Oh, sure…we could write a tribute to this 1989 film, which unleashed Jean-Claude Van Damme — the high-kicking, deep-splitting Muscles From Brussels — upon the world. Commemorating the emergence of a major movie star is worth a thousand words, at least.

Or, we could just do this.

Easily worth a thousand words.

Marc Bernardin is the Deputy Editor of Playboy.com — follow him at @marcbernardin