I honestly thought that this new clip from Stallone’s movie cocktail of muscle and nostalgia, The Expendables, was going to rely on the nuanced performances of two of its actors, Sly himself and Jet Li.

It begins with the two of them bantering about in a car, not exactly Mike Leigh, but fun enough and I was waiting for this benign scene to play out with a wisecrack or two before the fade to black.

Then, of course, a small corner of Hell breaks loose and bullets meet glass and action ensues.

Still, The Expendables is all about its action and while there’s been a lot seen in the clips so far, I’ll wager that the charisma of the actors will be what helps this one to stand out at the box office.

Here’s the clip,

Yahoo decided now was the time to show this to the world.