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Expendables 2: Return of the real action heroes

If the stars of new action flick Expendables 2, out this Thursday in the UAE, were to have assembled about 20 years ago, it would have smoked the box office. But then it’s been 22 years since Sylvester Stallone fifth Rocky film, 25 since Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Predator, 23 since Jean-Claude Van Damme’s genre-defining Kickboxer and another 25 since Dolph Lundgren captured the collective imagination of teenagers as He-Man in Masters of the Universe. Still, to the child of the ‘80s, the reunion of these action stars is probably the stuff fantasy star line-ups are made of. Only this time, its real. Here’s a look back at some of the film’s action stars of yore who are all set to blow up the box office this weekend.

Comments (2)

  1. Added 10:31 August 15, 2012

    Cannot wait to watch it. The last expendables had such a relaxed feel to it, like they were not trying too hard to make a blockbuster. The greatest on screen action of the last 25 years all rolled into one.

    Mark, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

  2. Added 09:48 August 15, 2012

    These are the fathers of all action stars, and Stallone has a classy taste to the way he makes movies, in spite of them being old - it's going to rock! Old is never old for these guys, haven't you seen the movie R.E.D, Helen Mirren & Bruce Willis, even young actors of today can't beat them!

    Mos, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates