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This trailer for WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE has big rocks between its legs

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welcome to the jungle

You look at the film career of Jean Claude van Damme, and you’ll notice a trend in all of his movies. Not a single one of them were intentionally funny. JCVD made a name for himself as an action star over the last couple of decades. And now for the first time ever, he’s branching out into comedy.

And I freakin’ love what I’m seeing.

Legendary action star Jean-Claude Van Damme takes on his first comedic role and joins Adam Brody, Rob Huebel, Kristen Schaal, Megan Boone, and Dennis Haysbert in “Welcome to the Jungle”. This laugh-out-loud comedy follows a group of unsuspecting office workers who find themselves stranded on a desert island when a corporate retreat led by unhinged former Marine Storm Rothchild (VAN DAMME) goes horribly wrong. Now Chris (BRODY) and his co-workers must battle nature — and each other — to survive!

JCVD as a boot camp instructor stuck on an island with white collar workers who quickly go all Lord of the Flies on one another when their pilot decides to die of unnaturally convenient causes. This. Is. Genius. And just look at Van Damme. He’s having a ball and just eating up all the scenery. The best bit though? He’s playing it so straight, that it works beautifully.

Welcome to the jungle hits screens next year February.

Last Updated: November 26, 2013




  2. Unavengedavo(aka. MadeYouLook)

    November 26, 2013 at 12:45

    Lol, I love how he actually makes fun of himself in the process


  3. James Francis

    November 26, 2013 at 12:58

    You’re right, this IS genius! Or it could be really awful. Then again, I’ve come to realise that Van Damme is the one star whose films I’ll always give a stab. I’ve even seen all of the Universal Soldiers. I regret that now, but I saw them.


    • RyseandRepeat

      November 27, 2013 at 10:47

      I hope it is something like Tropic Thunder, has the potential!


  4. xdvd

    November 26, 2013 at 13:14

    Is this coming to cinemas?


  5. Kervyn Cloete

    November 26, 2013 at 17:44

    Expendables 2 gave me the first hint that Van Damme should have done comedy a long time ago, as he was a riot in that. This just looks like even more evidence to support that statement.


    • James Francis

      November 27, 2013 at 10:02

      I thought he was one of the best things in the film. I especially like the bit where he contemplates the impact of the amount of plutonium they are smuggling.


  6. RyseandRepeat

    November 27, 2013 at 10:44

    HAHAHAH! Winner! About time the Damn shook of the over the top seriousness that has ruined Segal’s career.


  7. oVg

    November 27, 2013 at 10:45

    Chuck Norris is in the Tiger costume.


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