http://www.comingsoon.net/news/weekendwarriornews.php?id=99886 Over the last month or so I've been watching a lot of oldschool action films, I don't think you can recapture the charm they had and it will never be as it was regarding what constitutes a blockbuster. Mega budgeted CBM's and fantasy are the core of Hollywood's bank now and so it's not really fair to compare these mid budget films Arnie and Sly are in to their primes, as back in the day a lot of their films were top of the food chain budget-wise and while you can look up what they cost and think it's small by comparison to today's blockbusters, you could get a lot more out of $40M in the 80's and early 90's. However I don't think oldschool action movies are dead, Skyfall, Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol and Fast 5 were huge hits and are all oldschool in the sense that most of the action is real stunts and there are no aliens, superheroes, costumes or other worldly stuff, although you cannot avoid CGI altogether in a tentpole film these days. You can also add Taken, Life Free or Die Hard and the other 2 Craig Bond films as big oldscool action hits of the last 5 years. Sadly time is probably just about up for Sly and Arnie I feel but their two recent bombs I think are more a sign of original oldschool action movies being dead than the genre or their careers, if you aren't hooked up to a franchise your going to struggle to get a big audience for an action movie based around regular humans and action, and we certainly wont be getting the amount of oldschool action movies we used too, but hopefully the genre will still see hits.