Is the great American action movie an endangered species? Have CG-heavy comic book and sci-fi movies rendered old-fashioned muscles and explosions obsolete? Not if you believe this ass-kicking, rah-rah trailer one fan cut for this summer's Expendables 2.
By invoking memories of Green Lantern, John Carter and The Avengers—as well as looking ahead to The Amazing Spider-Man—enterprising editor Garrison Dean has firmly gotten behind Sylvester Stallone's The Expendables 2 as the champion for all things American and awesome. (Never mind that Captain America actually has "America" in his name.)
But it's as awesomely jingoistic as Team America: World Police, if just a wee bit less profane.
How great is it? So great that Arnold Schwarzenegger himself thinks it should be the official trailer.