Monday, December 20, 2010

Film Review - The Expendables (2010)

The Expendables is the latest film from Sylvester Stallone and stars himself and other action luminaries past and present such as Eric Roberts, Mickey Rourke, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren and more, the story here is that a team of mercenaries is sent to a South American jungle to overthrow a military dictator, but it won't be as easy as they thought.

The Expendables has all the elements to make a great action picture, a terrific cast with some great cameos which I won't spoil here but will be familiar to those who's seen the previews for the film, nice cinematography by Jeffrey Kimball and some good action scenes but the first half of this film is terrible beyond all belief, so much so that it almost sinks the film, luckily once the action kicks into high gear to film gains momentum and investment in its main leads.

All in all, a good night out, a 2 and a half out of 5.

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