So, I saw The Expendables last night in one of my rare attempts at escape. I have to say that it is clear Stallone pretty much said to himself, "I am going to make the Platonic form of the 1980's action movie . . . in 2010." As someone who watched a lot of 1980's action movies, I thought the effort was highly successful and far, far better than what might have been Arnold Schwarzenegger's effort at the same thing, the ill-fated The Last Action Hero.
Is Stallone's character in The Expendables in some way a continuation of his character in Cobra? He wears the same glasses. Drives a similar truck! Fast with a handgun.
Arnold Schwarzenegger's cameo was disappointing in terms of the story. It was good to see him back in film, though.
I confess my own continuing weakness for Chuck Norris' underappreciated Lone Wolf McQuade. I just like it. I'm sorry.