First off, here’s the trailer (via PopWatch Brett, from comments):
Anyway, why you’re going to see it:
Sylvester Stallone – Rocky
Jason Statham – Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels
Jet Li – The One
Dolph Lundgren – Rocky IV
Mickey Rourke – Sin City
Bruce Willis – Die Hard
Arnold Schwarzenegger – Last Action Hero
Danny Trejo – Con Air
Charisma Carpenter – Buffy The Vampire Slayer
Gary Daniels – Fist of the North Star*
It’s also got former pro wrestlers Randy Couture and Steve Austin in it, which is pretty much required for a project of this ilk. ‘Ilk’ is the proper term: Stallone (who is also directing the film) clearly intends to drag you back, kicking and screaming, all the way to the early Eighties; all the while lovingly hitting every single action movie cliche along the way. We’re talking formula, explosive-y, and LOUD. “Artistic merit?” Hah! This is going to be a Things Go BOOM flick.
I am so there when it comes out, in other words.
*They’re not all good.