A new overseas trailer has been released for Sylvester Stallone’s upcoming action flick, The Expendables and it’s hilarious! The film isn’t a comedy but the Japanese promo brings the funny. It’s a 30 second TV spot that features all the major actors in tough situations using their expert training in combat and weaponry to survive. In other words, it’s set up like every other movie made between 1980-1989. Take a look…
Besides Stallone, the cast of The Expendables consists of Jason Statham, Jet Li, Terry Crews, Steve Austin, Randy Couture, Dolph Lundgren, Eric Roberts, Oscar nominee Mickey Rourke, Bruce Willis, oh yeah and The Governator Arnold Schwarzenegger. The story centers on a group of rogue mercenaries on a mission to take down the corrupt government in a South American country.
Is it just us, or does this look like an advertisement for an energy drink? The narrator is so loud and over the top. This type of presentation is typical in Japanese promos but this one is so extreme. When the credits appear with the names of the various actors we keep expecting one of them to stop, look at the camera, and take a swig of Redbull.
What do you think of the Japanese trailer for The Expendables?