Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Review: The Expendables

Director: Sylvester Stallone

Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li

Year: 2010

Genre: Action/Adventure

Rated: R

Length: 103 min.

IMDB Summary: A team of mercenaries is given the assignment to take out a corrupt military leader and a rogue CIA operative on a Latin American island.

In spite of its high-action sequences and dramatic soundtrack, this movie is a joke. Combining a weak plot with sub par acting is no recipe for success, and The Expendables seems to confirm this with its mere existence. The only scene of noteworthy acting was the talk between Sylvester Stallone's character and Mickey Rourke's character at a low point in the story. Except for Stallone and Rourke, the cast of The Expendables had no acting talent whatsoever. Perhaps the most laughable part of the film was the final scene, when Stallone's character stands face to face with the woman he's rescued from the evil dictator and whom he is in love with--instead of a kiss, he gives her a hug. Suffice it to say that The Expendables, with a hackneyed plot and virtually no acting, has indeed lived up to its name.

For Parents:
Violence and language

My Rating:

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