Sound Off: Stallone's The Expendables - What Did You Think?
by Alex Billington
August 14, 2010
Now that you've seen it, what did you think? It has been a full 646 days since we first announced that Sylvester Stallone was putting together an action movie called The Expendables with a cast full of the most badass action stars around. And after years of waiting, The Expendables finally arrives in theaters this weekend. Is it as crazy and totally badass to watch as we are all hoping? How is the team of action stars that Stallone assembled, from Jet Li to Statham to Couture to Lundgren to Austin to Crews? And we can't forget Eric Roberts! So if you've seen it, leave a comment and let us know what you thought of The Expendables!
To fuel the fire, I finally got to see The Expendables last night (sorry for the delay!) and I actually thought it was okay, not terrible, but I didn't expect much out of it except for plenty of insane action. My first thought was that this is the kind of movie I would've snuck into when I was 15 because it's just full of so much insane action and killing and explosions that I couldn't miss it. Sure, the plot is convoluted, bland and boring, and it's nothing new, it was fun to watch as just a dumb action movie. Can't say that I loved it, but I didn't hate it either and with my mind switched off I enjoyed watching just about everything blow up in nearly two hours.
What did you think of The Expendables? Another action classic or a boring mess of a movie?