The posters in this list, that's what. Rules: black and white photo, with the title in red. Suggestions?
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…
Far superior to the theatrical cut just by replacing the shitty 'Boys are back in town' with the kick-ass 'Boom-lay-boom' by Shinedown.
not the best movie ever, but still entertaining and with some awsome knife action :)
Limp and lazy, like an old man who forgot his Viagra in a room full of supermodels.
Sinnlose Blutorgie, ohne Inhalt und ohne Witz
Haven't these old men forgotten what they're fighting about?
The best of the expendables series by far, the first movie comes closest to meeting expectations for what I wanted for this franchise. It is stupid, it is campy, and it is full of hard hitting action. The film suffers because the story is non-existent it is Bruce Willis hires the expendables to overthrow a government on a small island, but we are really after this rogue agent so the expendables go in and do just that. That’s it the script is pretty average but there are some nice exchanges between some of the cast members. It is surprisingly sparse with actual meathead actions legends, being that it should be assumed that the movie was a one-off it was disappointing…
A he'll of a dumb fun ride.
triste operazione che con una sceneggiatura appena decente avrebbe potuto fare faville
La empecé a ver pensando que me iba a encontrar algo mejor, pero sin duda me equivoqué.
La peli es de acción pura y dura, muchos tiros y golpetazos. Con malos malisimos, pero poco carismáticos, una chica guapa que no lo es tanto, y poco más.
Escenas muy típicas del género con la típica escena final con el malo amenazando a la chica y Stallone cargándoselo. Mala, mala.
Lo único valorable es reunir a los grandes del género. Acompañan a Stallone: Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Rundgren, Bruce Willis, y un cameo de Arnold Schwarzenegger.
- Safe House
- Django Unchained
- The Artist
- Sin City
- Sharky's Machine
- Absence of Malice
- On Golden Pond
- Richard Pryor: Live on the Sunset Strip
I've always been interested in what other people are seeing and watching, and naturally, I love looking at Weekend Box…
- The Hidden Fortress
- The Dark Knight
- Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope
- Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter
I may be alone in this, but when I watch a film there particular sounds I love to hear unrelated…