Main Plot Points:
- 5 Jean-Claude Van Damme movies in one collection. The collection includes Maximum Risk, Double Team, Universal Soldier: The Return, The Hard Corps and Second in Command.
What We Thought:
- Jean-Claude Van Damme 5 Movie Collection is a pretty solid collection for JCVD fans. At this current price, if you don’t own these, buy it.
- The first film is Maximum Risk. This has Natasha Henstridge in it and is the one where JCVD has a twin brother. I had seen it before, but remembered overall liking it. It still holds up for what it is and has Russian gangsters and FBI guys and JCVD kicking some butt.
- Second is Double Team. Yep this is the one with Dennis Rodman and Mickey Rourke. I hadn’t seen this in a while and man is Rodman still pretty terrible in it. Today it’s pretty cheesy so I think that’s why I had more fun with it rewatching it. Rodman as a weapons expert is just laughable, but it’s that laughable that you at least have fun with.
- Third we have Universal Soldier: The Return. To me it’s the best of the five films. It has former wrestler Bill Goldberg in it along with Michael Jai White. White is one of the better action guys of the past 20 years so along with JCVD, this has the best action of the bunch. It’s also the best Universal Soldier film since the original.
- Fourth is The Hard Corps. I wasn’t super familiar with this one. Vivica A. Fox also stars. This is about a special forces guy being hired by a heavyweight champ to protect him someone getting out of prison. I think it’s the weakest of the group and feels very much like a straight to DVD action film even with JCVD.
- Last we have Second in Command. Think of this one as Olympus Has Fallen, but with Jean-Claude Van Damme. I wasn’t super familiar with this one either, but I liked this one. It’s nothing we haven’t seen before, but JCVD does what he does best, protecting people.
- If you are a fan of his and don’t already own these, definitely pick up Jean-Claude Van Damme 5 Movie Collection. I grew up on 80s and 90s action films and have a soft spot for that style. JCVD may not be as big and great as his earlier films, but I still got enjoyment out of watching these.
Notable Cast & Crew:
- Jean-Claude Van Damme
- Dennis Rodman
- Mickey Rourke
- Michael Jai White
Recommended if You Like:
- Jean-Claude Van Damme
- Action Movies!