‘The Expendables’ draws you back to the era of 1980s action films. With a superb class of past action heroes and villains, ‘The Expendables’ fails to live up to its raved hype.
Oh, this kind of hurt my heart a little. I was really hoping for a great film. I love 80s action flicks but I was hoping it could be more than that. I know Stallone can do better than that too....very sad.
You and me both. I was all jazzed and wanted to wait in line for hours to see it. When I saw that the theater was not completely packed, I was bit shocked. I was impressed with the script just at how entertaining it was. Those were my favorite moments.
I hope I'm not let down by this one. I was already going in with lowered expectations but hoped to have a good time. We'll see.
A DVD rental on a slow night...
Most movie reviewers try to look at all movies the same as some seemless work of art. where the plot and everything has to make since and what not. Movies are supposed to be entertaining and just seeing all those action hero actors on the same screen is entertaining enough. Movie reviewers need to look at what is the point of the movie/ genre its in and then rate accordingly. I bet they all would be giving last action hero, rambo, or all those past action hero movies that we all love and talk about a 5 or less. Then they turn around and give the artsey, chick flick movies like 500 days of summer high rateings. Movie reviewers are far worse then game reviewers because they base the review off its technically a good movie based on structure and all that mechanical crap that you have to go to school to learn. Looking at movies technically like that is not fun. Also she a lady. Does she go to the gym and work out or talk to a bunch of dudes about blowing stuff up and video games and action? The anwser is no. Guys do all that guy stuff and guys do that girly stuff to because guys are versatile. They have to be to get girls nowadays. guys are gentlemen and women observers/ do what women like to do in the day and they turn into spartan hero at night doing guys stuff at the club, on the bball court, on xbl/psn/pc.
Women are just as versatile as you so claim men are. Look at the business world - we have to work twice as hard to keep up in a "man's world." Life isn't all lollipops and pats on the back for us. Anything but easy street. Not all women like "chick flicks." I have watched a wide array of 'artsy, chick flicks' and disliked them just like any man would. So your statements are quite sexist as well. I can name more action flicks then any romantic chick flick. Action versus girlie film? Action any day. Why would I wait 3 hours to see an all-star line up then bash it? Hardly. I wanted to see it and was thrilled to see it like a lot of people were. So perhaps before you assume - don't judge who is writing the piece because she is a "woman" (same for the guy above). She might know exactly what you know if not...more.
'500 Days of Summer' was a great movie and I've seen 'Death Race' at least 5 times. 'Gone with the Wind' is my all time favorite film but I stood in line on opening day to see 'Predators'. It's amazing to see the comments above that discredit the review because she is a woman all the while they are showing how close minded they themselves are. I'll still be watching 'The Expendables' but to be honest this review is what I expected to hear about the movie anyway. Nobody can really say they thought it was going to be a groundbreaking film. We just all want to see sh*t blow up.
I saw it this weekend, and I was highly entertained just at all those guys being on the same film reel..but the movie was definitely action packed and made me a bit nostalgic.. I need to break out my 80's action flicks from the shelves. haha.
Someone got offended at my previous post. The post was aimed towards this particular reviewer. I have female friends who watched and enjoyed the movie. If they read this article (which I know they wont) they would disagree with her review as well. Mind you I think whoever got offended couldn't look past the 1st two sentences and deemed the post offensive. If the person would have read thru the entire post it was not even that harsh as I see one that's on here that is much worse than what I had posted. Oh well ... I can sense this will be trolled as well and be deemed off the subject.
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