The concept for the Expendables series as an AARP for 1980s action movie stars is ridiculous, but they've somehow managed to become a trilogy. Sylvester Stallone imported every old school action movie trope all the way to casting the prerequisite smoke.
Not only did Stallone cast my girl Ronda Rousey in a starring role, he gave Ukrainian actress Natalie Burn her first break at a big budget American movie.
Born Natalia Guslistaya, she adopted an appropriate pen name once she emigrated from her native Kiev.
She was far from Putin's oily grasp when she posed for this photo shoot in Santa Monica yesterday.
Natalie is easily the stand-out in a cast that includes everyone and your mother. How do I know that if I haven't seen the movie yet?
You can judge for yourself.
Natalie was cast as the villain's wife just so she'll be rescued by Stallone in the movie's climax. America loves these movies because you can predict what's going to happen in them from a mile away. Less plot, more Natalie.
At this rate, Expendables 4 will be out August 2016.