Channing Tatum Pokes Fun At Jean-Claude Van Damme Volvo Ad [Video]
Channing Tatum is having a little fun at Jean-Claude Van Damme’s expense.
In case you missed it, the Expendables 2 star recently appeared in a Volvo ad that featured the Muscles from Brussels doing the splits between two moving trucks. Although some safety equipment was reportedly removed using computers, JCVD executed the stunt without the use of computer-generated imagery.
While filming the upcoming sequel 22 Jump Street, Channing Tatum attempted to recreate Van Damme’s Volvo ad on a pair of food service carts. Although it starts out pretty well for the actor, the clip ends with the big guy laying on the ground in pain. It’s pretty funny stuff.
“Surviving high school is no easy task. But because of this, my body is now engineered to defy the law of physics and a mindset to master the most epic of splits,” Tatum says in the video.
“This test was set up to demonstrate the stability and precision of the food carts on the set of ’22 Jump Street,'” a message explains at the bottom of the screen as the actor attempts the stunt.
“It was carried out by unprofessionals in an open, unsupervised area,” text reads at the end.
Although the Channing Tatum clip is amusing in its own right, it doesn’t come close to matching the sheer awesomeness of watching 53-year-old Jean-Claude Van Damme do the splits between two moving trucks. Joke all you want, but it’s a pretty amazing accomplishment.
“I’ve had my ups and downs. My fair share of bumpy roads and heavy winds. That’s what made me what I am today. Now I stand here before you. What you see is a body crafted to perfection. A pair of legs engineered to defy the laws of physics and a mindset to master the most epic of splits,” Van Damme says in the clip.
When he isn’t messing around on the set, Channing Tatum is busy putting together the sequel to his surprise hit 21 Jump Street. The sequel reunites the actor with co-stars Jonah Hill and Ice Cube. Look for the flick to arrive in theaters next summer.
Curious to see Tatum’s attempts at the splits? Check out the video below.
Now that you’ve properly consumed the parody, have a look at Jean-Claude Van Damme’s Volvo ad. Regardless of how you feel about the guy’s movies, the feat is still kind of amazing.
What do you think about Channing Tatum poking fun at Van Damme’s “epic splits” video?