Knock Off Reviews
"Knock Off" definitely proved that Van Damme is a better fighter than ever and that he can still make exciting movies. This movie has the best special effects, action sequences, and even the best fighting out of all of Van Damme's movies so far, and that's saying a lot because Van Damme has made many great fighting and action movies such as "Hard Target," "Bloodsport," "Sudden Death," and many others. I didn't like the movie's plot or story that much, but the action and fighting sequences are GREAT! If you like exciting fighting movies and if you like some of the other Van Damme movies, I recommend getting "Knock Off." NOTE: That was my Amazon review from the year 2001.
2009 Movies: 103
Better than what I expected but still not that good. Fans of Van Damme will love it.
The Star: This movie has an outstanding cast. If you ask me, any film starring Jean-Claude Van Damme is a damned action goldmine. You may disagree, but you would be wrong.
Plot: The plot of this film involves terrorists who develop a highly deadly explosive disguised harmlessly as rivet-buttons on knock off jeans. Genius.
Green Flames: Every explosion (yes, EVERY explosion) in this film results in what can only be described as the holy fire of Saint Patrick himself. I don‚??t quite know how or why green flames became a part of the storyline, but this movie has them.
Coked-out Van Damme: We all know that Jean-Claude is hooked on the blow- but what you may not be familiar with is a movie where JCVD has certainly snorted the dust of the gods before shooting each scene. His overly giddy dialogue, allergic shiners, sunken eyes, and spastic gestures make for some of the greatest Van Damme acting I have seen to date.
Rob Schneider: Oh that crazy cat is back, and guess what? He‚??s making an ass of himself yet again. I think at some point every director must say to himself/herself: ‚??You know what this movie is missing? Rob Schneider acting like a complete idiot, that‚??s what.‚?? Then the director goes and calls Robby‚??s agent who seems to have no problem whoring his client out to anything that comes along.
A Buddha Base: That‚??s right, a Buddha base. Filmed in Hong Kong, where there is no shortage of large Buddha Statues, the C.I.A. along with local authorities have a base inside a giant Buddha. I‚??ve never seen a Buddha base before, and probably never will again. This movie made it happen. Oh, and I don‚??t want to spoil the movie for you, but at the end of the film the Buddha base explodes in a giant ball of green flame.
Fifteen nuns and twelve bikers agree that this movie will entertain. If JCVD isn‚??t enough enjoyment for you, well then‚?¶ actually that doesn‚??t make sense. Of course Van Damme is enough enjoyment. Silly me.
The plot takes several twists and turns and keeps you guessing right to the very end (repeatedly asking ‚??What the hell is happening?‚?? is guessing, isn‚??t it?). I‚??m not sure what else to say about this movie, so go watch it; you will be laughing too hard to be disappointed.