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08.13.2010

In his review, Arrow says he "f*cking loved" THE EXPENDABLES. And our own Chris Bumbray loved it as well saying it's "exactly the kind of all-out, balls-to-the-wall action flick you’d expect." But that doesn't mean everyone has loved it. Right now the film is listed as "rotten" on Rotten Tomatoes with only a 44% rating.

Some seem to love it and other seem to hate it but we want to know what YOU think! So, as we often do, we're going to leave this article up all weekend with the Strike Backs open and encourage you to post YOUR review of THE EXPENDABLES. If you're so inclined, you can even post a review to your Movie Fan Central profile. The film's average rating on the MFC so far is 8.7/10.

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2:35PM on 08/17/2010

Why the hell are people liking this?

This was a very disappointing film that had very little to offer. The system is still not letting me post a working link to the review, so I'll just say that the action was terribly directed and edited into a blurry, headache-inducing mess. Only two scenes were any good (the one with Arnold, and the other with Rourke giving a speech, showing that the quietest scene had the most impact). Other than that, it was pretty bad.
This was a very disappointing film that had very little to offer. The system is still not letting me post a working link to the review, so I'll just say that the action was terribly directed and edited into a blurry, headache-inducing mess. Only two scenes were any good (the one with Arnold, and the other with Rourke giving a speech, showing that the quietest scene had the most impact). Other than that, it was pretty bad.
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2:01PM on 08/17/2010
It was just what I expected! My ONLY complaints are the crazy lead caps in the subtitles, the annoying monologue with Rourke breathing through his nose, the forced attempt at one-liners and the cheesy CGI gore. Other than that, balls to the wall epic!
It was just what I expected! My ONLY complaints are the crazy lead caps in the subtitles, the annoying monologue with Rourke breathing through his nose, the forced attempt at one-liners and the cheesy CGI gore. Other than that, balls to the wall epic!
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10:34PM on 08/16/2010

Loved it

9/10 met expectations, loved the action scenes.

What the hell, people. If some of you like Commando and think this is shit, you need fucking help.
9/10 met expectations, loved the action scenes.

What the hell, people. If some of you like Commando and think this is shit, you need fucking help.
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10:10PM on 08/16/2010
On the Stallone-a-meter, it's down there with Cobra and The Specialist. Big disappointment.
On the Stallone-a-meter, it's down there with Cobra and The Specialist. Big disappointment.
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2:16PM on 08/16/2010

NOT A LETDOWN

Did this movie deliver or did it deliver! All you story blabbin and dialogue chompin fools can eat it. Why would you want a movie like this to be bogged down with a decent plot and smart dialogue? It did exactly what it was supposed to do - nuff said
Did this movie deliver or did it deliver! All you story blabbin and dialogue chompin fools can eat it. Why would you want a movie like this to be bogged down with a decent plot and smart dialogue? It did exactly what it was supposed to do - nuff said
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11:49AM on 08/16/2010

Shaky camera sucks

Im so tired of the crappy shaky cam in today's action films.Can't make out whats going on half the time, and stop having close up shots of there faces it just looks plain out terrible. Over all its a good movie but could of been a lot better.
Im so tired of the crappy shaky cam in today's action films.Can't make out whats going on half the time, and stop having close up shots of there faces it just looks plain out terrible. Over all its a good movie but could of been a lot better.
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5:13AM on 08/16/2010

You all do realize

That this was a bad movie, right?

I know I'm going to get crucified for being the first red comment, and I might even deserve it, but seriously... this movie is pretty bad on a lot of levels. Maybe that was the point.

That all being said, did I have fun? Yeah, I did. Did I enjoy seeing a lot of action stars on screen? You know it.

But as I sit here and read a lot of the "positive" feedback, I can't help but notice that on almost everyone's reviews , you all state where the film
That this was a bad movie, right?

I know I'm going to get crucified for being the first red comment, and I might even deserve it, but seriously... this movie is pretty bad on a lot of levels. Maybe that was the point.

That all being said, did I have fun? Yeah, I did. Did I enjoy seeing a lot of action stars on screen? You know it.

But as I sit here and read a lot of the "positive" feedback, I can't help but notice that on almost everyone's reviews , you all state where the film failed. Namely: bad character development, bad story, bad editing, etc. FYI, all those elements if not delivered upon, equal a bad movie.

In the end, I'm glad I saw the movie. Don't need to see it again. Hopefully, with the sequel (which I'm all for btw), they deliver.

And please, next time, don't end the film with a terrible rhyme.

Bonus points: After I got out of this movie, two biker dudes with two biker chicks, got on their choppers and started spinning donuts on the thrown out popcorn buckets in the parking lot. At least someone got jacked up from the screening.
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3:21AM on 08/16/2010
Awesome movie, everything i expected out of this movie. I think it was heavily cut though to see how the film would turn out with audiences, I expect the sequel to be much more epic Y& maybe more character development, this could be a great franchise in the future.
Awesome movie, everything i expected out of this movie. I think it was heavily cut though to see how the film would turn out with audiences, I expect the sequel to be much more epic Y& maybe more character development, this could be a great franchise in the future.
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2:11AM on 08/16/2010
One word: Awesome! Only down side for me was the really fast edits during the fight scenes, sometimes hard to follow - but that's been the trend of action films lately hasn't it? The Expendables were great, really thought Statham and ol' Dolph were pretty mad. More please! With more of the soon to be ex Governator!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
One word: Awesome! Only down side for me was the really fast edits during the fight scenes, sometimes hard to follow - but that's been the trend of action films lately hasn't it? The Expendables were great, really thought Statham and ol' Dolph were pretty mad. More please! With more of the soon to be ex Governator!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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10:40PM on 08/15/2010
I personally want Tony Jaa in the next one.
I personally want Tony Jaa in the next one.
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6:14PM on 08/15/2010
8/10

Action movie to end all action movies.

The one black mark was SPOILER when Steve Austin was on fire, it looked bad SPOILER
8/10

Action movie to end all action movies.

The one black mark was SPOILER when Steve Austin was on fire, it looked bad SPOILER
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3:09PM on 08/15/2010

Disappointed a bit

Would have expected a lot more from the action scenes (for example most of Jet Li's movies have better shot action sequences). Otherwise, fun and the explosions were very sweet indeed. Nevermind, I trust Machete to deliver the things that might have been missing.
Would have expected a lot more from the action scenes (for example most of Jet Li's movies have better shot action sequences). Otherwise, fun and the explosions were very sweet indeed. Nevermind, I trust Machete to deliver the things that might have been missing.
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12:04AM on 08/16/2010
12:04AM on 08/16/2010
Sorry for adding an empty comment. Just wanted to say as cool as it was, it was very difficult to see Jet Li's fight scene with Dolph. Couldn't follow it well
Sorry for adding an empty comment. Just wanted to say as cool as it was, it was very difficult to see Jet Li's fight scene with Dolph. Couldn't follow it well
12:07PM on 08/15/2010

Loved this movie

when you go to see an action movie, the first thing you have to tell yourself, is leave your brain at the door. That being said The Expendables was awesome! Stallone ain't no Spielberg, but the man knows how to shoot an action movie! Every action piece was set to level 10 and did not disappoint.Loved the little nods to the movies we grew up with (opening credits anyone?) It was fun to see all these heroes in one place. Storyline was nothing you haven't seen before, but again that's not what you
when you go to see an action movie, the first thing you have to tell yourself, is leave your brain at the door. That being said The Expendables was awesome! Stallone ain't no Spielberg, but the man knows how to shoot an action movie! Every action piece was set to level 10 and did not disappoint.Loved the little nods to the movies we grew up with (opening credits anyone?) It was fun to see all these heroes in one place. Storyline was nothing you haven't seen before, but again that's not what you care about. It's ACTION! Props to Mickey Rourke for the one dramatic scene that really hit home and Terry Crewes has the funniest line in this movie! All and All, highly recommended for your action fix. 4 out of 5
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9:45AM on 08/15/2010

Loved it.

There is some bad dialogue, bad CGI and the plot's not as imaginative as "Inception", infact there's barely a story to be found. But...fuck a story. This was obviously an excuse for Stallone to put as many action legends as he c...ould into one film. All we're missing is Chuck Norris, Seagal and Van Damme.
Sly also packed as many action movie cliches into "The Expendables" as humanly possible. Huge explosions, car chases, witty one liners, throwing knives, damsels in distress, evil bad guys,
There is some bad dialogue, bad CGI and the plot's not as imaginative as "Inception", infact there's barely a story to be found. But...fuck a story. This was obviously an excuse for Stallone to put as many action legends as he c...ould into one film. All we're missing is Chuck Norris, Seagal and Van Damme.
Sly also packed as many action movie cliches into "The Expendables" as humanly possible. Huge explosions, car chases, witty one liners, throwing knives, damsels in distress, evil bad guys, massive guns and ingenius death sequences. It was a throwback to the action movies of the eighties, back when men were men, lol.
Bring on The Expandables 2 :)
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6:27AM on 08/15/2010

Balls to the Wall!

****ing Brilliant-seen it twice already! Now give us a damn sequel where they go after Mr Church!!!!!!
****ing Brilliant-seen it twice already! Now give us a damn sequel where they go after Mr Church!!!!!!
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1:23AM on 08/15/2010

Thank God

Awesome, i grew up watching most of these guys and its great seeing them back. Cant wait for the sequel, and hopefully Arnie has a bigger part in it! I WANT MORE!!!!
Awesome, i grew up watching most of these guys and its great seeing them back. Cant wait for the sequel, and hopefully Arnie has a bigger part in it! I WANT MORE!!!!
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11:55PM on 08/14/2010

Great Fing movie

This movie was ultimately everything you should expect from it.....the total violence...Jet Li and Jason Statham were at there besst, even Dolph had some good acting...the only downfall was the talking between Sylvester Stallone and Mickey Rourke needed to be subtitled, those two with there jibberish talking was great....AMAZING
This movie was ultimately everything you should expect from it.....the total violence...Jet Li and Jason Statham were at there besst, even Dolph had some good acting...the only downfall was the talking between Sylvester Stallone and Mickey Rourke needed to be subtitled, those two with there jibberish talking was great....AMAZING
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11:23PM on 08/14/2010

Awwww yeah!

Good movie...good cameoes by Bruce and Arnold. A lot of explosions, killing & maiming...the CGI bloodwork wasn't very good though...should have stuck with the original blood packs...and without giving the ending away...the ending was cheesy and predictable....all in all...a buy when it comes out on blue ray.
Good movie...good cameoes by Bruce and Arnold. A lot of explosions, killing & maiming...the CGI bloodwork wasn't very good though...should have stuck with the original blood packs...and without giving the ending away...the ending was cheesy and predictable....all in all...a buy when it comes out on blue ray.
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10:35PM on 08/14/2010

Everything I Wanted

The Expendables delivered exactly what I wanted. Dolph Lundgren stood out. I'm looking forward to part 2 happening. The only thing missing from this movie was me.
The Expendables delivered exactly what I wanted. Dolph Lundgren stood out. I'm looking forward to part 2 happening. The only thing missing from this movie was me.
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8:53PM on 08/14/2010

I now have a mustache.

This movie pumped so much testosterone into the theater that everyone walked out with a fur coat of chest hair and a mustache.
This movie pumped so much testosterone into the theater that everyone walked out with a fur coat of chest hair and a mustache.
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8:26PM on 08/14/2010

kick-ass

this movie kicked all kinds of ass.i mean the action,the fight scenes,the cast they were all great,the best R rated tough guy summer action epic i think like ever. 10/10
this movie kicked all kinds of ass.i mean the action,the fight scenes,the cast they were all great,the best R rated tough guy summer action epic i think like ever. 10/10
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8:03PM on 08/14/2010
After sitting through 10 years of shitty superhero movies its nice to see real action movies with real action heros. Had me on the edge of my seat through the entire thing with great action and good chemistry between the stars. Dolph Lundgren was by far the stand out for me and I will becounting the minutes until Expendables 2. Best movie ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
After sitting through 10 years of shitty superhero movies its nice to see real action movies with real action heros. Had me on the edge of my seat through the entire thing with great action and good chemistry between the stars. Dolph Lundgren was by far the stand out for me and I will becounting the minutes until Expendables 2. Best movie ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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5:44PM on 08/14/2010
Though not as great as the last Rambo movie this was more than enjoyable. Plenty of action that had the hair on my arm standing and the group worked well together. If I had to nit pick, I would say the movie should have been 1/2 hour longer to give more screentime to all the stars as guys like Crews and Couture were in the movie for the big action scenes. That or they shouldn't have had them. Crews did have some of the best parts, and the brief Arnie conversation was well worth the price of
Though not as great as the last Rambo movie this was more than enjoyable. Plenty of action that had the hair on my arm standing and the group worked well together. If I had to nit pick, I would say the movie should have been 1/2 hour longer to give more screentime to all the stars as guys like Crews and Couture were in the movie for the big action scenes. That or they shouldn't have had them. Crews did have some of the best parts, and the brief Arnie conversation was well worth the price of admission. Can't wait to pick this up on home video. 8/10
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5:05PM on 08/14/2010

Awesome!

So happy it is beating the hell out of that turn Scott Pilgrim. Friday estimates at boxofficemojo have Expendables in first place at 13.2 mil and Scott Pilgrim in fourth place at 4.5 mil behind The other guys and Eat Pray Love. I saw SP with my cousin and was thoroughly annoyed by it. Not exactly Edgar’s finest hour as some have claimed. Expendables on the other hand was fantastic. It was no Rambo, but still damn good.
So happy it is beating the hell out of that turn Scott Pilgrim. Friday estimates at boxofficemojo have Expendables in first place at 13.2 mil and Scott Pilgrim in fourth place at 4.5 mil behind The other guys and Eat Pray Love. I saw SP with my cousin and was thoroughly annoyed by it. Not exactly Edgar’s finest hour as some have claimed. Expendables on the other hand was fantastic. It was no Rambo, but still damn good.
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5:03PM on 08/14/2010
You arent a man if you give this movie red
You arent a man if you give this movie red
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4:40PM on 08/14/2010

Best film I've never seen

Best movie that I haven't even seen, yet. I mean it's the greatest ever, man. Man, I can't wait to see it. It's awesome
Best movie that I haven't even seen, yet. I mean it's the greatest ever, man. Man, I can't wait to see it. It's awesome
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4:40PM on 08/14/2010
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4:26PM on 08/14/2010
the best action movie i've ever seen, i'ts really cool!!!4 thumb's up for stallone!!!
the best action movie i've ever seen, i'ts really cool!!!4 thumb's up for stallone!!!
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4:04PM on 08/14/2010
Action was some of the best i've seen in a long time. Classic 80's style movie for sure. Some of the acting was meh but who really cares. Stathem had the best role imo.
Action was some of the best i've seen in a long time. Classic 80's style movie for sure. Some of the acting was meh but who really cares. Stathem had the best role imo.
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3:37PM on 08/14/2010
80's story, 80's action. No cgi(that I was aware of) No green screens just straight explosions, gunfire and knives spinning. If thats what Stallone was reaching for, he achieved it. I loved every second of it. There are minor things here and there that are glaring, but who cares?! It's a throwback to when actions movies didn't suck, and real men kicked serious ass with serious attitude. I would spend another 10 bucks to see it again. *** (out of four)
80's story, 80's action. No cgi(that I was aware of) No green screens just straight explosions, gunfire and knives spinning. If thats what Stallone was reaching for, he achieved it. I loved every second of it. There are minor things here and there that are glaring, but who cares?! It's a throwback to when actions movies didn't suck, and real men kicked serious ass with serious attitude. I would spend another 10 bucks to see it again. *** (out of four)
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2:27PM on 08/14/2010

Action: A(wesome) Story: C(rappy)

The only problem I had was this film was the story. The bad guys didn't feel bad enough to justify their slaughter by the Expendables. I also felt that the only decent acting was from Stallone, Statham, Rourke, and Li. The rest of the cast, especially Dolph and that dude from Dexter, were awful. The action was really well done besides a car chase that was wayyyyyyy too shaky for it's own good. B-
The only problem I had was this film was the story. The bad guys didn't feel bad enough to justify their slaughter by the Expendables. I also felt that the only decent acting was from Stallone, Statham, Rourke, and Li. The rest of the cast, especially Dolph and that dude from Dexter, were awful. The action was really well done besides a car chase that was wayyyyyyy too shaky for it's own good. B-
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2:21PM on 08/14/2010
My expectations were incredibly high going in, but it met and even exceeded them. Favorite movie of the year thus far. Oh, and the finale was fucking amazing.
My expectations were incredibly high going in, but it met and even exceeded them. Favorite movie of the year thus far. Oh, and the finale was fucking amazing.
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2:16PM on 08/14/2010
I was expecting some cheesy fun but I loved it even more than I thought I would, and I honestly believe it's one of the best action films to come out in a looooong time. A million thumbs up.
I was expecting some cheesy fun but I loved it even more than I thought I would, and I honestly believe it's one of the best action films to come out in a looooong time. A million thumbs up.
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1:49PM on 08/14/2010

About what I expected

Terrible acting and dialogue, but that's not why I went. Big explosions and a bloody body count more than made up for it. Hopefully, Crews and Couture will get bigger parts in the sequel because they were terribly underutilized.
Terrible acting and dialogue, but that's not why I went. Big explosions and a bloody body count more than made up for it. Hopefully, Crews and Couture will get bigger parts in the sequel because they were terribly underutilized.
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1:46PM on 08/14/2010

It's okay....

It's okay. If the whole thing was just the last act, I would have been satisfied. But the previous 2 Acts hurt the film for what it is trying to be. I expect the story, character development, and motivations to be thin in action films. But they were positively anorexic in this one.
It's okay. If the whole thing was just the last act, I would have been satisfied. But the previous 2 Acts hurt the film for what it is trying to be. I expect the story, character development, and motivations to be thin in action films. But they were positively anorexic in this one.
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12:57PM on 08/14/2010

Rating - 3/5

It was about what I expected it to be. I would have liked for there to have been a better story, but what we got was serviceable. I really liked Micky Rourke's monologue; it brought heart to the movie. On the other hand, the camera work during the fight scenes went from okay to terrible. I had no clue who was fighting each other in the finale. For a movie based on big names, I should really be able to tell who is fighting. Still, I'm looking forward to a sequel with Van Damme, Norris, Segal,
It was about what I expected it to be. I would have liked for there to have been a better story, but what we got was serviceable. I really liked Micky Rourke's monologue; it brought heart to the movie. On the other hand, the camera work during the fight scenes went from okay to terrible. I had no clue who was fighting each other in the finale. For a movie based on big names, I should really be able to tell who is fighting. Still, I'm looking forward to a sequel with Van Damme, Norris, Segal, and Kurt Russell!
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12:36PM on 08/14/2010
Seeing it again tonight!
Seeing it again tonight!
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12:19PM on 08/14/2010

80s Action Alive and Well

There's so much testosterone in this thing that I think my biceps will explode like the villains dispatched by Terry Crews' beautiful automatic shotgun. The action scenes in this thing are so awesome, well, I'm awesomed out by how awesome they are. The cameos by Willis and Schwarzenegger? Perfect. Did I mention the action scenes are awesome? Hollywood, take note: this is how you make an action movie. A pure action movie. A balls-to-the-wall, knife-in-the-throat, fist-to-the-face action film for
There's so much testosterone in this thing that I think my biceps will explode like the villains dispatched by Terry Crews' beautiful automatic shotgun. The action scenes in this thing are so awesome, well, I'm awesomed out by how awesome they are. The cameos by Willis and Schwarzenegger? Perfect. Did I mention the action scenes are awesome? Hollywood, take note: this is how you make an action movie. A pure action movie. A balls-to-the-wall, knife-in-the-throat, fist-to-the-face action film for people who grew up on them during the 80s.
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12:10PM on 08/14/2010

Awesome

It was bad ass. Bring on Chuck Norris for the sequel
It was bad ass. Bring on Chuck Norris for the sequel
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10:29AM on 08/14/2010

WOW

The Commando of the decade! Thank you Stallone!
The Commando of the decade! Thank you Stallone!
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9:39AM on 08/14/2010
tbh, towards the middle, it sucked badly. but the 2nd half of the movie totally made up for it. this omvie will definitely have a cult following.
tbh, towards the middle, it sucked badly. but the 2nd half of the movie totally made up for it. this omvie will definitely have a cult following.
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6:52AM on 08/14/2010
Awesome Film, left you wanting to know what happens next to these guys.
The Stath was excellent in it, the plane scene especially was brilliant.
Bring on the sequel, The Rock, Russell and maybe Jean Reno!!!
Awesome Film, left you wanting to know what happens next to these guys.
The Stath was excellent in it, the plane scene especially was brilliant.
Bring on the sequel, The Rock, Russell and maybe Jean Reno!!!
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3:58AM on 08/14/2010
The movie was very enjoyable. It had great action and was very funny. Terry Crews was hilarious! While the scene was very short, it was great seeing Arnold back on the screen and all 3 action gods together all at once. Very well worth it. Scott Pilgrim awaits tomorrow!
The movie was very enjoyable. It had great action and was very funny. Terry Crews was hilarious! While the scene was very short, it was great seeing Arnold back on the screen and all 3 action gods together all at once. Very well worth it. Scott Pilgrim awaits tomorrow!
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3:37AM on 08/14/2010

BEST SCENE: SPOILER ALERT!!!!

The brawl in the catacombs of the fortified castle. This film was so epic. Stone Cold and Randy had the weakest parts.
The brawl in the catacombs of the fortified castle. This film was so epic. Stone Cold and Randy had the weakest parts.
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3:02AM on 08/14/2010
wow great action flick just what a movie going experience should be all the time sure it was cheesey but thats what it was supposed to be. I though Dolph Lundgren was awsome. he defineatly needs more roles and i really wanted Jet Li to say "im to old for this shit"
wow great action flick just what a movie going experience should be all the time sure it was cheesey but thats what it was supposed to be. I though Dolph Lundgren was awsome. he defineatly needs more roles and i really wanted Jet Li to say "im to old for this shit"
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2:06AM on 08/14/2010
Overall, I loved the movie. The action was great. The chemistry between the guys (especially Sly and Statham). But there are a few drawbacks. It really was a Stallone/Statham vehicle. Li and Lundgren were way underused. Why was Terry Crewes even there? He's known for being the big black but funny guy, not action hero. The CGI really pissed me off. Is it THAT expensive to do things practically now? Blood squibs and real fire shouldn't be that hard to come by. And the orgasm of heroes scene
Overall, I loved the movie. The action was great. The chemistry between the guys (especially Sly and Statham). But there are a few drawbacks. It really was a Stallone/Statham vehicle. Li and Lundgren were way underused. Why was Terry Crewes even there? He's known for being the big black but funny guy, not action hero. The CGI really pissed me off. Is it THAT expensive to do things practically now? Blood squibs and real fire shouldn't be that hard to come by. And the orgasm of heroes scene (Arnie/Sly/Willis)? Pointless. It's like it was only filmed so it could be in the trailer. I know it sounds like I'm bashing the film, I'm not. It's a great film that COULD have been an [link]" film. Still....go see it, right now.
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2:40AM on 08/14/2010
I agree with you on Terry Crews, he was filling in for Snipes, nothing more. But the heroes scene, and the whole movie, was celebrating 80's action movies, and having the 3 of them there did just that.
I agree with you on Terry Crews, he was filling in for Snipes, nothing more. But the heroes scene, and the whole movie, was celebrating 80's action movies, and having the 3 of them there did just that.
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1:30AM on 08/14/2010
I loved it! Dolph Lundgren was my favorite part, even though he had a small role, he was badass! I think the hype may have hurt it a bit, but that's not anyone's fault. I really hope it does well enough for a sequel, gotta see Van Damme, Snipes, and Biehn join the party!
I loved it! Dolph Lundgren was my favorite part, even though he had a small role, he was badass! I think the hype may have hurt it a bit, but that's not anyone's fault. I really hope it does well enough for a sequel, gotta see Van Damme, Snipes, and Biehn join the party!
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12:57AM on 08/14/2010
The only thing I have to say is... Bring me that sequel with Van Damme and Seagal!!!! Vin Diesel and The Rock should be invited too..
The only thing I have to say is... Bring me that sequel with Van Damme and Seagal!!!! Vin Diesel and The Rock should be invited too..
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12:38AM on 08/14/2010
I really liked it, not sure if I loved it (and I really wanted to). Honestly, I wished they had slowed some shit down. There were some bad ass stunts that could have used some love. Oh, I thought nudity was obligatory.
I really liked it, not sure if I loved it (and I really wanted to). Honestly, I wished they had slowed some shit down. There were some bad ass stunts that could have used some love. Oh, I thought nudity was obligatory.
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12:22AM on 08/14/2010
FUCKING BAD-ASS
FUCKING BAD-ASS
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12:12AM on 08/14/2010

Satisfied

This is a movie that got better as it wore on. The first hour or so is rather mundane, even cliche. The Arnie-Sly-Bruce scene was entertaining, but underwhelming and far from naturalistic.

But damn...the last half hour is everything you wanted to be. Snapped necks, knife fights worthy of Tommy Lee Jones, dismemberment, Brazilian wrestling, superman punches, and guns, guns, explosions, and guns. I left the theater with both a testosterone high and the 'well-****ed' glow in my cheeks that
This is a movie that got better as it wore on. The first hour or so is rather mundane, even cliche. The Arnie-Sly-Bruce scene was entertaining, but underwhelming and far from naturalistic.

But damn...the last half hour is everything you wanted to be. Snapped necks, knife fights worthy of Tommy Lee Jones, dismemberment, Brazilian wrestling, superman punches, and guns, guns, explosions, and guns. I left the theater with both a testosterone high and the 'well-****ed' glow in my cheeks that only this crew could deliver.

No, my friends, this isn't the full movie you had pictured in your head. But the action climax most definitely is.
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8:28PM on 08/13/2010

Best action movie since Die Hard

I went in with average expectations as to not be disappointed, and by god, was I blown away. The action in this is positively pulse-pounding and blow-for-blow sensational. Every punch and bullet impact felt hard, despite some obvious CGI blood and whatnot. Dolph holds his own pretty well in his first time in theaters since UniSol (or was it Johnny Mnemonic?). I loved every minute of this film, and plan on seeing it two more times.
I went in with average expectations as to not be disappointed, and by god, was I blown away. The action in this is positively pulse-pounding and blow-for-blow sensational. Every punch and bullet impact felt hard, despite some obvious CGI blood and whatnot. Dolph holds his own pretty well in his first time in theaters since UniSol (or was it Johnny Mnemonic?). I loved every minute of this film, and plan on seeing it two more times.
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7:11PM on 08/13/2010

9 out of 10

It was entertaining. A few minor flaws (shaky cam) but it was better than I expected.
It was entertaining. A few minor flaws (shaky cam) but it was better than I expected.
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5:50PM on 08/13/2010

Here goes...

Not to be a spoilsport or anything, but I was a tiny bit underwhelmed by it. It was entertaining, but far from great.
Plot isn't usually the major concern in this kind of film, but this is surely like the action equivalent of The Avengers, and I'd hoped to see some huge enemy that no one action hero could have defeated alone in his heyday. Instead we got a puppet dictator and Eric Roberts, in what could just as easily have been Rambo 5.
I felt it blew its load with the Bruce-Sly-Arnie scene,
Not to be a spoilsport or anything, but I was a tiny bit underwhelmed by it. It was entertaining, but far from great.
Plot isn't usually the major concern in this kind of film, but this is surely like the action equivalent of The Avengers, and I'd hoped to see some huge enemy that no one action hero could have defeated alone in his heyday. Instead we got a puppet dictator and Eric Roberts, in what could just as easily have been Rambo 5.
I felt it blew its load with the Bruce-Sly-Arnie scene, and everything thereafter was like a joke I wasn't really in on. It's shooting for the audience who grew up with these films originally, so maybe that's understandable. I would definitely give it a solid 3/5, but no higher.
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4:35PM on 08/13/2010
Just watched it and I loved every second of it. It was awesome, everything I expected.
Just watched it and I loved every second of it. It was awesome, everything I expected.
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3:52PM on 08/13/2010
Phenomenal, everything you expected and more. It was great to see all of these guys together, and here's to a sequel as it is definetly warented with what Stallone did with this one.
Phenomenal, everything you expected and more. It was great to see all of these guys together, and here's to a sequel as it is definetly warented with what Stallone did with this one.
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3:13PM on 08/13/2010
It was the manliest movie in years. A breath of fresh air for action junkies everywhere. I loved the shit out of it. It rocked my balls.
It was the manliest movie in years. A breath of fresh air for action junkies everywhere. I loved the shit out of it. It rocked my balls.
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2:52PM on 08/13/2010
It was everything i expected, which i expected an awesome kickass action movie, and it was just that! Not going to win any awards, but is definitely an insanely entertaining action movie. Great job Stallone! You did not disappoint whatsover.

And the use of actual stunts was such a breath of fresh air to the overabundance of pussy cgi action sequences that we get nowadays with these so-called "action" stars (Angelina and Ryan Reynolds can piss off after watching this).
It was everything i expected, which i expected an awesome kickass action movie, and it was just that! Not going to win any awards, but is definitely an insanely entertaining action movie. Great job Stallone! You did not disappoint whatsover.

And the use of actual stunts was such a breath of fresh air to the overabundance of pussy cgi action sequences that we get nowadays with these so-called "action" stars (Angelina and Ryan Reynolds can piss off after watching this).
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1:06PM on 08/13/2010

Awesome

This was everything I could've wanted and more. The action was absolutely INSANE. I really hope we see another one, and that Arnold can be in it with his team that they hinted at. Think about THAT team (which could have Norris, Snipes, Segal, etc.)So cool!
This was everything I could've wanted and more. The action was absolutely INSANE. I really hope we see another one, and that Arnold can be in it with his team that they hinted at. Think about THAT team (which could have Norris, Snipes, Segal, etc.)So cool!
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12:59PM on 08/13/2010

Great Film

Not since Kick Ass have I seen a movie with so much action and comedy that actually works very well together. This is just a fun and great movie from the first scene to the last. Everyone owned in this movie and this movie is filled with classic, 80's style memorable lines from all. Stallone is at the top of his game here and really did something special with this movie and bringing this whole cast together. Hopefully, it does well this weekend and Sly can make a sequel. All in all a great
Not since Kick Ass have I seen a movie with so much action and comedy that actually works very well together. This is just a fun and great movie from the first scene to the last. Everyone owned in this movie and this movie is filled with classic, 80's style memorable lines from all. Stallone is at the top of his game here and really did something special with this movie and bringing this whole cast together. Hopefully, it does well this weekend and Sly can make a sequel. All in all a great movie and one that NEEDS to be seen on the BIG screen. Bravo Expendables, you kick ass.
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