The Japanese translation for ‘Stallone’ and ‘Badass’ is exactly the same word!

B-movie nirvana is due to arrive later this year when a heartfelt and moving new drama from Sylvester Stallone hits the big screen,

‘The Expendables’ stars Sly, Jet Li, Jason Statham, Mickey Rourke, Dolph Lundgren, Randy Couture and Stone Cold Steve Austin… with cameos from Bruce Willis and The Governator himself. Essentially it’s 90% of the actors that punched or kicked someone on film between 1983 and 1995.

‘Sophie’s Choice’ this is not.

My favorite new pastime is comparing American trailers for films to their Japanese equivalent.

This is the U.S trailer for ‘The Expendables’:

And this is the Japanese teaser trailer:

You want explosions? Big guns? Airplanes? Hyper-excited voiceover? Jason Statham playing a character named Lee Christmas? YOU GOT IT!

Makes its American cousin seem pretty staid by comparison, huh. If you were asked to choose which trailer sells this movie more effectively to its target audience, I think option B might just prevail.

How many sleeps until October again?



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