Jean Claude Van Damme is rocking his own mini-comeback among his 80s action film colleagues. His latest outing is a low-budget alien invasion flick, so picture a gritty Van Damme round-housing little green men and you’re halfway there.
The new UK independent film UFO was written and directed by Dominic Burns, and stars Bianca Bree, Sean Brosnan, Simon Phillips, with Julian Glover, Sean Pertwee alongside Van Damme. Here’s the official synopsis:
“It started with a blackout, all power and communications down. Hours later city sized UFO’s invade the world’s skies. Then the war began… Five friends attempt to navigate their way to survival amidst deteriorating chaos as the world descends into terror and anarchy during an alien invasion and interstellar war.”
Okay, so UFO isn’t a comeback film on the same level as The Expendables, it doesn’t boast a great budget, and the plot is all-too familiar. But you know? This one seems uniquely appealing to me.
Probably because it’s not another Universal Soldier. I thought that franchise was over after the second one, but it turns out, they make a new one and put it out on DVD every other year. They bring everyone back to life and it’s just a great, big mess. So good for Jean Claude Van Damme for doing something new. That is all.