Not much to say about the movie. Half the cast are mummies, and I am not sure how they can still move. The new expendables (see the movie for the definition of new) aren’t bad ass as other expendables on previous movies. Jason Statham is mostly hidden. Mel Gibson as some class. Harrison Ford has some nice shots, too. Other than that, see the movie for the usual explosions, shots and fights. Other than that, a couple of humorous quotes. Ah… and Antonio Banderas is just crazy on this movie. At some point it gets really boring to listen to. And yeah, I know it is deliberate. Voted 6 in 10.
To finish, a small quote I liked:
Barney Ross: Better get out of that seat and move to the back, Christmas is coming.
Galgo: But it’s only June…
I know this movie is.. what.. eleven years old. But I remember watching the first two Terminator movies and liking them. So, the other missing two were always planned to be watched. Here is the first one.
And let me say, it surprised me. I did not expect it to end like this. Not when you are watching a common Hollywood movie, where the good ones always save the world against the bad ones. Sorry for the spoilers, but after eleven years I expect everybody in the universe to have watched it.
Regarding acting, yeah, Arnold is not a great actor, but it does the role in an acceptable fashion. And as always, my complain it that T-X is never filmed properly… erm… nude. And… didn’t expect her to be one year younger than me… yeah, getting old. Damn.
No, this is not a great action movie, nor a comedy, nor anything. This is a museum! Take a bunch of old actors for well known action movies, join them, make bullets fly around, add a couple of jokes, and a movie is done. The truth is that the first one was better. In this some of the good actors from the first, like Jet Li, aren’t there, and other bad actors, like Schwarzenegger, are some extra time. Note that I think Schwarzenegger have some good movies, but he is old. He seems some crazy guy out from the hospice. He doesn’t know how to handle a gun at all. Regarding Stallone, never a big fan from old movies. On some situations you notice he is old, and with difficulty to move. In some others, you don’t, probably because there is a double. Statham is probably the one acting better. I really miss the Transporter series. Van Damme is great in the movie. He is a great villain. This time we have Chuck Norris, but he is not acting natural. Hey, they all are actors for decades. Can’t them act?
I’ve read somewhere about someone complaining about the jokes, mainly the ones related with their old movies (check image bellow for an example). Those I can cope with. As I’ve said in the beginning, this is not an action movie, but a museum. It is to be interesting to watch for people who lived with their old movies, and therefore, their mention is not that bad.
But I should say, I’ve seen no action movie as Shoot’Em Up, with Clive Owen (not a standard bad ass). Probably they can learn a little from that one for the next Expendables (yes, accordingly with IMDB we’ll have it).
I confess that I was expected a little more. Easy story, action, blood, explosions, girl in danger, more blood and explosions, more action, bullets, betrayal, blood, action, blood, forgiveness, more blood and action, and a little of humor.
In the beginning there were some cool jokes, but during the movie they became more rare.
So, the typical Hollywood movie. Oh, Stallone is old. Ah, and Schwarzenegger is older. In the overall, rating 8 in 10.