Shouts From the Back Row – Episode 119 – The Aging Action Hero

Harkening back to one of the very first episodes of Shouts From the Back Row, on this week’s show Gill, Robin and TK are going to be taking a look at the phenomenon of the aging action star. While The Expendables wasn’t the first movie to assemble an ensemble of senior-aged actors, it certainly gave the careers of actors like Sylvester Stallone, Dolph Lundgren and Arnold Schwarzenegger much-needed boosts. Now, with both Stallone and Schwarzenegger headlining their own movies again (Bullet to the Head and The Last Stand, respectively) and with RED 2 coming out later this year, the guys ponder just what makes the idea of an aging action hero appealing to mass audiences. And is the cast of The Expendables more than the sum of its parts? Can these 80s heavyweights of action cinema hold their own in the modern cinematic climate? Click here to download the episode!

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