Originally Posted by oink
42 is a joke.
52 is ridiculous.
62 is embarrassing.
72 is disgusting.
Must be fishing.
I disagree. Age is only limiting if you have a preconcieved bias. Don't cast older actors as Spiderman, Thor or (insert the superhero or your choice), but as aging mercenaries it works.
If the script supports older actors, why not? Which young action stars would you put into a room with Couture or Seagal? I personnally don't care for Seagal or his movies at all, but I do believe he can hold his own is real life. You know Couture could, even though he's old for a fighter, he's still a tough dude. Stratham is past your 42 cutoff, yet his bio makes me believe he wouldn't be a pushover. I doubt Christian Bale would stand toe to toe with most of those in this series. I agree that older action stars shouldn't be jumping from high rises, but if older guys can kick a younger guy's a$$ in real life, why limit movies to only young heroes? It all depends on the part and the story and I believe the plot line in this series supports older actors. The "old guys" in this series bring some entertaining personalities that I enjoyed in the first movie. It was only a marginally decent movie, but it was fun.
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