Sylvester Stallone, Bruce Willis, Arnold Schwarzenegger
Stallone saddles up as the writer, director and star of this hulking slab of ’80s-style all-action man-meat mayhem. He plays the leader of a crack team of mercenaries sent to overthrow a Central American dictator.
The plot sounds like pure Reaganomics: Western heroes rescue the Third World from itself. But the trailer makes it look a lot of fun: with cameos from the likes of Bruce Willis, Arnold Schwarzenegger and ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin, plus as many explosions, punch-ups and dropkicks as Stallone can reasonably squeeze into a couple of hours, this could be the last word in old-school heroics – or it could kickstart a new wave of flagwaving American screen trash.