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The Expendables

Started by Lew, Aug 17, 2010, 01:54:26 pm

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Lew

It wasn't perfect, but it was really fun.  I'd have perferred more intensity, however, the tact they took was good.  The arranged the start power, with one exception, into great chemistry.  The instant cult classic has a lot of old warrior moments that will bring a smile to the action role playing crowd.  It's not a must for the big screen and is extremely graphicly violent.  In fact, they actually push the frontier in knife wounds and explosive body parts.   :head_explode:
So many subplots

Cope

Here is a review from one of the guys on ostate.com...

Saw it. It's an incoherent, bloated, ridiculously testosterone addled mess full of stupidly large knives, guns, and explosions, 10s of thousands of rounds fired at the heroes without a single hit, and bad acting from a motley crew of MMA fighters, martial artists, professional wrestlers, and over the hill actors trying to recapture their glory days with nothing but HGH, and bad one liners to support them.

In other words, 100% PURE AWESOMENESS!

I actually loved it. Turn off your brain, close your critical eye and have fun just being a {}#^*€?ing guy for an hour and a half.
We cannot banish dangers, but we can banish fears.  We must not demean life by standing in awe of death.

Cope

Finally saw this on Sunday. Good movie, some fun action and definitely cheesy one-liners. It is what it is - a low-grade, testosterone filled guy flick.

The only issue that I had was - WAY TOO MUCH close up work with the camera. Everything was a closup. The few wide angle action shots were GREAT.....
We cannot banish dangers, but we can banish fears.  We must not demean life by standing in awe of death.