The Expendables

STARRING: Stylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, and more...
BADNESS RATING:
RELEASED: 2010
DIRECTED BY: Sylvester Stallone

The ExpendablesThe Expendables cast is made up of the action stars that are known by last names – Stallone, Statham, Li, Willis, Schwarzenegger, Lundgren & Rourke.

This was to be the greatest movie of all time. Surely with this many stars it would be a hit. It was recently added to Netflix and I’ve taken another look. There are some fine scenes, but some of the promise is not fulfilled. Willis and Schwarzenegger are cameo’s and there are so many stars that only a few of the characters are developed.

Takeaways:

  • The quality of the effects are great, but the fast cuts between clips make me feel that they are hiding something.
  • Stallone’s hold onto a plane as it takes off is amazingly unbelievable, and reminiscent of the finger strength first displayed in Cliffhanger.

The Expendables is a great 3 star movie, but didn’t reach my 5 star dreams.

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Point Blank

STARRING: Mickey Rourke, Danny Trejo
BADNESS RATING:
RELEASED: 1998
DIRECTED BY: Matt Earl Beesley

Point BlankIs this a typo? Surely I mean Point Break, or even Grosse Point Blank. No my friends, I am speaking of the 1998 direct to video gem featuring Mickey Rourke and Danny Trejo.

An over the top prison break starts us off, but when the escaped prisoners decide to take over a mall… well… I had to question the planning.

Takeaways:

  • Danny Trejo loves to laugh
  • Mickey Rourke likes to fight to rock jams.
  • Direct to video was the right choice.

I’ll go 2 stars. I would never watch it again on purpose, but the bad action greatness of the cover art could trick me.

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