Monday, August 23, 2010
Movie Review: The Expendables (2010)
Now I really had no idea what to expect in this film. The previews looked great and the film has a scene with Sylvester Stallone,Arnold Schwarzenegger and Bruce Willis all together is what sold the film for me. I am glad that I saw this film because it was a great summer blockbuster type of film.
The film is basically a throwback film in which Dolph Lundgren described it as "an old-school, kick-ass action movie where people are fighting with knives and shooting at each other." What I liked about it that there was actually a bad guy and the good guys were fighting to try and save some people's lives.
The film is definitely a popcorn film, in which the story is OK, the plot is OK and when it hits the fan, you know that you are going to be a world of a good time at the movies.
But the part of the film that I really loves is when Stallone, Schwarzenegger and Willis were all in the film at the exact same time, the jokes and the plot telling were just classic and the little subtle jabs at each person past acting roles and maybe future jobs was just too funny and really needs to be extended if there is a part 2 for this film.
This film will never win an Oscar but if you see it you might actually be surprised when you like it.
Trench: Give this job to my friend here. He loves playing in the jungle, right?
Barney Ross: [sarcastically] Right.
Mr. Church: [referring to Trench, confused] What's his fucking problem?
Barney Ross: He wants to be president.
Please see the film when you get a chance.