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The Expendables (2010; Rated Rated R)

The Expendables
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The Expendables Review

The Expendables

(2010; R)

In theaters:
Friday, 13 August 2010

Genre:
Action, Adventure, Crime, Mystery

Director:
Sylvester Stallone

Cast:
Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Mickey Rourke, Eric Roberts, Bruce Willis

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christopher said on Thursday, June 30, 2011 5:00:38 PM
I would have to say that my favorite part of the movie were the fight scenes; so intense. The first time I watched this movie was at work with no sound. Of course I had to see it again with sound and I wasn’t disappointed. It was so good that I thought I would have to purchase the DVD but instead I went to DISH Online and watched it. As a DISH subscriber and employee I can tell DISH Online has thousands of movies to choose from; awesome stuff. I would recommend DISH Online or DISH Network service to anyone interested in the latest technology and lowest prices on the market. http://www.besttvforme.com/

dell laptop battery said on Wednesday, April 20, 2011 10:45:39 PM
ut the film, isn't that the point since it's supposed to be a tribute to the action films of the 80s and 90s? It has the cast and the story that was standard for that era and it seems to e

Kenneth Buff said on Thursday, November 18, 2010 1:10:08 PM
I was disappointed with the Expendables. I had been anticipating this movie since it was just an internet rumor. A movie written/directed/ and starring Sylvester Stallone that has all of today's modern action stars fighting along side the action elites of the 80' and 90's, how could it go wrong? I'm not really sure how it did. I had a very clear vision of what this movie would be, since all of the great action movies of Statham, Stallone, Schwarzenegger and Willis all have that same feel. Their all over the top fun fantasy films, that still have humor and heart. This movie didn't have that. The script was terrible, the only scenes that really save it are Statham's and Rourke's. The action is also awful. During the chase scene's you can't see whats going on because Stallone's jerking the camera around instead of doing what classic action movies did, which was let the audience see the action. There's also way too much CGI blood that looks it came out of 300, and when Stone Cold's standing there screaming with CGI fire covering his body I don't know whether I should laugh or cry, because thats the moment I realize I'm not getting my action opus I'm never going to. It was the most depressing movie in 2010 cinema, as far as action is concerned.

pandora beads said on Thursday, October 21, 2010 9:21:49 PM
For example, the monologue about seeing the woman on the bridge. That scene was acted beautifully by Rourke.

Chris Pierson said on Saturday, September 25, 2010 3:34:16 PM
Oh come on !!!! Put down your latte and your "facebook" and try to pretend what it is like to be red blooded American man. The Expendables was fun. Sometimes it is nice to go the theatre and walk out not trying to figure out the meaning of life.

Jim said on Monday, August 23, 2010 8:41:35 PM
I agree Zack, it should be a crime to say anything bad about Mickey Rourke, especially after so many great performances he has given.

Anyway the movie isn't supposed to be a Shakespeare, it's just a brainless action flick and it's fun to see all these guys on screen together. I wouldn't say it was predictable like you said either. I only had a problem with the weak direction.

Zack said on Monday, August 16, 2010 10:59:58 AM
Say what you like about the film but calling Mickey Rourke's acting "hammy" is criminal. Rourke really brought on the pathos to the Expendables and sort of elevated the entire film. For example, the monologue about seeing the woman on the bridge. That scene was acted beautifully by Rourke.

Dale Herbest said on Saturday, August 14, 2010 1:08:01 AM
You mention that the film is schlock that appears to be at least 20 years out of date. Well, based on what I've read about the film, isn't that the point since it's supposed to be a tribute to the action films of the 80s and 90s? It has the cast and the story that was standard for that era and it seems to embrace it with a sense of cheesy fun.

 
 
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