The Expendables Gets Better

sylvester-stallone-punchI previously posed that Sylvester Stallone’s The Expendables might be the greatest movie ever made. With every tidbit of news that seeps out about the movie, that idea moves from postulate to fact.

The latest news on the greatest movie is that Mickey Rourke is joining the cast. He’ll play an arms dealer that outfits the mercenaries in their attempt to overthrow a South American dictator. Rourke will join Stallone, Dolph Lundgren, Jet Li, Jason Statham, and Randy Couture, with Forest Whitaker and Sir Ben Kingsley also contemplating roles.

The buzz surrounding Rourke’s performance in The Wrestler couldn’t have hurt, but Stallone and Rourke have been on good terms since Get Carter, Rourke’s return to legitimate movies. It’s hard calling Get Carter a legitimate movie, but compared to stunners like Shergar and Cousin Joey, yeah, it fits.

I can’t help it- I’m giddy like a 12-year old girl with Jonas Brothers tickets. I may be crazy, but this movie makes me think of all the best parts of Rambo, Missing in Action, Commando, Uncommon Valor, even Let’s Get Harry. When this thing finally drops in 2010, it’s gonna blow minds.

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