“The Expendables”, Sylvester Stallone’s newest action film is slated to be one heck of a thrill ride. Judging from the cast alone, it seems to be the action flick of the century, so far anyway. The movie, which opens August 13, tells the tale of a group of mercenaries hired toÂ take out a ruthless (is there any other kind?) South American dictator. Arriving in the tiny country, they realize all is not what it seems, and the prerequisite mayhem ensues. Expect a lot of shoot-em-up, blow-em-upÂ action.
Unfortunately, that is pretty much all you can expect. The cast, which consists of a laundry list action stars is the problem. Rounding out the cast are Jason Statham, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Dolph Lundgren, Mickey Rourke, Steve “Stone Cold” Austin,Â Bruce Willis, and just about anyone who has made an action flick in the past twenty years. That’s the good news. The bad news is, that with the exception of Willis and Rourke, none can act their way out of a wet paper sack with a machete in their hands.
Watch the trailer, courtesy of YouTube, and leave a comment with your opinion. Do you think it will be worth the price of admission?
Synopsis information culled from Imbd