Maybe it’s just because I reviewed the Blu-ray for The Expendables 2 recently, but I feel a distinct lack of classic action movies these days and am particularly keen to rectify that. There’s a brilliant historical reflection on that Blu-ray which tracks the political and social sentiment in America and compares it to the evolving action movies and their heroes over the years. One thing left out of that cultural exploration? Video games. As you can see from the above image, the two well-muscled action heroes toting big shiny guns bear more than a striking resemblance to Sylvester Stallone and some sort of Arnold Schwarzenegger/Dolph Lundgren hybrid. Hit the jump for the story behind the glory. Hollywood! Adapt this: Contra.