTunes pay-per-episode continuation of Firefly :
made-for-iTunes free continuation of Firefly :)
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