Tag: Universal Soldier: The Return
I have been pretty hard on Jean-Claude Van Damme in the past, especially in my runaway bestseller Mega Roos vs. Giant Crappy Movies. But good ol’ JCVD is one of the best things in the subject of today’s rant, 1999’s Universal Soldier: The Return. I’m sad to say that this was the last big budget, mass marketed Van Damme movie to date. Tragic. It’s a shame because when compared to the acting skills of co-star Bill Goldberg, Jean-Claude Van Damme looks like an Academy Award winner.
This is ironically a variation of the technique Sylvester Stallone & Napoleon Bonaparte used in their prime. Stand by someone smaller, you appear taller in comparison. This is the only reason a sane movie star like Stallone would voluntarily pair himself on screen twice opposite diminutive comedian Rob Schneider. I also believe this is why Estelle Getty was chosen – of all the qualified Golden Girls – for that career making role in Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot. Everyone knew that role was made for Rue McLannahan, but Getty was the shortest.
But I digress. (continue reading…)
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