In a recent thread on Reddit, a number of users attempted to sort out what The Expendables would be like if it were Opposite Day and instead of film’s greatest heroes, we got something completely different. We’re not sure how you guys would answer that question, but it’s a surprisingly more complex one than you would think. We’ve combed through the whole thing and picked out some of our favorite responses. So without further ado, “What would the opposite of The Expendables look like?”
Maybe an ensemble of actors known for playing villains coming together to take out a really, really bad guy?
- Rutger Hauer
- Michael Ironside
- Robert Z’dar
- Lance Henriksen
- Robert Patrick
- Javier Bardem
- Alan Rickman
- John Malkovich
- Willem Dafoe
- Bolo Yeung
Actually, that’s exactly what they should do with the final Expendables movie. Give them the Legion of Doom to their Justice League. Not necessarily badass dudes, but sadists and masterminds.
Shia Lebouf, Elijah Wood, Daniel Radcliff, Michael Cera, Jesse Eisenberg, with Steve Buscemi as the leader, this would be a hilarious opposite line up.
Probably a romantic-comedy all-stars movie that’s actually self-aware and pokes fun at the genre, with:
- Meg Ryan
- Julia Roberts
- Jennifer Lopez
- Rene Zellwegger
- Katherine Heigl
- Sandra Bullock
- Andie MacDowell
- Jennifer Aniston
- Drew Barrymore
- Molly Ringwald
This would be an ungodly abomination if played straight, but could do something interesting if played for laughs.
The Fragiles: Michael Cera, Jay Baruchel, Tobey Maguire, Topher Grace, Rick Moranis, Andrew Garfield and Justin Bieber
A group of elite fighters who are so unique they are completely irreplaceable and are saved for the most extreme of situations because whoever is in charge of them doesn’t want to squander their resources.
A relatively tame movie about the daily struggles of actors that everybody recognizes but nobody knows the names of.
I’d say the exact opposite would probably be an incredibly cerebral movie. Aimed at intellectuals covering the existential nature of peace through the eyes of children. The film would have highly passive, long and well framed shots filled with deeper meanings. Each character would speak very eloquently, respect authority and solve conflict with mutual respect, compromise and pure intentions.
It’s called, “The Existentials.”
They should get on this. Set it in Paris and all are being played the fool by the same libertine French, but get this, Algerian woman. It’s gold.
Picture it, Woody Allen and Larry David walking across a bridge complaining about the same woman driving them both mad. This thing writes itself.
Getting together to do all the paperwork that comes as a result of all the events of the Expendables. (The Accountables)
A good action movie.
So what about it, readers? What would the opposite of The Expendables look like for you? And does the world need another sequel of Sly Stallone’s bunch of bad-a good guys? Share your thoughts in our comments section.
And for some movie list fun, check out our look at the 7 Most Unhinged Movie Heroes Of All Time.
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