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The Expendables
(2010)
4.50
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Plot/Story

2.00

Characters

2.00

Acting

4.00

Cinematography

9.00

Production Design

9.00

Sound

7.00

Execution

2.00

Emotional Impact

1.00

Overview: 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.

Director: Sylvester Stallone

Release Date: 2010-08-03

Genres: Thriller Adventure Action


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The film is best summed up in one exchange, "How are you here?" "I just am." You have to turn your brain off and just watch the explosions and fights, otherwise you spend an hour and a half asking, "Why did the do that? Why are they helping him? What is their relationship, Is that really how that works? Why are they there?" The plot is nonsense and the violence and explosions are too underwhelming to make up for it. The acting ranges from almost good (Couture and Statham) to terrible (Stallone and Giselle Itie). It's the equivalent of a porno; you're really just watching for the action scenes and everything else is just filler. A 15 minute super-cut of the explosions and violence would be easier to watch. The only true highlight is seeing Randy Couture wear stupid hats. Unless you really like one of the main characters (not Rourke or Willis even though they are on all the posters) or explosions and couldn't care less about the story, I can't see how it's worth your time.

By : Greg Mueller | Date : 1 year ago