so I went to the “test” screening last night way the hell out in the Valley. When I arrived the line was out the door and around the building. I was a little surprised that everyone in line knew they were seeing The Expendables. Usually when a studio does a screening of this nature they keep the name of the film under wraps until the movie goers are in the theater..but then again quite a few had no clue as to what The Expendables was so it didn’t really matter. There would be a focus group of approximately 30 movie-goers immediately following the screening so the film makers could get an idea of what did or didn’t “play”…I was stoked.
I found Sly, looking calm and collected, and asked him how he felt about having an audience finally see the film. He said he felt really good about the film in it’s current form, which according to him “is about 85% there.” He was still tweaking the music and a few little things here and there but basically what we were about to see is what the world will see in August…unless of course something hideous happens but I am not going there as I am in my happy place…
so what did I love about the movie…
THE ACTION IS C R A Z Y!!!
Mickey Rourke steals every scene he is in
Sly and Jason Statham create an on screen chemistry we haven’t seen in many a moon
Dolph Lundgren is freakin awesome
The scene with Sly, Bruce and Arnold just freakin killed me…and Bruce is scarily hard ass
Randy Couture, Eric Roberts, Terry Crews, Giselle Itie, Steve Austin, Gary Daniels all have pretty freakin cool moments…the film kicks ass, makes you laugh, has heart AND a decapitation…need I say more??
PS…Sly dropped a bomb on me which took me by surprise…it’s gonna surprise you too…