The Expendables

The Expendables

3.3 115 Ratings

Directed by : Sylvester Stallone

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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 inno...more

The Expendables Audience Review

Phuski Bomb!

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The poster of this film reads Stallone, Statham, Li, Lundgren, Couture, Austin, Crews, Rourke, and Willis. Now, that reads like a Multistarrer, every minute packed with action. This poster & the trailer is one of the most misleading marketing pitches to have come out of Hollywood.

The last time Stallone visited a war torn Burma as John Rambo, this time he goes to a fictional South American island called Vilena. A google search for Vilena gave me a far interesting story about it than this film. For an action film the opening action sequence is very important coz it sets the tone for what lies ahead but this film opens like a phuski bomb. Except say one action sequence when Stallone & Statham visit Vilena for the first time the rest of the film is an exercise in wasted bullets and blown up bodies. Mickey Rourke has nothing else to do in the film but tattoo Stallonne and talk, talk, talk. Statham is in his usual transporter mode. Sly didnt even write in a good cameo for Arnold & Willis. The scene between the three of them is another phuski bomb except that it has the best lines of the film. It felt as if the screenplay was written for certain actors but they were then replaced by someone else. Sly along with Dave Callaham couldnt figure out a way to justify the final cast assembled. They also forgot that were working on a thin premise in which all the actors were forced in but none fit in and the end result is what we see.

Final Few words: do a Google search for Vilena & watch the trailer again. If you have to step into a theatre there are lot of options at the movies this week.

Rating: * (dont even think of watching it)

Ticket Meter: Rs 70 (what a waste!)