They’re baaaaaack—no, not The Expendables, that group of Canon Films fodder from the 1980s and 1990s, here to resuscitate the adenoidal action films of the 80s—rather, the trailer for the trailer has returned.  After seeing annoying trailers for trailer for films like the Total Recall reboot as well as The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2, we must now suffer through a trailer for the trailer for The Expendables 2, which features a brutally rippled Terry Crews screaming at the audience while things in the background go boom-boom.

So, what exactly is the point of this particular advertisement for an advertisement?  To remind you to “start getting pumped” about the full Expendables 2 trailer to be released on Thursday.  That’s right, this is a clip to announce that an even longer series of clips will be available to us in just one day.  The brilliance of such marketing ploys staggers the mind, no?

Coming on the heels of the declaration that The Dark Knight Rises third and final trailer is officially the coolest thing ever (and by “declaration” I mean that I really geeked out over it), watching Terry Crews yell and point a lot while letting us know an Expendables 2 trailer hits tomorrow somehow seems a little less than climactic.

The Expendables 2 is set for an August 17 release.

What do you think of the trailer for the trailer?

Source: Coming Soon