Stallone says 'Velcro muscles' made old-school stars expendable

Sylvester Stallone makes a great observation about when he thinks the action movie genre made a big turn, for the worse...

"It was that first Batman movie," he said, referring to the 1989 film starring Michael Keaton, an actor never known for biceps. "The action movies changed radically when it became possible to Velcro your muscles on. It was the beginning of a new era. The visual took over. The special effects became more important than the single person. That was the beginning of the end."

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"I wish I had thought of Velcro muscles myself," Stallone mused. "I didn't have to go to the gym for all those years, all the hours wedded to the iron game, as we call it," he said, a reference to weight training.

Full article about the new movie The Expendables at the LA Times

And while we're on the topic of Stallone, check out Rambo: The Musical

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