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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 love this snippet from the Wikipedia entry for The Expendables:-
The Expendables received mixed reviews, praising the action scenes, but criticizing the lack of story.
Lack of story? In a film starring Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Eric Roberts, Gary Daniels and Stone Cold Steve Austin? Well I must say I'm shocked.
It's almost like when they made The Expendables that they were trying to make an old-fashioned action film. You know? Like the ones these guys made their career with that, generally, had a "lack of story"? It just makes you wonder about some critics, it really does. Criticising The Expendables for a lack of story is…
Throw back to the hey day of action movies delivers exactly what you want. It's got big names, big action and you can feel the heart that Stallone puts into it. If the script was as good as the action it could have been 5 stars but it just tries too hard at times, and it doesn't pay off. There is a lot of fan service in this as well, some of it seems forced at times, namely the meeting go the big 3, but little things like the fight between the biggest cast member Lundgren and the smallest Li is fun.
Check out Dolph Lundgren ranked list here.
Fantastic chemistry amoung action legends, Statham and Stallone are great together! 4 stars!
Most of this movie is close ups on 50+ year old grimacing.
Well there's nothing new or exciting or amazing in the plot, but as an action movie this is very good and entertaining. There were some times I was so excited like I was a kid again, seeing action movies for the first times. I liked it how straightforward it was.
Mickey Rourke's monologue was pretty touching and the rest of the guys were very good in action. I also liked Sandra and how tough she was, not some helpless brainless bimbo to be rescued. I bet Stallone liked to be an old-fashioned hero.
All in all, I think it was a very entertertaining (action) movie. I just don't get the people who rate this low just because it's a mainstream…
Hmm. It wasn't really the best, plot wise, was it? Not just Michael Bay I guess.
I didn't even notice the fact that Arnie's role was just a cameo and I didn't even see him. I was also on the computer a lot which I do sometimes during a film with no problem, but there wasn't enough plot to turn me to the TV.
Tonight I watched this movie.
Après le visionnement en salle et une ou deux fois à la maison, on est rendu au director's cut de ce premier volet de la série de Sylvester Stallone. À ma grande surprise, cette version a été pas mal retravaillée, avec le retour de certains choix scénaristiques et musicaux ayant été éliminés pour la version en salle, surtout dû aux avis de faire avancer plus rapidement le métrage.
Je demeurais quand même appréhensif au départ, débutant déjà avec certaines différences, mais au final, même si le doute subsiste en cours de route, on termine avec un projet beaucoup plus réussi à plusieurs niveaux. Les ajouts ici et là démontrent une vision plus prononcé des personnages, réduisant le nombre de clichés…
Puro entretenimento que homenageia o estilo "brucutu" (badass) do gênero de ação que fez tanto sucesso entre os anos de 70/80/90!! O diretor Sylvester Stallone (Rambo IV, 2008) reuniu uma verdadeira seleção de astros para fazer um filme que dês de sua proposta já deixa bem claro que não é para ser levado a sério. Com um elenco estelar que conta com ninguém menos que: O próprio Sylvester Stallone (Rambo IV, 2008), Jason Statham (The Transporter, 2002), Dolph Lundgren (Rocky IV, 1985), Steve Austin (The Condemned, 2007), Mickey Rourke (The Wrestler, 2008), Bruce Willis (Die Hard, 1988), Jet Li (Hero, 2002), Arnold Schwarzenegger (The Terminator, 1984) entre outros!!! Com muitas explosões, perseguições e pancadarias, o filme é cheio de problemas…
I would watch a female remake of any movie. In honor of the new Ghostbusters, here are some suggestions for…