Sly Should Be President of Make-A-Wish!

Opening Friday, August 13

The Expendables

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?


  1. Lemar, you gotta let me know once you get through viewing #2. I feel an in-depth discussion is in order; perhaps even mid-Gultch session. For my money I wanted more tongue-in-cheek. After the President dig on Det. John Kimball, I so wanted Drago to tell Jet Li, “I must break you” during their fight (I did say “If he dies, he dies” while he tried to hang that pirate). This is just the tip of the iceberg. I could go all day on this one.

  2. There are just enough explosions and gore to satisfy even the most craven of individuals. I can’t highly recommend this flick enough; those that choose to pass this one by are ignoring everything that was right with the 80’s and 90’s. (Except for Ollie North. That wasn’t right.)

    That being said – I can’t believe I haven’t found this blog until now. RSS feed – you aren’t ready for the sheer awesomeness that is about to be up in your joint.

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