New Expendables Clip Doesn't Velcro on the Muscles
Posted 07.21.10 by Ryan
Sylvester Stallone's latest movie, The Expendables, is a return to the testosterone-driven action movies that many of the movie's cast built their career on. Stallone not only appears in the movie but directed and co-wrote it as well. To do so, he assembled one of the biggest casts of action movie stars to date, including Jason Statham, Mickey Rourke, Jet Li, Steve Austin, Dolph Lundgren,Terry Crews, and Randy Couture. Stallone spoke with The LA Times and revealed that he wants to bring action movies back after a certain superhero ruined them forever.
It was that first Batman movie. The action movies changed radically when it became possible to Velcro your muscles on. It was the beginning of a new era. The visual took over. The special effects became more important than the single person. That was the beginning of the end. I wish I had thought of Velcro muscles myself. I didn't have to go to the gym for all those years, all the hours wedded to the iron game, as we call it.
The latest clip from the movie is an example of the kind of action Stallone feels is missing in movies lately. The clip involves Statham making a point to some recreational basketball players that he isn't one to mess with.
To further his quest for action movie greatness, Stallone has also added a scene that included himself, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Bruce Willis that Stallone admits he was "a nervous wreck" to direct. The result however, has prompted at least one fan to create a trailer warning all men to go see The Expendables and stop giving women "the keys to Hollywood." We'll see if Stallone's efforts are successful on August 13.
Next Showing: The Expendables> opens August 13.