Sly Stallone just blew up YouTube!

GATW Guest Writer

by: GATW Guest Writer
August 3rd, 2010

He was featured in the adult romp THE ITALIAN STALLION. He only made three hundred and twenty five dollars a week to appear in ROCKY, when he could have sold the script for north of three hundred thousand. He brought the war home as John Rambo. And now, Sylvester Stallone has blown up YouTube.

Don't worry, Justin Bieber escaped with only minor injuries and his hair is fully intact. It's understandable that Stallone would pull a stunt like this, considering the All-Star action team up THE EXPENDABLES is now only a week and a half away from exploding onto screens like a stinger-missile arrow fired from the bow of Ted Nugent. But isn't this going too far? What if this inspires troubled, ADD suffering, click-happy teens to go and blow up Facebook? Parents are outraged, no doubt, so be sure and see the destruction for yourselves, before this footage gets taken down all together.

To witness the untimely demise of the cultural phenomenon formerly known as YouTube, click HERE or on the image above. THE EXPENDABLES hits theaters on August 13th, and it WILL blow your face off.

Source YouTube

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  • J. Sperling Reich

    Thanks for making me aware of this promotional video for “The Expendables”. It's a great example of how movie studios can use social media and the Internet to market their upcoming films.

    It was only on a second viewing that I noticed the pause button isn't clickable, the inflated view count (over 6 million) and the related videos are all moving, rather than thumbnails.

  • drewtinnin

    You are very welcome, sir. I was so accustomed to how YouTube usually responds, that I got frustrated as I clicked on the “fake” controls for the player.

    You're right, it is a great example of new media marketing. My first thought – especially considering the mind-bending bldg ads – was how inception could have done something similar. But I think it's much better suited to comedy, action and comic books. I'm looking at you Scott Pilgrim!

  • Minh Bartunek

    Also agree with #1. Every single time First Blood is on TV I watch it (which has been happening a lot on AMC). Just a damn good movie. Really original protagonist and some really good antagonists too.

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