I am beside myself with excitement to have the action hero trio Bruce Willis, Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger together. Yes really! I never thought I’d see the day for the Guvernator to be back in films
So yes I’m excited but:
1 Where’s the all time action hero, Steven Seagal. I mean that’s the only type of film he has made; he’s been loyal to the genre. Is he too busy being a real cop? Is that for real?
2 Jean Claude Van Damme. He’d have some moves to share but we have Jet Li instead.
3 For some reason we have Jason Statham. He’s a gangster, not an action hero. Wrong genre.
Mickey Rourke was never an action hero, but after one of the best films of recent years, The Wrestler, we’ll allow him into every film he wants, even Iron Man 2.
The action heroes that are appearing include: Willis, Stallone, Schwarzenegger, Lundgren, Jet Li plus Statham and Terry Crews (of Everybody Hates Chris, amongst other good things).
I’m looking forward to seeing The Expendables. I have no care what the story is about or indeed if there is a story. I’m sold.