We have Beards so we know Movies! Review: The Expendables
Last night I went to see the action movie The Expendables. And it truly had everything I wanted and hoped I would get:
The Action Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Dolph Lundgren, Jet Li, Randy Coutore, Steve Austin and Gary Daniels. Add a cameo with Arnold Schwarzenegger and Bruce Willis and I guess the only two missing would be Steven Seagal and Jean Claude Van Damme. But I didn’t miss them.
The Dialogue. Not great. At all. The emotional scene with Mickey Rourke was great though. I could however have done without the constant close-up of him frothing at the side of his mouth.
The one-liners. Weird yet funny. If said in anything other than an action movie would be just strange. But the muscular sweaty guys pull them off. Especially Dolph Lundgren.
A Love Story. Yes, there is one. And in my opinion a totally unnecessary one. It does however result in a great Jason Statham kicking some ass scene. So maybe not totally unnecessary.
The Bad Guy. I loved Eric Roberts in Runaway Train but haven’t really seen him repeating that great performance since. He is a perfect bad guy though. Looks like one. Acts like one. And according to sister Julia Roberts is one.
The funny sidekick. Well, maybe not a sidekick, but Jet Li really made me laugh a bunch of times. And props to him for playing a funny Jackie Chan kind of character.
It’s a 104 minutes of action packed fun. And as someone wrote in a review on imdb; It’s Sex and the City.. for men.
More “We have Beards so we know Movies!” Reviews
- Stallone Explains Why Van Damme & Seagal Wouldn’t Do ‘The Expendables’ (cinematical.com)
- The Expendables, review (telegraph.co.uk)
- Sylvester Stallone: Hard Work Directing Expendables Co-Stars (inquisitr.com)
- Movie Review: The Expendabes (2010) (carefuleugene.blogspot.com)