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Choose Your Weapon.
Barney Ross leads a band of highly skilled mercenaries including knife enthusiast Lee Christmas, a martial arts expert, heavy weapons specialist, demolitionist, and a loose-cannon sniper. When the group is commissioned by the mysterious Mr. Church to assassinate the dictator of a small South American island, Barney and Lee visit the remote locale to scout out their opposition and discover the true nature of the conflict engulfing the city.
Times change. What was once regarded as the norm is now considered passe. Action stars of the 80s and 90s were struggling in the new century, being unable to bring something new and instead recycling the same old stuff over and over again. The face of the action genre has changed significantly. So at a time when the action genre was being diluted into other genres and was becoming synonymous with CGI effects, twenty-something leads or Liam Neeson, bringing all the action giants of former glory together in one movie sure was a great idea. Taking advantage of the current state of action movies and the nostalgia factor while promising old-school material with a hefty dose of testosterone, The Expendables…
Serving as a homage to the blockbuster action films of the 1980s & 90s while also paying tribute to the action stars of past & present era, The Expendables is an adrenaline shot of old-school action extravaganza as well as a casting powerhouse featuring some of the biggest & baddest names in the Hollywood industry that solely relies on nostalgia to make its mark & pretty much succeeds.
The story of The Expendables concerns a group of elite mercenaries who are hired by a CIA operative & assigned a new mission to overthrow a Latin American dictator from his regime. While scouting the location, they discover the true nature of their mission with the help of a local & find out that the dictator is merely…
Testosterone porn made for people living in the past by people living in the past.
When the project was announced I was worried that the film would never live up to the casting and regrettably I was right. What is more surprising, and rather sad, is that not only did it not live up to expectation it was a flat out bad film. I remember reading a lot of positive comments when it was released in cinemas but I'm really struggling to see what the fans of the film saw in it. If this was released in the '80s or even late-'90s, when the action genre was in serious decline, nobody would give this a second look.
The dialogue is terrible and not in a good way, the action is poorly choreographed and often hard…
When I first read what Stallone was planning to do I was rather excited. It was such a cool concept to get together this cast and make a full on action film with them. The concept stands, some of the action works, but most of it is an unbelievable bore.
The script is of the 'my two year old had this great idea' variety and the dialogue matches. It is a complete waste of time and of all the talent involved. There's no chemistry, the humour falls flat and the dialogue is just excruciatingly bad.
The title is very apt though and almost feels like a meta criticism by its makers.
I didn't see this film when it came out in 2010, I just didn't have the interest in seeing it. And it also beat "Scott Pilgrim vs the Word" at the box office opening weekend so I had even less of an urge to see the film. And then I was given it as a Christmas present one year and it sat on the self unwatched until now.
I just need to say this cause I feel that people have a terrible reading of action films now. Just because you use a big gun doesn't mean you are a good action movie. I'm not a gun person, they don't appeal to me so when a film focuses on them and…
While this was fun it wasn't quite as much fun as I expected. Yes, it's great seeing so many iconic action stars on screen in some fun combinations (though both Mickey Rourke's haunted character and thoughtful performance feel wildly out of place) but it doesn't quite embrace the dumb as much as it should have. The gunplay delivers, though.
Dolph Lundgren plays Gunnar Jensen an apparent good guy who gets fired from the ultra-violent Expendables team of mercenaries for being…uh…a bit too violent. A touch miffed, he decides to betray his mates and joins the bad guys. Sadly, this doesn’t pay-off for him and he gets shot, at point blank range, through the heart by Barney Ross (Sylvester Stallone) the leader of The Expendables. Then, inexplicably and with no explanation, he turns up at the end of the movie laughing and joking in a bar with rest of The Expendables, once more one of the “good guys”. This is about the most sensible past of this disgusting mess of a movie. The film is comprised of inarticulate, unlikeable, sweaty…
"We should date soon" "Nice when?" "About 1000 years" "Too soon"
Another film i love watching over and over , must been seen
I caught this on tv tonight and somehow this time I enjoyed it a lot more than it first did. It is still loud and dumb and maybe it is the wine speaking that I am currently drinking but I find this suddenly to be enormous entertaining without the normal irritation about the huge huge plot holes. Statham and Li are still convincing, but Sly makes me laugh all the time but certainly when he tries to do a sprint. That 'sprint' which equals a sort of penguin like waddle is too funny to watch.
Qué risas. Soy mega fan de esta película desde ya. Entre todos deben sumar 2000 años. Si el más joven es el Statham!!!! jajajajaja Me encanta.
Action movies come and go and a lot of them aren't very good. Most of them follow the same basic formula and frankly it gets old. However, if a particular action film is made by Sylvester Stallone, then for some reason, it has an appeal that is almost irresistible. I am going to be very upfront about this, Sylvester Stallone is one of my favorite people involved in filmmaking. He is enjoyable to watch, he loves what he does, and despite all the Razzie awards he has won (and he has the record for the most wins) he still continues to make films that HE wants to make. Are they all good films? No they aren't, and even he knows…
Can't believe it's finally over.
Aardige no-nonsense, verstand-op-nul actiefilm
The posters in this list, that's what. Rules: black and white photo, with the title in red. Suggestions?
Every film that has ever been nominated for a Razzie Award in any category.