Why you’re going to see The Expendables.

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.

Moe Lane

*They’re not all good.


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