Many of Arnold and Sly fans are complaining about, Arnold’s cameo role, in “The Expendables” in message forums/blogs. What are these fans complaining about in Arnold’s role? Well, they simply don’t like the fact that Arnold will be playing himself in the “The Expendables”. They claim that his role playing himself in the movie is silly and doesn’t make a bit of sense at all. They want Arnold to play a fictional character, kind of similar to his roles in “Commando”, “Predator” and “True Lies”, and the like.
The thing I disagree with their opinion on Arnold’s cameo role in Expendables is, that this isn’t the first time Arnold has played himself in his earlier movies. Arnold was himself in movies like, “Hercules In New York”, “Pumping Iron”, and “Last Action Hero”.
You think people would be used to Arnold playing himself in movies by now? Apparently not. I guess when it comes to Arnold and Sly finally starring in the same movie together which is long overdue and should have happened a long time ago, fans were expecting Arnold to play a huge role.
Knowing that Arnold and Sly has been best friends for many years, they have supported each other for years. I would think Sly Stallone knows Arnold well enough that Sly would know what Arnold fans would want out of this Arnold cameo in, “Expendables”. Sly fans claim that this Arnold cameo in Sly’s next movie is going to suck, they keep comparing it to Arnie’s cameo, in, ‘Terminator Salvation”.
I mean, give me a break. Arnold’s cameo in “Terminator: Salvation” was computerized CGI, so it wasn’t really him to begin with. The real Arnold would be, in “The Expendables”.
It’s been speculated that Arnold’s scene in “Expendables” will be very short and brief, but I think there’s a possibilty that Bruce Willis will be the role of Church, and that Sly, Bruce, and Arnold will have a pretty lengthy scene together in the film.
I think Sly is not that stupid, he knows what Arnold fans would want and he’ll make the Arnold scene extremely entertaining, I’m sure.
Arnold playing himself in “Expendables” is for a good reason, I think. For starters, since Arnold is governor in real life, he wouldn’t have the time to rehearse his lines if he were to play a fictional character in it. So this is Sly’s way of getting Arnold’s scene to be done quickly.
The reason Bruce Willis isn’t announced for Church yet, because Bruce is still filming Kevin Smith’s film “A Couple of Dicks”, and Sly is waiting for Bruce to finish filming that movie. Then they will film the Sly, Arnold, and Bruce scene for “Expendables”.
No matter what movie Sly Stallone does, people will always have something to complain and whine to him about. I’m more looking forward to Sly and all of these tough guy action stars, in action. I’m excited for this film and can’t wait for it to come out.
It’s pretty silly to me that people complain about Arnie’s cameo role in “Expendables”, when Arnie has starred as himself in a couple of movies before. Arnie playing himself in a movie is nothing new to him. 🙂