We skipped the ‘trailer for the trailer’ earlier this week and waited for the goods on The Expendables 2. If this franchise continues to bring on new and old cast members, I cannot imagine what the 3rd or 4th entries are going to look like. As it stands, this trailer shows you want you want to see: A shot or two of each of the principle cast members, most of them either looking badass or shooting off one liners (or in the case of Jason Statham, both). Also, it seems by bringing in Con Air and Tomb Raider director Simon West, it looks like there is a bigger flair for set-pieces and vehicular carnage.
Do we know what the movie is about? Hell no. Do we want to see Chuck Norris, JCVD, Sly, Arnie and Bruce Willis (and Dolph Lundgren, Jet Li, Scott Adkins, Nan Yu, etc. etc!) all in the same movie. Yessum.
The Weekend of Trash is back (backstory and previous write-ups can be found here – 1, 2, 3 & 4, 5 & 6). The guys visited me for the first time, saving me the trip down to Bristol. We didn’t all get together until the Saturday, but I snuck in a trash-classic on Friday to make up for it. There were no horrors this time around, but we got plenty of action films watched which is fine by me.
The reviews are a bit brief because I’m ultra busy, but I’ve included plenty of clips and trailers for your enjoyment. Lets have a look at what we watched:
How on earth did I miss this? JCVD and Dolph Lundgren rippin’ shit up. Together. Again. And I missed the announcement?
Now we get a behind the scenes look at the movie which has been shooting in Bulgaria since February and though I’m not impressed by the footage itself, I am really excited to take my dad to the movies. He’s not a guy that gets out much but I’m sure when he sees the names Van Damme and Lundgren together on the same billboard, his eyes will light up and he’ll jump at the idea.
I’m not holding my breath for Universal Soldiers: The Next Generation to be a great film but if it manages to capture some of the fun of the originals, it’ll be time well wasted. Here’s looking forward to a trailer. In the meantime, be sure to head over to QE for additional pictures and the behind the scenes video.
Going back over some films that we have mentioned before, but this time with a little more depth; including talk on Slumdog (which gets a bit spoiler-y), JCVD, and Milk. And new tangents on villains and 80’s TV shows. Of course the DVD picks are here and few things more.
Thanks again for listening!
There probably isn’t anyone here around Row Three who wouldn’t give up their left arm to be wandering around Cannes right now. Since that is not going to happen** I figured I’d point you over to JoBlo.com to see some banners and other cool stuff that has been set up. My favourite is:
One of the commenters over at JoBlo made me laugh pretty hard when they asked why Lance Henriksen was on the JCVD poster.
**While none of us are actually at Cannes (this year anyway), we do have a review for the film that opened the festival – Fernando Meirelles‘ Blindness (here)