I was never much of a Jean-Claude Van Damme fan. Action movies tend to put me to sleep and the only one I saw Van Damme in didn't do much for me (as I recall).
But I have to say he's come up with an interesting comeback vehicle--much more interesting than just grinding out another predictable `splosion movie.
From USA Today's Pop Candy:
"What's it like to be Van Damme?
"Have you heard about the new Jean-Claude Van Damme movie? It looks really good.
"I write that without a hint of sarcasm or irony. Van Damme's latest flick, JCVD, is a bit different than the typical bloody, shoot-'em-up fare he's associated with. For starters, the action star plays himself -- and it's a pretty worn-down version of Van Damme at that.
"In the movie, the 47-year-old actor is hounded by fans and has just lost a role to Steven Seagal. He returns to Brussels and faces a (fictional) custody battle for his daughter and mounting financial problems."
Ed here: This sounds worth a look.