You don’t necessarily require words to communicate. Sometimes your gestures, your expressions, and your movements can very well tell your emotions. This was also the situation with Daniel in the film We Die Young.
Jean Claude Van Damme didn’t even say a word during the whole movie yet made us understand every word and emotion through his brilliant acting skills. He uses a text-to-talk mobile app to communicate. Why? Let’s find out.
Why Does Van Damme Not Speak?
Van Damme plays the role of the veteran soldier. In a flashback, it can be seen that at first he had a fully functional body in the Afghanistan war but later on he was hit by an explosive and his vocals were affected forever. That is the sole reason why he didn’t broach a word in the movie. It was the demand of the script. Though he uses a mobile app to communicate.
Moreover, Van Damme uses his acting abilities to communicate his feelings and sentiments.
A Little About The Movie
We Die Young is a thriller action movie released in 2019. The movie is directed by Lior Geller. Although Van Damme was the key actor in the movie, he had very little screen time as the movie was not about his character.
The story revolves around a 14 years old boy Lucas. He had to join the drug dealing gang to survive and have a name in this world. This deals with the drugs for the gang. He is a very high morale kid and respected all.
One day, he decided to leave the gang because his younger brother also wanted to join the gang. His younger brother Miguel who is only 10 years old wanted to join the gang to impress Lucas. To save his brother from getting dragged into this awful life, Lucas decided to run away from his boss Rincon.
Although the day he decided to leave was a very specific day and because of that many twists and turns took place in the movie. During their flee, they met the veteran soldier Daniel who helped them till the end so that they can have a new life.
The main cast includes JCVD playing the role of Daniel, David Castaneda playing Rincon, Elijah Rodriguez playing Lucas, Nicholas Sean Johnny playing Miguel, Charlie MacGechan playing Jester, and Joana Metrass playing Anna, Jim Caesar playing Felix, Kerry Bennett playing Brenda, and Robyn Cara playing Gabriela.
The movie had some mixed reviews but they were scaled towards the negative only. Some people say that the writer and director had done such a great job by showing the reality of the streets of Washington, D.C. while the others are disappointed that Van Damme didn’t get much screen time.
It’s a slow movie in the sense of story and it just drags up to the end. It didn’t have much of action scenes. Fans are also wondering how the boys managed to escape in the end as the Rincon’s house was surrounded by helicopters and FBI officers.
The movie has 5.2/10 ratings on IMDb.