The Expendables Trailer
As a youth in the 80′s. I would sneak off to the local theater. Buy a ticket to some worthless PG film. Then sneak in to watch ass kicking films. Such as “Cobra”, “Predator”, “Raw Deal”. You name it. The cornier the lines and the bigger explosions the better. What red blooded American born in the 70′s didn’t. And if you didn’t. You were probably the kid I exacted my revenge on. While recreating the scenes in the neighborhood. So, once I saw the trailer for this film. I ripped my shirt. Tied it around my head like “Rambo”. Then proceeded to karate chop the dude sitting next to me. Stood above the poor shocked patron. And mouth the words “wrong seat b!tch”. Just kidding. Although that is what I thought.
The film is a throwback to 80′s action films. To include throwback actors. But, damn worth the price of admission. Stallone’s group of highly trained mercs (mercenaries) are hired by the C.I.A to remove a General in some hole in the wall country. Barney Ross (Stallone) and Lee Christmas (Jason Statham) fly down and do some recon. They are guided by the General’s daughter. But, once discovered by the General and his American financial backers. Lee and Barney are forced to fight there way out of the country. Once back home. Barney is stricken with guilt for leaving the daughter behind. And decides to go back and rescue her. And we know what that means. ASS KICKING TIME!
Now this movie may only resonate with my demographic. But, seeing as it beat out that lovey dovey soul searching “Eat, Pray, Love”. I think it appeals to a wider audience. And rumor of an “Expendables 2″ floating around. Only heightens my desire to play war in the backyard like I was 10 again. I give this film an F-YA based upon memories and those feelings captured as a youth. Certainly not for any acting or cinematic brilliance.