Sunday, December 9, 2007

Je Suis le Mage

I just saw the French World of Warcraft commercial starring Guile Jean-Claude Van Damme, and I must say that I am totally confused and creeped out by it. And when I say "totally," I mean not really all that much, but enough to make me write about it. A little. Check out the video to see what I mean, kinda.

Creepy, right? He has a very sinister light about him in this video, especially at the beginning where he's walking towards the camera with his hands together at his face as he partially hides a devious smile. Yeah, totally creepy.


“My name is Jean-Claude Van Damme… and I am a mage.”
“Hand-to-hand combat for me: it's over!”
“Now I can cast powerful spells!”
“Just try messing with me… I’ll turn you into a sheep.”
“A sheep!”
“…Because we all are a bit like sheep, you know...”
“I am Jean-Claude Van Damme, I am a mage.
“And you?”
"What’s your game?"



Anonymous said...

He's from Belgium, not France afaik

Gwaendar said...

It's probably also a good dose of self-derision. During the past couple of years, JCvD has earned a lot more fame for his usually totally whacky TV appearances where he mixes up some funky personal esoterism with a totally personal and unmistakable mix of French and English words than any martial art feats.
To most people he comes across as a total loonie and the commercial leverages that perception quite well.

JAGOeX said...

Oh that explains quite a bit. The whole "because we all are a bit like sheep" statement really had me thinking "huh???"

Interesting stuff. Thx for the info. =)

Anonymous said...

Here is the creepy transcript, translated to a less sexy but longer-lasting language: