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Sly Stallone – renaissance man or expensive saddlebag?

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Sly, I love you, but you’re turning into Tony Bennett.  It’s really quite eerie.

Look everybody – there’s a new trailer for “The Expendables 2” (presented via the kind intercession of YouTube and IGN‘s channel).

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Subtlety is not on the agenda, as you might expect (or, indeed, hope).  Lots of things exploding, stunts aplenty and old dudes cracking wise – we’re in comfortable territory.

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I’m going to go out on a limb and suggest that the only way to top the bonkers explosions and stunts in this trailer will be to take the next movie into outer space.   It’ll be like the Clint Eastwood vehicle “Space Cowboys“, only with more detonations and absurdly large, probably overcompensating range of firearms.   I can see it now….

As previously stated in an earlier post, “The Expendables 2” opens on August 17th – the perfect way to spend an aimless late summer afternoon for discerning middle-aged geeks and the younger nerd set alike.

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The Old Boys Club

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Now that we’re past that whole messy ‘Chuck Norris doesn’t do swearing’ controversy which threatened to transform Sly Stallone‘s The Expendables 2″ from a proudly retro, manic action slugfest into a polite and socially acceptable family fun farrago  – it’s still R-rated in the States and will probably again be 18-rated in the UK – we can get back to the important business of looking at pictures of elderly gentlemen shooting randomly at things.

In a break with tradition, you’ll notice in the MTV Movies Blog still above that our Chuck is rocking the Indigo-lensed sunglasses with his absurdly over-sized rifle – a bold fashion statement which contrasts nicely with his urban combat wear and charming baseball cap.  It’s a look, non?

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And – ooh, what a beauty of a picture.  Sly, Arnold and Bruce together again and shooting at things in the middle distance with a bunch of recently smashed glass strewn around them – it’s like old times, friends.

“The Expendables 2” kicks down your door, interrogates your cat and makes a general mess of your carpet on August 17th in the US and UK.

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