After the rousing 'Bloodsport' was a surprise hit Van Damme followed up with this box office hit that didn't stretch the concept too much. One can marvel at his physique here but not much else. Still the film does have some entertainment value in that B grade action flick sort of way.
This movie is about 2/3 training montage. At one point, JCVD dances. At another, a dude who looks like Dhalsim rips a championship belt in half. You know what you're getting into here. Still, JCVD's athleticism is genuinely impressive, even if that last fight is bullshit.