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THE EXPENDABLES 2 UK Premiere: Cast & Crew Talk Old School Action - Movies In Focus
The Expendables 2 is a love letter to action cinema from the ’80 and ‘90s. It was a genre that was brushed aside with the advent of CGI, swept away by a new age of comic book adaptations and boy wizards. The kings of the action film genre were undoubtedly Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger, but Dolph Lundgren, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Chuck Norris and even Bruce Willis all discovered a solid fan base, fighting untold battles and waging war on a variety of villainous henchmen. Now they are back in The Expendables 2, the follow-up to the 2010 action film, which first brought them together. I had the chance to attend the London premiere of The Expendables 2 – and it was something that the boy in me couldn’t turn down. I was born in the ‘80s and I grew up watching these guys kick all sorts of butt and spit out one-liners with glee. I simply had to go. It was an early start, as I had to make the press conference first which featured Stallone,Schwarzenegger, Jason Statham, Scott Adkins and Van Damme (more on the conference tomorrow, although read here about the third film being Sc-fi). I made [...]