A new action-packed sequel is out. It is The Expendables 3 with a cast of AARP cardholders headed by Sylvester Stallone. Sly, an action movie hero when MTV was young and still played music videos, is back in action movie duty with other former action movie heroes from his heyday. Harrison Ford, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Dolph Lundgren and Mel Gibson round out the cast.
My question is this: Where are the female action stars who were in big box office hits?
Not that I've seen any feature of this Stallone-generated trilogy but it seems like there's predominantly one sex in The Expendables crew. Where is Linda Hamilton who co-starred in The Terminator and Terminator 2: Judgment Day? Her Sarah Connor was one tough mother -- a woman armed to protect her son. She evolved from scared waitress to serious warrior in those movies.
Perhaps it's just as well that Sigourney Weaver and Linda Hamilton are not in this new Stallone feature. The reviews haven't been that good. I heard noted film critic Henry Sheehan on KPCC Radio in Southern California declare "This movie stinks."
Maybe I can see Sly and the Guys in their next sequel, The Expendables 4: Cialis in Wonderland.