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.
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 have such low expectations for action movies that it takes almost nothing for me to be sated. Case in point.
The list of things that are terrible about this movie is very, very long. But I really enjoyed the sequence about 40 minutes in with Stallone and Statham breaking bones and crashing cars and flying planes and shooting guns.
I also really appreciated how the violence was ridiculously graphic. People explode and lose various appendages in a manner that I found quite appealing. Kudos, Sly.
Dudes who are super into this movie are also into "totally carbing out" and those tapout shirts with the tribal motifs and skulls all over them and shit. They get kanji tattoos that they think mean things like "POWER" and "STRENGTH". They eat brogurt. Yes. Brogurt is a thing. Don't believe me? Google 'powerful yogurt'.
A movie so manly it chews bricks like chewing gum.
Part 4 of my "THIS...IS WRESTLEMANIA!!!" marathon
When this film was announced all those years ago, we all raised a glass in celebration. A celebration of our favourite action stars from back in the day getting together to kill countless inept baddies with deadly precision and infinite ammunition. When it was released I know I enjoyed it a hell of a lot as some dumb nostalgic fun.
Unfortunately after a few years and a few more watches, the novelty has worn off. The glee I had with my first viewing has waned quite a considerable amount. It's not that I think it's a bad film, just that it's.....mediocre.
With a clearer view, the story is non-existent, the characters for…
Me parece lamentable la saga que se ha montado Stallone. Este señor no se ha dado cuenta, a sus años, de que no puede hacer una buena película de acción sólo juntando cromos de leyenda y esperando que funcione.
Still fun. Even with such an awesome cast Statham is the best part.
I really wanted to like The Expendables. I saw it the first week in an excited sold out theater and.......nobody made a sound. No laughter, no clapping, nothing. The Expendables isn't shockingly bad or anything, but it's simply no fun.
Drugo gledanje je palo, pošto se bliži izlazak trećeg nastavka. Po sjećanju malo me smorio i sve mi je nekako previše bilo. Nakon što sam dvojku koja je bila fantastična pogledao u kinu i mislio sam si da sam malo imao krive dojmove; očito gledao sa drugačijim svaćanjem i očekivanjem. Odlična je jedinica, baš ima jebenih fora i baš te traži da ih sve zavoliš onako kao ekipicu. Ionako su legende glumačke po defaultu. Šteta što nove generacije i one što dolaze, neznaju što znače ti likovi i njihovi filmovi i ostvarenja nama ljubiteljima tih akcijskih filmova od prije 20 i više godina. Serijal je totalna ludnica <3.
My expectations for the Expendables were extremely high with the potential for some of the best on screen fights. I was expecting something equal to the Bruce Lee v Chuck Norris fight in the Way of the Dragon. But unfortunately what could have been one of the greatest action movies of all time ended up being nothing more than a generic action with little memorability other than its cast.
Ultimately the film is centred around one gimmick. Get the biggest action stars and put them together on screen. At first the premise sounds like a good one, but the problem is that its a tough idea to get right. With so many people in one film it becomes difficult to…
all the best action heroes in one film, how can you not like this movie? action, action, action!
A homage to the 80s and 90s films of not giving a fuck. The good guys taking out the bad guys, witty humor good action and the actors doing what they do best.
A movie made in a style catering to 15-year-olds, starring people adorning their dads' old VHSes. Inexplicable. Only Mickey Rourke's speech about souls, which is so obviously something he brought to the table, seems like an actual attempt to reckon with time. In every other respect, this is an embarrassing attempt to recapture old glory.
Qué bueno es Sylvester Stallone. No solo te hace una película de acción espectacular, a la antigua usanza (que para eso es el último director clásico que queda, junto con Clint Eastwood), sino que además es capaz de conseguir que casi todo el mundo se apunte a esta orgía de testosterona.
Me quedo con Mickey Rourke, que demuestra que es el mejor actor de todos los que hay en pantalla con solo diez minutos de metraje, y con Dolph Lundgren, solo por lo mítico que es volver a ver juntos a Rocky Balboa e Ivan Drago 25 años después.
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