Jon and Al Kaplan are at it again, taking another iconic action film and re-imagining it as a musical comedy. The duo, who have composed music for film and television, are responsible for humorous aural updatings to such flicks as Total Recall, Conan the Barbarian, and Fatal Attraction. Now they're back to lampoon the Sylvester Stallone film Rambo: First Blood Part II with You Not Expendable.
This tender and uplifting track features Stallone and Julia Nickson sound-alikes sharing a special moment as Stallone continues on his journey to find American POWs in Vietnam. In typical Kaplan fashion, it's not only a great tune, but the video is expertly edited so that the lyrics are even more poignant.
The funniest part of this clip is undoubtedly the contrast of the voices. Nickson's replacement sings every line in her broken English with a showy and melodramatic style that is completely opposite of the Stallone actor's mumbled Elmer Fudd-esque singing voice. It's sort of like listening to a pre "crack is wack" Whitney Houston do a duet with William Hung. If that alone isn't enough to pique your interest, then I don't know what will.
Check out the catchy new tune after the jump and be sure to stop by Jon and Al's website where you can hear more of their wildly entertaining work. In the meantime, what films are totally deserving of the Kaplan treatment? My vote is that they start working on a Commando: The Musical immediately.