You know, I had a culture shock the other day, when several of my SkaDate Dating Software female co-workers in their 20s asked me to join them for The Expendables 2 premiere. And no, it’s not because I’m never asked for movie dates, let alone by several women at once. It’s because I always thought the whole Expendables franchise was geared towards the male nostalgia for the Reagan-era testosterone-driven homo-erotic right-wing cinematic propaganda.
In short, I was under assumption that you had to be alive in the 80s (and preferably a man) to appreciate the current return of tough-as-nails guys, each of whom specializes in massacring commies by the thousand. Sometimes barehanded.