Double Slam-bang-best-action packed martial arts Van Damme film! (by ivo-cobra8)
Double Impact 1991 was my favorite childhood Van Damme movie, beside Bloodsport was this movie my favorite. I grew up with this film I love this movie to death! Bolo Yeung was also in this movie as Moon, Zhang's killer. The fight at the end between Van Damme and Bolo Yeung was the best just like was in Bloodsport. The story was adrenaline action packed and Van Damme played double role in here and he did an excellent job as Alex and Chad two different characters. I always loved this movie and I love the action and the fight choreographer from Jean-Claude Van Damme, I like his spin kick <more>
and his martial arts in this movie. Van Damme fights the same guy from Bloodsport. I love this movie a lot, it is bloody full action packed fire guns.What I love in this movie is a great supporting cast, Geoffrey Lewis was a great support cast as Uncle Frank who raised Chad. Alonna Shaw as Danielle Wilde was a great as Alex girlfriend. Their was one imaginary sexy scene that really did not mean anything. Corinna Everson as Kara as Griffith's bodyguard was terrific, here we first time see a women who is a villain in a action movie. In the 90's I don't remember seeing any women been a villain. Corinna was a perfect choice for playing Kara. Philip Chan as Raymond Zhang was awesome he was even in John Woo's Hard Boiled and Bloodsport. The movie it self reflects more on Van Damme's life: Chad was really Van Damme, he was raised in Belgium in this film his character was raised in Paris, but with Frank they moved to America. Now after 25.years they come back to Hong Kong in which they track down Alex, together they avenge their parents death. Alex is a bad ass in this movie. He looks so scary, that even I wouldn't dare to cross his path. I love Van Damme in two roles he is great. I have enjoyed this movie a lot and had a lot of fun.The contrast between the two characters of Chad and Alex is amazing. The happy go lucky playboy and the brooding street fighting bad ass. You really do get the feeling that there's two Van Dammes in the world and they're right there on screen together. And Chad is one my favorite JCVD characters he's ever played. I love the action sequences, the gun play, the fights and the story that works. In my opinion this movie is very underrated. It was my childhood favorite movie and it always will be.I am giving a 10, because the movie has a good action and nice martial arts, but it also does have a plot hole that I don't like.
Every time I view this film, I enjoy the great photography of Honk Kong, the beauty of the country, excitement of the night lights and the forbidden areas of the dark back streets and its perils! Claude Van Damme Alex Wagner gave the audience a double take every time he made a fantastic martial arts endeavor. His great supporting actor was the veteran actor, Geoffry Lewis, Frank Avery ,"Mind Games",'03, whose main goal was to protect the twin boys who were almost killed as infants and see that they obtained the wealth that belonged to the both of them. The gals in the picture <more>
add some hot steamy scenes, especially in the Boiler Room! If you are not a Jean Claude Van Damme fan or do not like the great acting of Geoffrey Lewis, this is not the film for you. You will probably like the "Terminator Films"!
Double Impact is simply the Best Van Damme movie of his career. Van Damme hasn't been making much great movies recently. I remember in my school days, Van Damme was one of the favourites among the lads. Van Damme has given us Great movies in the past. Kickboxer, Bloodsport and Hard Target are some of His Finest Movies. I'm my opinion, Double Impact is better then the mentioned movies in terms of Storyline. Double Impact has great fight scenes including Van Damme against Bolo Yeung, also in Bloodsport. It has Plenty of violence, packed with good laughs. This was Van Dammes opportunity <more>
to act apart from fighting all the time. Van Damme does a decent job playing two separate characters Alex and Chad. It has a impressive storyline about 2 twin brothers separated at birth, who link up when their older, to take revenge on the Gang that killed their parents. This is a great entertaining movie.
Awesome, Action , Bloodsport Frank Dux Van Damme has entered the "kumite", an illegal underground martial-arts competition where serious injury's and even deaths happen but that does not stop him from kicking everyones ass!! I love it, simple as you like with the story and the fights are very well done, Van Damme's 3rd best IMO is bloodsport, i really recommend it to lovers of him, muscles ripped to the max!! Arnie would be impressed, he makes Jet Li look like a bone. His acting is what you expect but Bolo Yeung chong Li is great as the bad guy and at 50 years old not <more>
badly done with the shape he is in. The film just works and you will not see one as good in a long time see it or regret it..
Twice the action, Twice the adventure, Twice the Van Dammage (by moviecollector)
1 of Van Damme's best. He plays twins who r seperated when they r young. Their parents r killed by the Chinese & other bad guys. 25 yrs later. They meet & decide 2 to action. 2 avenge their parents murder. Now the bad guys must be aware cause action comes twice. Great action film. Oh, there is an erotic sex scene that just had 2 be in there-lol. anyway, a must have.
Classic Van Damme (by dirtyinsc)
Jean-Claude Van Damme performs in one of his best movies during his prime years and kick everyone's ass. What more could you want from one of his movies?
What can be better then Van Damme? two Van Damme's (by sam_smithreview)
This could be argued to be one of Van Damme's best film. Not only for his amazing fight scenes, but also for his acting ability along side himself. Not writing here as biased fan, but seeing this film, I shockingly had to admit that Van Damme was far better actor then what people gave him credit for. Story of the film is very cliché of most 90's films. twins get separated at birth and one becomes a criminal while the other one becomes a goody boy. They both have to team up together to protect their family money and name. Which one or both didn't really care for before.Acting in <more>
the film, was fairly good, with few exceptions. But people going to see this film, knew that this wasn't going to be the competition for Dances with a wolf or Jeremy Irons performance in Reversal of Fortune. The expectations was that this was going to be enjoyable film with tons of action and the possibility of having Van Damme fight Van Damme in an amazing fight scene. Which the film succeeded in. Van Damme was very clear as two different brothers, who are completely different in all traits. Van Damme managed to create and contain certain ticks, tricks and mannerisms for each one, clear sign of a good actor. Not to mention all of the really cool fight scenes we got to see was a benefit too!!so if you are bored at home and have nothing to do, feel free to give this film a go, if you like 80's and 90's action type of movies, you will love this.
*POSSIBLE SPOILERS*This movie is action packed and a must for Van Damme or martial arts fans. In one of his better roles, Van Damme plays both Chad and Alex Wagner, twin brothers who were seperated during their parents murder when they were children. 25 years later the brothers are reunited and take revenge on their parent's killers. This movie has it all in terms of action, fist fighting, handguns, M-16's and shotguns. Mr. Zang's bodyguard, who Chad refers to as "That big Chinese ugly motherfucker" is very ruthless and a great bad guy. He should be in more films. My <more>
only gripe is that the sex scene didn't show more nudity! Ha-Ha I recommend it to all kung-fu movie fans.8/10 starsJesse Bedell
Twin baby brothers Alex and Chad Jean-Claude Van Damme are separated after their parents are killed by hit men acting on the orders of greedy businessman Nigel Griffith Alan Scarfe and local triad boss Raymond Zhang Philip Chan . Alex is raised in a local orphanage by French nuns while Chad is taken abroad by loyal friend of the family Frank Avery Geoffrey Lewis . 25 years later, Frank—now the owner of an LA dojo where Chad is an instructor and where pastel coloured gis are mandatory! —tracks down Alex, reunites the brothers in Hong Kong and helps them to avenge the murder of their <more>
parents.Some might argue that Jean Claude Van Damme struggles to play one character convincingly, and that having him play two is not exactly the greatest idea in the world. Those people are wrong. Double the 'Muscles from Brussels' kicking ass, including his own, is actually one of the greatest things to happen in a 90s action movie. That's double the explosive action, double the corny one-liners, double the gun-play with double the ammo , double the fight scenes and, ultimately, double the fun.Despite its silly set-up, Double Impact is a genuinely tough film, with very little comedy ala Jackie Chan's Twin Dragons; the colourful Hong Kong location not only allows for plenty of authentic flavour, but also enables the use of local stunt-men for whom a hard whack in the head is all part of a day's work. The action comes thick and fast, feet and fists regularly meeting face, making for some really convincing karate smack-downs. On top of all the martial arts mayhem, viewers are also treated to lots of brutal ballistic action, each bullet hit resulting in a delightfully bloody squib eruption.Star Van Damme might not be the greatest thespian to ever grace the silver screen, but he does surprisingly well in his dual roles, convincingly creating two distinctly different characters; he is aided in his task by some well executed special effects and the careful use of body doubles. The rest of the main cast are also very impressive: Lewis is as marvellous as always the guy is a legend in my eyes just for giving the world Juliette , busty blonde Alonna Shaw gives the film sex appeal as Alex's plucky girlfriend Danielle, Chan and Scarfe ooze malevolence, and Bolo Yeung and female bodybuilder Cory Everson make for superb hench-people does anyone play an utterly ruthless killing machine as convincingly as Bolo? .