The promo trailer for “The Expendables” has just landed online and before I comment, I know that this trailer isn’t intended for general audiences but for distributors to pick up the film. And how do you get those distributors to pick up this movie? Well, judging by this trailer, give people an action boner.
This trailer is completely schizophrenic where you feel like you’re seeing every major scene of the film and yet the story is incomprehensible. Jokes and out-of-context dialogue are interspersed between violence. But none of it seems good. I know this film was crafted out of a (possibly ironic) desire for the ultimate B-action movie but judging from this trailer, a trailer which didn’t have to go before the MPAA, this movie is going to disappoint a lot of genre fans. Hit the jump and see if you can get aroused by guns and explosions.
For those just tuning in (and found the trailer slightly confusing), here’s a brief synopsis:
After years of coruption , murder of american hostages and betrayal of foreign policies, The US with the help of other Nations secretly put together a squad of its most trained millitary personal to finaly over throw the dictator who has caused devastation in South America for over 20 years. The team sets out on its mission to complete the assasination but with little help from the nations as they try to keep the mission secret. After they realize that there will be no outside help they rely on their own sources to fight not only the dictator’s army but also the Governments that set them up.