Opening Friday, August 13
All over the US, boys growing up during the 80s and 90s daydreamed with each other about how cool it would be if there was a movie that had all of the coolest action stars. We all knew it was a pipe dream even then, somehow aware that the economic climate and the egos of Hollywood stars simply wouldn’t allow that high a concentration of awesome in one movie (much less afford it).
But it’s 2010, and the perfect storm has brewed to make a collective dream come true.
Not only is it satisfying to movie fans to see kings of their own entertainment universes come together, but now, for the stars, it’s damn near necessary. With the economy in the state it’s in, even Hollywood’s biggest box office draws must stack the deck to guarantee ticket sales.
And I, for one, am here to tell you that it’s going to work. I’ve already said that I’m going to see The Expendables at theaters twice, even if it’s bad… and especially if it’s horrible. I won’t be disappointed if Stallone, who directed this move, managed to screw it up. Instead, I’ll be dumbfounded enough to dissect what went wrong, hence the second viewing.
If you really need a teaser for this gift of all gifts, check out the trailer below. I haven’t watched it because I don’t want any promotional material to ruin the purity of my viewing experience.
[Special note to the ladies: if you express even a modicum of excitement for going to this movie with your boyfriends, he’ll seriously consider you ‘the one.’]
I’ve been waiting for this movie for as long as I’ve been old enough to enjoy explosions. Who’s with me?