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The Expendables (Stallone, 2010) The Reviews Thread

Old 08-09-10, 12:12 PM
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The Expendables (Stallone, 2010) The Reviews Thread

Pre-release discussion here.

Movie:
"The Expendables" (Starring Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Eric Roberts, Terry Crews, Steve Austin, Randy Couture & Mickey Rourke)

Release Date:
8/13/2010

Rating:
R (for strong bloody violence, testosterone oozing, cock fighting, steroid pumping, ego busting, one liner inducing, body count soaring, scenes reminiscent of the glorious over-the-top 80’s action movies of old and multiple mangasms throughout.)

Running Time:
103min. (1h. 43m.)

IMDb Info and Rating:
7.6 (14,948 votes as of 8/20/10)
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Rotten Tomatoes:
Fresh:59 Rotten:89 (40% as of 8/20/10)
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Metacritic:
45 metascore ('Mixed or average reviews' as of 8/20/10)
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Re: The Expendables (Stallone, 2010) The Reviews Thread

I see a lot of guys who would love viewing this getting dragged to Eat Pray Love by their ladies.
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Re: The Expendables (Stallone, 2010) The Reviews Thread

As i said in the twilight thread, if you were forced to see that pos, make them see the Expendables
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Re: The Expendables (Stallone, 2010) The Reviews Thread

Why wouldn't they include some female action stars?
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Re: The Expendables (Stallone, 2010) The Reviews Thread

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All I have to say is that..I've waited for a film like this since I was 4 yrs. old. I'm sure I'll get a taste of what I want. Gimme the sequel. Make it better. Also..this...

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Re: The Expendables (Stallone, 2010) The Reviews Thread

After considering it for another hour, I think I rated the movie too highly. Can I redo?
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Re: The Expendables (Stallone, 2010) The Reviews Thread

Jesus, was it really that bad?
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Re: The Expendables (Stallone, 2010) The Reviews Thread

Originally Posted by Suprmallet View Post
Jesus, was it really that bad?
or maybe he gave it like 4.5 or 5 stars
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LOL, if what I saw is a real vote, then no, it wasn't an issue of being too high of a rating.
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Re: The Expendables (Stallone, 2010) The Reviews Thread

ouch, yeah i just saw.
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Re: The Expendables (Stallone, 2010) The Reviews Thread

I just have a gut feeling an awful lot of people with overinflated expectations are going to be disappointed by this.
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Re: The Expendables (Stallone, 2010) The Reviews Thread

Don't worry, Harry Knowles thought it was a "masterpiece" and he is one of the most unbiased reviewers out there.


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Re: The Expendables (Stallone, 2010) The Reviews Thread

Originally Posted by Suprmallet View Post
Jesus, was it really that bad?
Depends. Ask yourself these few key questions before venturing to the theater:

- Do you like your blood and gore to be almost entirely comprised of shitty CG?
- Do you like quick-cut, shaky-cam action?
- Are you hoping to see a movie starring Stallone and Jason Statham, with Li co-starring vs. the vaguest pretense of an ensemble picture?
- Are you interested in The Expendables primarily from an "investing in these characters emotionally" standpoint vs. an action movie standpoint?

If the answer to these questions was yes, let me tell you, you're going to be flat-out enthralled by this masterpiece. And there's a genuinely funny four-minute Sly/Arnold/Bruce scene to boot, which at that point, as you can tell, is just icing on the cake.

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Re: The Expendables (Stallone, 2010) The Reviews Thread

Originally Posted by droidguy1119 View Post
- Do you like your blood and gore to be almost entirely comprised of shitty CG?
- Do you like quick-cut, shaky-cam action?
- Are you hoping to see a movie starring Stallone and Jason Statham, with Li co-starring vs. the vaguest pretense of an ensemble picture?
So basically despite all Stallone's hype about how the 80s were the pinnacle of action movies, he instead delivers a typical 2000s action film with 80s window dressing?
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So basically despite all Stallone's hype about how the 80s were the pinnacle of action movies, he instead delivers a typical 2000s action film with 80s window dressing?
Preeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeetty much. And even at that, it's not a very good one. You'd be better off renting the ass-kicking Universal Soldier Regeneration, which Dolph and Van Damme are great in, than paying to see this.
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Damn. I'm sorry to read that. After the great Rocky Balboa and Rambo (as well as John Rambo, if you saw the director's cut), I had a whole lot of faith that Stallone would deliver.

And, yes, Universal Soldier Regeneration was a great movie that deserves a whole lot of praise.

So, I guess this means we've forever lost Solid Snake PAC.
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Damn. I'm sorry to read that. After the great Rocky Balboa and Rambo (as well as John Rambo, if you saw the director's cut), I had a whole lot of faith that Stallone would deliver.

And, yes, Universal Soldier Regeneration was a great movie that deserves a whole lot of praise.

So, I guess this means we've forever lost Solid Snake PAC.
Rambo is definitely better. Worth noting that Rambo also has the CG gore, but they must've had more of a head start, because while you can tell, that looked pretty good. This just looked awful. DTV-level.
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(I still haven't seen it so my hopes of seeing a pretty dang cool action movie is still open)
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(I still haven't seen it so my hopes of seeing a pretty dang cool action movie is still open)
I hope you (and I) find some enjoyment out of this movie. You and me are the only non-gringos (that I know of) in this forum.
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Solid Snake PAC, I'm putting you on suicide watch.
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Solid Snake PAC, I'm putting you on suicide watch.
....oh...I've been on that since post #913 on the Expendables Thread. Or at least on the radar for it since that post....

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Re: The Expendables (Stallone, 2010) The Reviews Thread

I'm definitely still seeing it Thursday night, but only because I'll have seen Scott Pilgrim twice by then.
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I dunno...not really what I'd call shakey cam here..maybe in other scenes. I actually really really liked this clip. MINUS the cg blood...but it was ok..

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Yeah but the editing and shooting style are inkeeping with 2000s movies. None of that screams 80s. I'll keep that in mind when I see the movie.

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