Friday, August 13, 2010

The Review of The Expendables


I went for the premiere of The Expendables last night at Cineleisure, thanks to Nuffnang for giving me two exclusive tickets :) 40 best nuffnangers' entry were picked to catch The Expendables before it was officially released in the cinemas and I was one of em, thanks to baby genius. All we've got to do was submit our answers in reply to, "how far you would go to accomplish a military mission."

"The Expendables is an ensemble action-war film written by Dave Callaham and Sylvester Stallone, and directed by Stallone. Filming began on March 28, 2009, in Rio de Janeiro, New Orleans, and Los Angeles, and the film will be released on August 13, 2010. The film pays tribute to the blockbuster action films of the 1980s and early '90s, and stars an array of action veterans from those decades, including Stallone himself, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bruce Willis, Dolph Lundgren, Mickey Rourke, and Jet Li, as well as more recent stars such as Jason Statham, Terry Crews, Randy Couture, and Steve Austin.

A team of elite, highly-trained mercenaries known as The Expendables are sent into South America to overthrow a ruthless cold-blooded dictator. But once the mission begins, they discover a plot far more sinister than they were led to believe. With innocent lives in the balance, The Expendables are forced to take on an even more difficult challenge." - taken from Wikipedia

What I love about this movie is the humour and the non-stop action pack an action movie can give. It was really funny to watch all the A-list action movie actors in this show, including a few WWE members. The funniest part throughout the whole movie was when Stallone replied to Bruce Willis on Arnold's attitude problem. I am not going to spoil it for you, just because you have to hear it for yourself to burst out laughing.

What I didn't like about this movie is other than the whole blowing up agenda and the funny parts, there's really nothing much of an intelligence to the story. I am such a sucker for intelligent movies and usually watching guy flicks ain't my thing. However, I particularly enjoyed A-Team :) I also didn't like to see how unimportant some of the A-list actors were in the movie. I thought Jet Li could have had more role as Yang. He only had one fighting scene and I was quite disappointed. Visual effect wise, could have been better.

What to expect? Loads of destruction

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