Thursday, August 26, 2010

Review - The Expendables

Just yesterday, I dropped by the Cinema to watch 'The Expendables', a recent release featuring big names such as Sylvester Stallion, Jason Statham, Mickey Rourke, Terry Crews, Jet Li, Dolph Lungren, Randy Couture and David Zayas and I would say special cast Arnold Schwarzenegger.


So what really is The Expendables about? Well, a short synopsis of the movie;
THE EXPENDABLES is a hard-hitting action/thriller about a group of mercenaries hired to infiltrate a South American country and overthrow its ruthless dictator. Written, directed by and starring Sylvester Stallone, THE EXPENDABLES brings together a dynamic cast including Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Randy Couture, Steve Austin, Terry Crews and Mickey Rourke.

  • Sylvester Stallion (Barney Ross)
  • Jason Statham (Lee Christmas)
  • Jet Li ( Yin Yang)
  • Dolph Lundgren (Gunner Jensen)
  • Eric Roberts (James Munroe)
  • Randy Couture (Toll Road)
  • Steve Austin (Paine)
  • David Zayas (General Garza)
  • Giselle Itie (Sandra)
  • Terry Crews (Hale Caesar)
  • Mickey Rourke (Tools)
  • Gary Daniels (The Brit)

So how good was this movie? As a typical Stallion movie, it is an action pack movie, where macho man are on to save the world. Part of the movie has some comedy in it, which is pretty much vague, I mean you really have to get the joke to laugh. In this movie Jet Li was not really the hero anymore, the hero was of course focused more on Stallion and Statham, but nevertheless Li showed off his martial arts movements very well here.

I thought Schwarzenegger part was a bit lame and boring, I mean this was the part where it was suppose to be funny but you go like, 'What the hell are they blabbing about'. Parts of the movie was boring, where all the talking took place. The action came in when Stallion and Statham was at an Island called Veilna or Veilnda or something that starts with a V. Where Stallion met a woman whom he loves or not? (You go and watch). Something happened in the island and they tried to bring the lady away which she refused. Once back in their safe spot, Stallion couldn't forget about the woman and decided to go back alone, but his friends wouldn't let him and they joined him into a task of bloodshed.

Want to know more about the movie? Watch it yourself. If you are a die hard fan of Stallion do go and watch it. If you like action pack movies, not a bad movie to watch. If you are into romance, not really one you would go for.

So I rate this movie


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