Friday is a milestone in action movie history. For the first time, an iconic actor of action films (Sly!) is bringing together so many gents from the heyday of the genre (The fuckin’ 80’s and early 90’s, man!) and he will unleash THE action juggernaut of the year.

Reviews are already out, and reception is mixed to say nicely. I haven’t written a blog about an upcoming movie, and I haven’t done a review of an upcoming movie for my blog, but for The Expendables, I’m going to do both.

I’ve been a Stallone fan since I was about 5, and I became a Dolph Lundgren fan for life when he became The Punisher. Actually, on friday nights when I was in 3rd and 4th grade, and my Dad was assisting in selling concessions at the Football games at the school he was working at, I would do double features of Sly’s recently released on vhs, Cliffhanger and  The Punisher. My Mother didn’t mind watching them over and over, since she’s a pretty big fan of Cliffhanger anyway.

I’ve always loved action movies, and I’m glad that I got to see so many of them in the theater. My brother, Jesus, even though he attributed to my hate of football, also contributed to my love of action. He took me to see Demolition Man and Last Action Hero in the theater when they were out, and he used to mail vhs tapes he made off of HBO to my Dad, and our Mother of all types of movies, but mostly action. I’m talking such classics as Cobra, Extreme Prejudice, Dirty Harry, Predator, and Tango & Cash.

As I’ve said in other blogs, I’ve been a very lucky boy when it’s come to parents who had a relaxed attitude towards action movies. All of those movies that I just listed, I saw between the ages of 5-7. Predator was certainly another one I loved watching over and over.

I’m also lucky to have Vanessa, who loves action movies as well. We’ll be seeing the last showing on friday night, and she knows that I’ve been anticipating this movie HEAVILY for the past few months. She’s seen enough of the previews with me, and she knew that this friday is the debut, and told me yesterday that we should go about an hour and a half early to wait in line. Waiting early in line, is something we almost never do, and she’s just too awesome. Just discussed with her a little while ago, that since I’m picking her up from work tomorrow, that before I do, I’ll be getting advance tickets, so we can just go straight in and wait in line on friday, and then get in to my most anticipated movie of the summer.

Rene’s song of the day: “Feel The Heat” by Jean Beauvoir.

Thanks for reading my blog and see you next time!