August 13, 2010

THE EXPENDABLES movie review

this movie will be the greatest film ever with legends and modern action stars lined up for the first and only time. THE EXPENDABLES - a movie which Sylvester Stallone has poured his movie making power gathering up Jason Statham, Jet Li, Mickey Rourke, Dolph Lundgren, Eric Roberts, Randy Couture, and Stonecold Steve Austin. with cameo appearances of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Bruce Willis, you will also expect a lot of huge blasts and blood. this is better to watch in THX and Dolby Digital theaters because of the good sound.

here is the complete sypnosis from
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. Once the mission begins, the men realize things aren't quite as they appear, finding themselves caught in a dangerous web of deceit and betrayal. With their mission thwarted and an innocent life in danger the men struggle with an even tougher challenge, one that threatens to destroy this band of brothers.

Barney Ross (Sylvester Stallone) is a man with nothing to lose. Fearless and void of emotion, he is the Leader, the Sage and the Strategist of this tight-knit band of men who live on the fringe. His only attachment is to his pickup truck, his seaplane and his team of loyal modern-day warriors. His is a true cynic who describes what he does as "removing those hard to get at stains". The team behind him is made up of Lee Christmas (Jason Statham), former SAS and a savant with anything that has a blade; Yin Yang (Jet Li), a master at close-quarter combat; Hale Caesar (Terry Crews), who has known Barney for ten years and is a long-barrel weapons specialist; Toll Road (Randy Couture), a skilled demolitions expert and considered the intellect of the group; and Gunnar Jensen (Dolph Lundgren), a combat veteran and an expert in precision sniping who struggles with his own demons.

When the mysterious Church offers Barney a job no one else would take, Barney and his team embark on what appears to be a routine mission: overthrow General Gaza (David Zayas), the murderous dictator of the small island country of Vilena and end the years of death and destruction inflicted on its people. On a reconnaissance mission to Vilena, Barney and Christmas meet their contact Sandra (Giselle Itie), a local freedom-fighter with a dark secret. They also come to learn who their true enemy is: rogue ex-CIA operative James Monroe (Eric Roberts) and his henchman Paine (Steve Austin). When things go terribly wrong, Barney and Christmas are forced to leave Sandra behind, essentially giving her a death sentence. Haunted by this failure, Barney convinces the team to return to Vilena to rescue the hostage and finish the job he started. And to perhaps save a soul: his own.
this is what i like about action movies like THE EXPENDABLES, though it is short, the whole length of the film will not put you to sleep. warning, kids are not allowed due to inconvenient graphics of blood and exploding heads. this is too violent but very amazing.

though there is still an element of a damsel in distress, they have a good choice of a woman to rescue, (Giselle ItiƩ, Sandra) maybe not as hot and sexy like those of Fast and the Furious and James Bond movies. i think it is really unnecessary if they had a very sexy and good looking lady. James Bond actors would not fit in the movie. the actors here are good for dirty work: Rambo, Die Hard, Terminator, Transporter, The One -- all very different from very vain James Bond.

lastly, with the blasts and all, the script is also entertaining. sometimes these guys just got to have humor to balance all the violence. i will give 5 stars for this amazing movie and i hope this is not the last one.
THE EXPENDABLES is now showing at different theaters worldwide made by Lionsgate and Millennium Films.

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