Directed by Sylvester Stallone
Written by Sylvester Stallone and David Callaham
Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Randy Couture, Terry Crews, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Bruce Willis, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Eric Roberts, Steve Austin, David Zayas, Giselle Itié, Charisma Carpenter and Mickey Rourke
This movie was touted in being the best "B" movie to be released. I think that statement is true. It has all of the action stars from yesteryear in this movie. I knew the movie would be stupid fun like The A-Team. I was prepared to see non stop action, blood, fights and big ass motherfucking guns. I was a happy boy.
A group of over-the-hill mercenaries are sent to impossible missions by Tool (Rourke) in order to save hostages from terrorists. During one mission, a team member goes rogue, Gunner (Lundgren) and team has to recovery. When a handler named Church (Willis), tells the the Expendables about a plot to assassinate an overzealous dictator from the island of Vilena, General Garza (Zayas) and a former CIA operative, James Munroe (Roberts) who is trafficking cocaine with Garza's daughter, Sandra (Itié) as a bargaining chip.
This movie is not made for film critics. This is made for the teenage boy in all of us that wants to see guys fighting, blowing shit up and have bazooka guns in their hands. It's like porn. You would cream in your undies watching this movie.
I was not expecting an intricate plot or compelling dialogue. I was looking for balls to the wall action. There were some instances that I cringed. When Gunner blew a guy away in half, I was like "Whoa". Terry Crews as Hale Caesar with his bazooka tommy gun was EPIC. Jason Statham as Lee Christmas throw knives into bodies that I didn't know was humanly possible.
The movie is awesome. I enjoy every minute of the movie. I had a good time. You should as well.