It’s kind of amazing how many of the stars in The Expendables 2 were mentioned either in yesterday’s Hollywood Republicans lists (including the comments). Or, if not amazing, then definitely worthy of a self-reflective “duh-doy” on my part. Don’t ask me how, but it perfectly explains why the first Expendables was all sorts of horribly awesome/awesomely horrible, as well as why the sequel looks to be even more so.
See for yourself (or here in HD):
Hopefully the roles of Bruce Willis and Arnold Schwarzenegger have been expanded, as the trailer definitely sells that, and doing so would infinitely improve upon the original recipe. The inclusion of Van Damme certainly doesn’t hurt, either. It’s everything you want for a movie whose only reason for existing is to flex muscles, blow stuff up, and make sweaty assholes seem charming and heroic outside of Playgirl magazine. And I can’t imagine why you wouldn’t want to see that in a theater beginning next August 17th.
Rob Payne also writes the indie comic The Unstoppable Force, tweets on the Twitter @RobOfWar, and his ware can be purchased here. He plans on taking that Friday off, too, what with it being the day after his birthday and all.