"Central to Unit 27. Jean-Claude Van Damme's robbing a post office. I need back-up."
Short Attention Span Summary (SASS):
1. Jean- Claude Van Damme's getting no respect
2. It's so bad that even Steven Seagal steals a movie role from him
3. "The Muscles" returns to Brussels where at least everyone knows his name
4. His cash-strapped position leads him to the post office
5. People go postal
6. He's misunderstood once again
7. He gets no respect, except from the people watching this movie.
Van Damme is brilliant playing a down and out version of himself, as he suffers the heartbreak of a custody battle, the indignity of a shortage of cash, and worse of all, the loss of the lead role in a B movie to Steven Seagal.
Speaking about his life, his wives and his career, he shows that he's quite willing to take pot shots at himself, and why not? Almost everybody does at one time or another.
From the opening action scene, which is to die (laughing) for, to the tense conclusion and nonsensical wrap-up, this is a new side of JCVD, and I think I like it.