Saw this yesterday and must admit, for all the hype the trailer got, this exceeded my expectations by a mile. Total thumbs up from me. Lots of action, all the stars were great in their roles, especially Helen Miren. Bruce Willis can do no wrong (well, ever since Hudson Hawk). Totally enjoyable action flick.
Agreed. I saw this yesterday and I enjoyed it for what it was - a solid action comedy with awesome actors. And as good as Bruce and Helen were, Malkovich killed in every scene. I KNOW I would not have liked it as much if Malkovich was not in it.
Oh, I was sold at "Helen Mirren with a machine gun" and it kept getting better. Malkovich nailed everything in sight, although they really should've given higher billing to the movie's true star: More Dakka (tvtropes.org).
And I never thought I'd say this again... I'M GETTING THE PIG!
You wanted the best, you got... the Out of Context Quote of the Week.
The Elite were a DCU analog of Wildstorm's Authority, the aggressive Ellis/Millar heroes. My memory of that comic story is that Superman -- representing truth, justice and the American way as never before -- wins by lying.