Stallone leads the brigade while Ghostwriters haunt Nas on this week’s Scottscope podcast. The roundtable takes a look at the ensemble action extravaganza The Expendables 2. How does it compare to the original? Is it even better? Where can the franchise go from here, and who can be added to the line-up? Can Schwarzenegger follow in Stallone’s footsteps and stage a similarly successful comeback? Should the action icons of the 80’s simply hang it up and go quietly out to pasture?
Monday, August 20, 2012
It’s easy to forget that Arnold Schwarzenegger was once an underdog. He ascended to the very heights of movie stardom in spite of his considerable handicaps. In that sense, he is very much like his one-time rival, Sylvester Stallone. Both men are now in their mid to late 60’s, and attempting to recapture a bit of their past glory. Arnold’s first true effort in that regard is The Last Stand.