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 Post subject: The boys are back in town! (The Expendables)
PostPosted: Sun Aug 15, 2010 6:50 am 
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Hi,

Are you tired of modern-style action films with heroes leaping off a jet, dodge the rotor blades of a helicopter and land on a speeding truck without a scratch on them?

No matter if you answered this question with yes or no, if you like straight-forward, honest, kick-ass action films, Expendables will deliver for you. This flick does not kid itself for a second being anything but an entertaining roller-coaster ride!

Other than the overblown stuff for example a certain M.B. subjects us to, the main stage is reserved not for the special effects but for an excellent cast of actors, for heroes doing incredible things. And boy, do they have a cast!

Silvester Stallone, Dolph Lundgren, Jet Li, Jason Statham and Mickey Rourke are joined by less iconic but no less excellent action stars including Eric Roberts, Kurt Angle and Steve Austin in raising hell on a little island ruled by a corrupt "generale". And yes, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Bruce Willis come in and take a bow with a quick (and very funny) cameo appearance.

So you have some of the biggest action heroes ever together in a film that has a distinct 80s feel to it with an admittedly simple but entertaining plot, real men taking on armies of mooks oozing cool and one-liners and (of course) causing explosions galore.

Sadly Wesley Snipes and Steven Segal were unavailable for the film and the great auteur Mr. van Damme refused participation complaining about a "lack of character development" ... *falls over laughing*
That one never gets old!

A solid 8/10

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 Post subject: Re: The boys are back in town! (The Expendables)
PostPosted: Mon Aug 16, 2010 3:57 pm 
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Zoser wrote:
and the great auteur Mr. van Damme refused participation complaining about a "lack of character development" ... *falls over laughing*


Really? :shock: He said that?!!! [smilie=rofl3.gif]

I like the look of this one. It's on my list of 'must see one day' :D

Keep the reviews coming Zoser =D>

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