|EXPENDABLES is indispensable.|
August 14th, 2010 [10:17:40]
Eben1277: Right now I would love to sit here and write a thoughtful, descriptive and insightful review to explain why I liked the Expendables so much. However, I am incapable of doing so at the moment, because a day and a half after seeing it I am still TOTALLY BLOWN AWAY BY IT'S AMAZING LEVEL OF COMPLETE AWESOMENESS!!!!
|This succeeds well at its intended goal!|
August 21st, 2010 [2:08:49]
Ranger: Saw The Expendables last night.
I don't know what DP was talking about. But even before seeing it, and from the comments/reviews from posters on here I knew it met it's intended goal: 'A homage to 80's action movies with action stars!' A testosterone-driven explo-fest. It delivered that... in spades!
The story was fine (it's not even a secret 'Agencies' hire 'outside help' (arms-length) to do their wet work).
GREAT: seeing the 3 Biggest Action stars on the big screen at the same time... amazing!
The action top-notch! Where can I get me one of those semi-auto shotguns?!?!
Like we needed another reason to know why Sylvester Stallone is The Man? No. But sure glad did!
I gave this a 10/10 because this movie DOES succeed at what it set out to do. Part as compensation for DP's foul rating (still the 10/10 as a stand-alone rating for this movie from me is sincere and genuine) that appears to come not from an opinion of objectivity... but it seems if he's not good enough to get talked about for his reviewing skill... he'll play the 'go against the popularity grain' from the kid beaten up during recess (deservedly), the renegade (insert: sarcasm)... and try to make a name for himself there. Good luck with that.
Low ratings for Inception and The Expendables, yet high ratings for the chick flicks (awww, isn't Mr. Sensitive nice?) for Sex and the City and Eat, Pray, Love. Whatever. That speaks volumes as to your bias. And you have lost ALL credibility.
As for The Expendables. What yet another fantastic formula thx. to the genius that is Stallone. We could see as many good sequels as Sly decides to present. And MOST of us won't miss a single one of them! The list of action stars yet to appear in this franchise is as long as my arm... so get busy Mr. Stallone... we want MORE!!
So thx. (again) Sly... GREAT job!
August 25th, 2010 [10:23:05]
sambullus: stupidest movie ever
September 2nd, 2010 [6:33:17]
mr church..: stallone back with a bang the guy is special and brucey boy was awesome too he should be the baddy in part 2 with sly and arnie going full on to catch him,expendables was very very good
|Missed it's goals|
September 24th, 2010 [12:19:13]
Freudian_Nightmare: WTF Sly?! You had pretty much everything going for you here. How did you manage to fuck it up? The idea was just as simple as it was brilliant: get a bunch of actiondudes and go mental. Why, oh why, didn't you just do that? No one asked for character depth or a message, if you just blowed some shit up. The sideplot with Statham was as unneccessary as it was boring. Why waste a bunch of screentime to humanize someone who the audience only interest is in how high his bodycount is. Then Sly treat us with a bunch of conversations that have some underlying philosophical questions, the only question that lingers is: why isn't Stallone faceraping some random bad guy with his fists?
When you have assembled this kind of ensemble, the audience except some serious mayhem from all of them. Sure enough, they all get their moments to shine, but it's too little, too late. In the beginning of the film we are introduced to the whole Expendables-team, but then Terry Crews and Randy Couture vanish until it's time for the final showdown. And if that weren't a criminal waste to begin with, the wasting continues with the Jet Li and Dolph Lundgren. Jet Li has been one of the top martial arts action-stars for while now, but the only time we can see just a fragment from what he can do is in a fight with Dolph. Before and after he that Jet spend most his time shooting people. That's like having a pornstar ironing your socks. And doesn't get much screentime either. After the fight with Jet, he's out and we are only half-way through the movie. But he gets a very moving deathscene with Sly.
The finally we have the actionparts, which this movie would be all about. This was supposed to be a throwback at the old action-classic of the 80's. Do you know what those movies had? Real explosions. No CGI-explosions, but real. And these movies were made with a budget that were considerable smaller than what The Expendables was made of. How come did they have the budget to use real explosions? I know this is a petty thing to nag about, but this was one thing SLy clearly stated when he began with this movie. Why did you cheat us?
|It's takes more then just bringing an all star cast to make a good action movie...|
September 28th, 2010 [8:11:42]
Rambo: First of all let me say that I love Sylvester Stallone and unlike many others I think he is a great actor.I loved most of his movies along the years and had some high expectations for 'the expendables',However,this movie was a big disappointment for many reasons.first of all,the story was stupid and had no emotional depth that made me care for any of it's characters(unlike 'Rambo' 2008 which was the complete opposite and a damm fine movie),second,the overall acting was horrible,pay speical attention to dolph,jet li and micky rourke in one memorable embarrassing scene in which he has a flashback about some girl in serbia he didn't save(again,why should i care about this???),third the movie doesn't have any style,I love action but when the camera work sucks like in this movie and everyone are fighting everyone you get the feeling you are watching wwe instead of an action movie.fourth,too many characters.yes,i can see the whole point was too bring as many has been action heroes as possible but some of them seem pointless like the jet li character which seemed to be more of a comic relief then an action character(and lets face it,this guy can fart on any of the other actors and kill them).I would have enjoyed more if the movie would have focused more on the characters of sly and Jason Statham(which was the only one who gave a reasonable performance in this movie)and less on such pointless actors(?)such as steve austin etc.
overall,this was a bad action movie with no style and bad script.I understand that a sequel will be on the works soon.I just hope sly will focus more this time on writing a good script with characters that we could care about and less on bringing as many has beens b movie action heroes.
4 out 10.
December 2nd, 2010 [2:31:06]
ROCKY: ............... ALL THROUGH OUT HIS CAREER PEOPLE HAVE MOCKED HIM BUT THE TRUTH IS HE'S THE BIGGEST STAR OF ALL...AND THATS A FACT.PEOPLE FORGET THAT SLY'S SCRIPT FOR ROCKY WON HIM A OSCAR FOR BEST PICTURE 1976. THE YEARS HAVE GONE BY AND THE FANS ARE STILL THERE. I LIKED IT BUT ITS NOT AS GOOD AS RAMBO 2008 OR ROCKY BALBOA 2006. BUT THE NEXT ONE WILL COME OUT AND WE WILL WATCH,,,,,, BECAUSE THERE WILL NEVER BE ANOTHER SYLVESTER STALLONE......YO ADRIAN WE DID IT.....