Simon West IS Directing ‘The Expendables 2’

Like Luke Perry wearing a parka, we are lukewarm.

William Bibbianiby William Bibbiani

Oh boy, here we go again… To recap: first Sylvester Stallone wasn't directing The Expendables 2. Then he was directing The Expendables 2. Then he WASN'T directing The Expendables 2 (again). Then we got tired of writing the words 'Expendables 2' and started referring to the Expendables 2 news as 'The Unpleasantness.' Now, finally, Simon West is directing The Expendables 2, and we can put all that behind us. 

How do we feel about Simon West taking on the new Expendables movie? Eh… He's okay. He's directed good movies (Con Air, The General's Daughter), he's directed bad movies (Lara Croft: Tomb Raider and When a Stranger Calls… especially When a Stranger Calls), and he's directed a mediocre movie (The Mechanic). So he's batting whatever you bat when you're pretty average. What? We don't know sports stuff here. This is the Movie Channel. The Sports Channel guys beat us up in middle school.

Anyway, West is a capable director with a spotty track record. But it's not like Stallone's work on the first Expendables was going to win a Golden Lion or anything. We're sure he'll do just fine.

Crave Online will return with more Expendables 2 news, which we will from here on out refer to as 'The Pleasantness.'