Saturday, February 12, 2011

13/50: The Expendables

I was so excited to see this film last summer, but like most films I was unable to check it out at the theater. This has everything that a summer blockbuster would want - action, a bit of comedy, and more action. Of course, it looks like it should be from the 80's with the cast.

The Expendables is a virtual cornucopia of action stars from the 80's. Sylvester Stallone is the main star, but also has parts for Dolph Lundgren, Bruce Willis, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Mickey Rourke. Some of the new tough guys are also along for the ride, Jet Li, Jason Statham, Steve Austin, Terry Crews and Randy Couture.

Barney Ross (Stallone) is hired by Mr. Church (Willis) to overthrow a brutal dictator, General Garza (David Zayas). Ross and is crew, Lee Christmas (Statham), Yin Yang (Li), Hale Caeser (Crews) and Toll Road (Couture) take the job, but soon find out that it isn't exactly Garza that is controlling everything, but ex-CIA agent James Munroe (Eric Roberts).

Like I said, a ton of action. Some pretty brutal scenes, especially with Crews' special gun. But overall, very good action film. It wasn't an amazing film, but everything that you would expect from a Stallone action film. Great summer popcorn flick.

Only thing missing as Steven Seagal, Jean-Claude Van Damme and Chuck Norris. Maybe next time.


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