The Expendables

2010

Action / Adventure / Thriller

375
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 41%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 64%
IMDb Rating 6.5 10 295878

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Cast

Sylvester Stallone as Barney Ross
Jason Statham as Lee Christmas
Bruce Willis as Mr. Church
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701.22 MB
1280*720
English
R
23.976 fps
1hr 43 min
P/S 4 / 35
1.40 GB
1920*1080
English
R
23.976 fps
1hr 43 min
P/S 8 / 30

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by becauseofbraindamage 1 / 10

Yawn

I was going to give this film two stars, then I thought, what the hell is the extra star for. The cast of this film is great, you could do so much with this premise, you just need a plot. After just finishing this movie I genuinely couldn't tell you what the story was, partly because it was too boring and also cause there was no plot.

Dull set action pieces with zero stakes. No one has any rational motivations for anything they are doing, the bad guys are so lame it's funny. The good guys on the other hand seem to be bullet proof, surrounded by a thousand troops the five or so men easily triumph. Cliched, boring and predictable, this one doesn't even deserve 2 stars.

Reviewed by IkhwanArif 6 / 10

An Example of Why Action Movies Can Suck

To be terribly honest, Expendables isn't all bad; it's technically accomplished. But there is a reason why the best action movies have simple story lines, because you aren't able to balance between a believable and reasonable motivations as justification for the visceral action sequences.

Something will have to give; and that can break the film. The Expendables is such an example. I think Stallone is an accomplish director but as a screenwriter, he's just not that very good.

The first problem is the damsel in distress. To wage a war against an island nation to save a girl is simply preposterous; no man in their right mind will commit to such a unworthy endeavor. Barney Ross wants to be a white knight, but instead, this film he just comes across as a muscular beta male simp.

Dolph Lundgran's character is absolutely unnecessary and his quarrel with Barney Ross is ludicrous. Jet Li's character is also quite unnecessary and even his action sequences were boring and unimaginative. David Zayas, Eric Roberts and Steve Austin was wasted in this film, as their roles were 1 dimensional and lacked any credibility.

The hand to hand combat was simply tame, slow and weak. it simply showed these guys were too old to do this.

What is good about the film is are the explosions, flight scene, chase scene and the gun fights, which I thought were very well shot and executed. And the script had the occasional great moments, with the banter between Barney Ross and Lee Christmas being the most interesting.

Sigh.

Reviewed by crendine 10 / 10

Action for Action-Lovers

For the trivia enthusiasts out there : Barney Ross was actually a professional prize fighter in the 1940's who held titles in 3 different classes. As for this film : The best way for me to describe it would be like listening to 2 opposing arguments about professional wrestling. One would be that it's mindless and lacking any authenticity. The other would be that it's simply entertainment. Nothing more. Nothing less. If you're a fan of this genre, you will probably enjoy this film a great deal. The crew assembled around Barney Ross (Stallone) seems very team-oriented and operate like a well-oiled machine. Eric Roberts turns in a convincing performance as an international villain. What Stallone has managed to do here is expand the tongue-in-cheek action film like he did in Demolition Man. He brings in all sorts of action heroes who actually make fun of their own films in the course of the dialogue. The hand-to-hand combat scenes are incredible and well choreographed. In general, this is an action film not to be taken seriously at all but still viewed closely. My only regret about the plot itself is that there is no explanation as to how this team gets assembled, what Ross and his teammates did before becoming "The Expendables", etc. It simply begins with them venturing out on their first mission. But that's just a minor point. Again, if you're a fan of Rambo, Terminator, Die Hard, etc., just sit back, relax and enjoy an action-packed adventure. My personal favorite is Jason Statham as "Lee Christmas".

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