(Van Damme was convinced that the man before him was in fact Cung Le, no matter how much he pleaded that he was “just the delivery guy.”)
Somewhere in between having his nose turned into delicious mashed potatoes by Wanderlei Silva at UFC 139 and accepting a match with Rich Franklin at UFC 148, it looks like Cung Le managed to squeeze in another movie to add to his list of credentials that includes such films as Fighting, Pandorum, and Tekken. Being the only one of the above titles I have seen, I can honestly say that Pandorum wasn’t half bad, and neither was Le in it. That’s more than anyone say for Rampage Jackson’s film career thus far.
In any case, Le’s newest entry is called Dragon Eyes, and despite it’s ridiculously cliche title, it looks like it could actually be a pretty damn entertaining flick. Co-starring Jean-Claude Van Damme, Peter Weller, and JCVD film veteran Kristopher Van Varenberg, Dragon Eyes hits
theaters stores on April 9th.
I counted 3 Superman punches, 47 different kicks (including some Sweet Chin Music at 1:10), 18 war cries, and possibly the sweetest belly to back suplex that has ever been captured on film (:58). And with Le’s Shan Shou prowess and Van Damme’s well documented affinity for spin kicks, how can this movie not be a literal tornado of awesomeness? I’m surprised they didn’t bring the sets down with their combined centrifugal forces alone.