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Random Review: The Expendables


CanisMax

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The Expendables is a movie that can be summed up as, "mediocre storyline, decent acting". If you haven't heard of this film, it has some pretty big name actors in it, namely Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, and Mickey Rourke. Bruce Willis and Arnold Shwartzeneggar also appear in what is probably the best scene in the entire movie. Anyways, let's take a look at this film.

 

Eye: Visually, this film is very good. The special effects are excellent and the sets are good. Generally, the camera work was good, although it's shaky in a few places towards the beginning, it quickly evens out. 8/10

Ear: If you're looking for a film with a great soundtrack, this isn't it. The music could be described as, well, unmemorable. Maybe it's because there's so much noise and dialogue, but as far as I could tell there really wasn't all that much in the music department. This film could have had none at all, and I wouldn't have known the difference. That having been said, the other sounds are done well. Explosions sound good. Bullets sound good. No complaints in that department. Ear: 4/10

Head: In terms of outright plot...there's not a whole lot there. Actually it's a fairly generic storyline. A group of mercenaries is hired by an undercover CIA agent to take out the leader of a small nation. In reality it's practically being run by a rogue CIA agent who uses Steve Austin as his bodyguard. I think anyone who's ever seen an action film can figure out the rest. It's a very generic plot, but it's a lot of fun. Head: 5/10

Heart: The characters are fun even though they're generic anti-heroes. The story is fun even though it's generic. 'The Expendables' will never be considered a classic, but who cares? It's one of those films you just watch because it's fun to watch. It's ultra-violent. It's got car chases, explosions, severed limbs, water boarding, and Sylvester Stallone getting beat on by yeat another pro wrestler. Plot? Who needs one? This movie is an action fest. Heart: 7/10

 

Final score: 6

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If only Clint Eastwood, Vin Diesel, Danny Glover, Mel Gibson, Kurt Russell, Harrison Ford, Samuel L. Jackson, Christian Bale, Jean Claude Van Damme, Matt Damon, Daniel Craig, Mark Wahlberg, Micheal Biehn, Jesse Ventura, The Rock, Ewan MacGregor, Brad Pitt, Eric Bana, George Clooney were also in this movie...

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IT HAS JET LI! JET LI!*putting Jet Li fanboyism aside*It seems like a good movie in my opinion and your breakdown on it has influenced my opinion of it but as you said, its a action fest and I like those. A lot. I'll watch it... when I can rent it. Closed Captioning ftw.

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I don't like how Jet Li was a pushover in this movie. I thought Martial Arts > Street Brawling?? Not in Expendables...

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To be fair, he was fighting IVAN DRAGGO, who, although no longer communist, is still twice as tall as Li.Plus, he was in Universal Soldier! He's already dead!

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