Monday, October 18, 2010
Directed by Dolph
If Rocky can direct movies, why can’t Drago?
Here are some things you didn’t know about Dolph Lundgren, and they are all—we swear—100 percent true: He speaks seven languages. He has a masters degree in chemical engineering. He's a song-and-dance man. And once turned down a freakin’ Fulbright Scholarship to study at M.I.T.
Because what he really wants to do is direct.
Decide if he made a smart life choice by grabbing Lundgren's latest directorial effort The Killing Machine, available tomorrow on DVD. And don’t worry: Dolph Lundgren may be the smartest man in action movies, but he ain’t trying to make smart action movies. A throw-back to 90’s shoot ‘em ups, The Killing Machine stars Lundgren as a former KGB agent who moves on to plugging people for the Russian mob. Then one day big men with bigger guns mysteriously start coming after him and his family. Not that you would know much of that plot from the trailer. Pretty much all you know from the trailer is that Dolph Lundgren kills people. Lots and lots of people.
Originally, the movie was named Icarus, which is Lundgren’s KGB codename in the film and a reference to Greek mythology. It’s also apparently too sophisticated a title for action audiences who need something simple, like The Killing Machine.
If his directing is as good as his training montages, we're in.