I write an article at movies.com called Trailer Truth. Here are the three latest I’ve written. Give it some love, comments, tweets, Facebook affection. I never watch a trailer until after I’ve seen the movie, and I also attempt to avoid as much news as possible. Then I compare what I knew, to what you knew. Let’s find out if what we see in the trailer is what we get, and if there is any advantage to going in fresh. (There will be spoilers.)
The Expendables 2
What I Knew Before: The Expendables have expanded. It's been two years since we've last seen our aging wonders. That film left me flat. The plot had all of the makings of a straight-to-DVD flick. Supposedly Sylvester Stallone thought seeing him, Jason Statham, Eric Roberts, Mickey Rourke, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Randy Couture, Steve Austin and Terry Crews all together was enough to make us believe.
Think about what they've done for the sequel. Supposedly they've taken the cameo tag away from Bruce Willis and Arnold Schwarzenegger. I knew they also added Jean-Claude Van Damme and Chuck Norris. I think what will be most important is they've taken control away from Stallone and handed it to an actual action director, Simon West. Then again, Con Airwas 15 years ago.
If they've added someone else to this testosterone circus, I don't know it. If they give Couture and Willis equal screen time, they're fools. I haven't seen one second of previews, nor has it been difficult to avoid. Come to think of it, there's a chance I've simply imagined this sequel, dyslexia has kicked in, and I'm about to sit down to The Expandables (a documentary about America's growing waistline).