Over the weekend, Chris and I were in NYC and had a few hours to kill. So we went to the AMC theater in Times Square and caught a movie starring Jean-Claude Van Damme. JCVD, to be specific.
What? I don't strike you as the type to watch the Muscles from Brussels? Really? ;)
Chris was all hopped up to see this movie and, basically, I was just along as the patient, dutiful wife.
But it turns out I was on the edge of my seat and very into it. Which was as shocking to me as making a meal that didn't taste like ... burnt stuff. The trailer site touts the movie as, "When the life of Jean-Claude Van Damme collides with the reality of a hold-up in Brussels, Belgium, suddenly the huge movie star turns into an ordinary guy, filled with fears, contradictions and hopes. How can he be up to the legend he has built? What can a film hero do when the gun pointed to his temple isn’t charged with blanks? JCVD finds himself at the turning point of his 'hero' life." Watch the trailer for yourself - it's not what you think.
The press has been raving about this movie, and the critics seem to be pretty aligned in favor for it. I expected to hate it and I thought it was awesome. (See also: 300.) Has anyone else seen - or heard of - this movie? Am I losing my mind or was it actually good?