The Expendables movie is really about getting all the action stars everyone grew up watching together in one film. That way we can all be happy. They’ve done a pretty good job of putting together the stars that have dominated action cinema.
My parents are the king and queen of 80s-90s action films. I grew up watching every action movie that featured their favorite stars. For the most part, that included: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone, and Jean Claude Van Damm.
While kids my age saw “The land before time” in theaters, I was watching Rambo and Predator. The first movie I ever cried watching was Terminator 2. (Totally honest.) You try watching Arnold Schwarzenegger slowly dipped into molten metal as a child and tell me that it doesn’t crush your soul!
The Expendable movies are a wonderful showcase of all the explosive action qualities that I’ve been glued to since I was a child.These old guys are proving that they still have it, although they are no longer the young twenty-something action stars they used to be.
As you watch the preview of the third film, you may notice there is just one action legend that has not been in any of the movies. Steven Segal. In an interview, Segal states that he doesn’t like some of the cast members, and is not interested in being in any of the Expendables films. The rumors are that his beef is with Sylvester Stallone.
Segal needs to put this behind him and do at the very least one movie. They’ve added Kelsey Grammar for crying out loud! It’s just a few weeks of filming with some actors you can’t stand to make your fans wishes come true.
Release date: August 15
Segal needs to put this pettiness behind him. What do you say? comment below or message me here ->
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