The Expendables Trailer Not as Crazy as We'd Hoped
You may have seen the initial posters for The Expendables floating around, promising an all-star action hero cast including Sylvester Stallone (who also wrote and directed), Jet Li, Jason Statham, Mickey Rourke, Dolph Lundgren, Bruce Willis, and Arnold Schwarzenegger. How can you go wrong with a cast like that?
Well, the trailer for The Expendables isn't so much "going wrong" as it is just sort of dull. Which, frankly, is pretty disappointing given the batshit cast Stallone has at his disposal. Maybe the trailer is deliberately toning down the crazy to appeal to the regular action movie crowd, but it all seems a little too straightforward for my tastes.
If Stallone set out to make the biggest, best 80s/90s action movie we've ever seen, then maybe he's gone and done it. It doesn't, however, look like the postmodern free-for-all some of us were hoping for.