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The Expendables

Connor Macgregor Reviews (In London)...The Expendables

80s Action Stars...Check. Explosions....Check. Senseless Violence...Check. It can only be Stallone.

Barney Ross leads the "Expendables", a band of highly skilled mercenaries including knife enthusiast Lee Christmas, martial arts expert Yin Yang, heavy weapons specialist Hale Caesar, demolitionist Toll Road and loose-cannon sniper Gunner Jensen. When the group is commissioned by the mysterious Mr. Church to assassinate the merciless dictator of a small South American island, Barney and Lee head to the remote locale to scout out their opposition. Once there, they meet with local rebel Sandra and discover the true nature of the conflict engulfing the city. When they escape the island and Sandra stays behind, Ross must choose to either walk away and save his own life - or attempt a suicidal rescue mission that might just save his soul.

This is action packed and full of great action pieces. Its not fantastic and i can see why certain critics pick on this. But Expendables is what it is meant to be. An action film. Explosions,Fights and Violence. What more could you want or what more could you ask for ? And for what they are The Action is great in this. I saw this in Odeon Leicester Square and i really had fun seeing it in the massive screen (One of the biggest screens in the world).

Stallone does great in the main lead , but i felt he could have delivered more. Jet Li in my opinion was heavenly underused in the film. Steve Austin i had to mentioned was a great bulky baddy. Eric Roberts did a great villian but not very rememberable. Charisma Carpenter i wish i saw more of. She is great in Buffy & Angel (Which we all know and love) and i wish she had a bigger role in this. This is her one chance to get a decent movie career starting off so Expendables could do something for her.

Rourke was great as the Ex Mercenary with the haunting past and who
does a great monologue midway through the film. The Cameos for Willias & Arnold were good and i liked the joke at the end.

So overall see this film if you like action flicks. If you want story, your looking at the wrong film.

Rating - 73% - B+