Any Stallone fans here? I realize the guy is no saint. However I find his personal beliefs as of today very outstanding for a Hollywood figure. He seems to take his faith and beliefs more seriously then Schwarzenegger, who I find hard to take seriously anymore.
Anyhow I am a bit depressed with the whole Expendables thing. I wish he’d try to get back into making good films. I know he is very capable as a script writer, with Rocky probably being his best screenplay. I also think he can be a great actor when he puts his mind to it.
The whole Expendables thing is a great idea IMHO. What could be more fun then uniting all the old action stars. Thing is I think he should try using 80s style filming. Get rid of any CGI and only use real effects. Get rid of the whole shaky cam style of filming. Most importantly get a good story down that doesn’t revolve around action.
Looking at his most enjoyable films the ones with more story and less action were certainly the best. Only one person died in the first Rambo film, yet it was far more engaging then all the sequels. Same with the Rocky movies. They just went on a downward spiral falling into less story and more action.
I just think the Expendables had so much wasted potential. Of course that’s true with a lot of films but being the Stallone fan I am this one is a bigger deal to me. I guess all the typecasting and studio pressure he gets really effects what he can do though.
I’ll probably see the Expendables 2 just to see Schwarzenegger on the big screen.
That new film he is doing with Schwarzenegger “The Tomb” looks interesting though.