Ensemble Acting

December 22, 2009 by admncc

First off, I’d like to congratulate Reforming Geek for winning last week’s contest.  I drew her name out of the hat and she has won an American Express gift card.  Thanks to everyone who commented on that post to enter the contest.

Now let me set something up for you…  Would you see a movie starring the following?

  • Household Names – Sylvester Stallone, Bruce Willis and Arnold Schwarzenegger
  • Character Actors – Brittany Murphy, Danny Trejo, Eric Roberts and Jet Li
  • Notable Tough Guys – Jason Statham, Dolph Lundgren, Randy “The Natural” Couture and “Stone Cold” Steve Austin

Oh, and it’s also a movie that Kurt Russell, Steven Seagal, Sandra Bullock, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Wesley Snipes, Kevin Pollak and Denis Leary were offered roles in and either declined or couldn’t commit.

I suspect by now you’re either very interested or mouthing “WTF” to yourself.  Drum roll…  I give you “The Expendables.”  Have some of these dinosaur actors “jumped the shark?”  You be the judge.

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  1. Hal says:

    That is a crazy cast. I actually had the idea for a movie like this years ago, and it even had Stallone, Schwarzenegger and Van Damme in it. If I remember, I also included Chuck Norris too. I guess I should have pitched it to a movie studio.

    But anyway, it seems like too much action, explosions, guns and bullets. I like that to a certain extent, but it can get repetitive. I’ll be curious to see what it’s rated.

  2. Yea! I’m so thrilled to win. Maybe I can pay off Cat’s present. 😉

    As for the movie, maybe once it gets to cable!

  3. The Constant Complainer says:

    BTW, I love the term “jumped the shark” and I’ve been dying to incorporate it into a post. This one was a perfect way to do it. And since people normally say that something (or someone) “jumped the shark” in conjunction with a complaint, maybe I’ll start a new segment on here under that title. We’ll see…

    Also, I happened to notice that this is my 200th post. Sweet! I’ve been blogging for one year and seven months. Not too shabby… And we are up to 4,519 approved comments. So we certainly haven’t “jumped the shark” yet – that’s for sure! Although Tiger Woods probably has…

  4. Jen says:

    Hmmm, what do you think it means if you watch a preview while cringing and watch for a sign that it is meant to be a parody? I wouldn’t want to see it as a “real” movie, but it would be a hilarious parody cast.

    Hal,you could be rich right now if you’d only pitched it!

  5. Extreme John says:

    At first I really didn’t think it was going to interest me, if I can get past the 100 one liners I might actually see it.

    Merry Christmas bro!

  6. I actually think it looks pretty good precisely because of the over-the-hill cast and their willingness to poke fun at themselves.

  7. Timmy says:

    Did you see the complete trash that is the ghetto remake of “karate kid” It is coming out this summer. It isnt even a crappy sequel, its a reboot of the franchise. Sorry but any little gangbanger from da hood who is getting picked on isn’t gonna take time to learn an artform of self defense, he is gonna “putta cap in some bitches”

    What was wrong with leaving well enough alone. Daniel LaRusso drop kicking Johnny in the face with Mr. Miyagi giving him an approving nod should have been the end of it. But no, then we were subjected to Okinowa, a Hurricane and a terrible Peter Cetera love ballad. If that wasn’t bad enough we had to endure a third crappy film and then one with freaking Hilary Swank. I would have given anything to see Johnny put her in a bodybag.

    I know you like sequels and remakes but come on. Are they so out of ideas that this is the best they can come up with. I would have loved to be a fly on the wall in the meeting where someone says “Damn, I got it, I got the next blockbuster idea, we will make the Karate Kid only this time he’s black”

    F-in ridiculous!

  8. TallElf says:

    I would have to say that I would probably watch it. I have always been a sucker for the all adventure…all explosion.. no major Plot.

    Give it a rip man.

  9. Jen says:

    I’m not sure I’ll be going to see that one. Sorry I’ve been out of the loop recently. The holidays have gotten the best of me. Looking to get back into the swing of things on the blog front again.

  10. The Constant Complainer says:

    Happy Holidays!!! As an FYI, I’ll be appearing on the “Les in the Morning” show on WEOL (from Cleveland, OH) on Tuesday morning. We’ll be discussing some of the year’s most popular posts from on here. I hope to have the interview available by mid-morning.

  11. Zig says:

    I will give it a shot, but every single one of those women in the trailer better appear naked, full frontal would be nice!

  12. I know these actors better do the damn thing!

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