Sunday, February 28, 2010

Expendables- Worth it for the action

When a movie of this sort is about to be released, which has the most awesome line up of action stars ever assembled together, there is going to be a lot of hype and expectations naturally. When I came to know about it, I thought it might not really live up to the high expectations and might not be able to do justice to the star studded cast. But after watching the movie, I must say I quite liked it. Definitely a must watch for action movie fans. It is the dream come true for almost everybody who would have often thought- How awesome it would be to see all our favorite action stars together!

The movie being directed by Sylvester Stallone also has himself as the central character along with Jason Statham. I have been a big fan of Statham since his Transporter times and he is awesome at action with some good scenes like the one at the Basketball court and I am glad he got a major part to play in this movie. Even Stallone, in spite of his age played his part sincerely. Some of the hype was also about Arnold Schwarzenegger and Bruce Willis being there and though it was only for a scene, it was most enjoyable. Arnold unfortunately looks a bit too old. How I would have loved this movie to have come a few years earlier where he too could have played a major role.

The only negative was that the other characters were quite undeveloped, specially their partners in the team- Jet Li, Randy Couture, Terry Crews and others. Stallone put in a strong performance with a realistic character like wherein at one point after his fight with Steve Austin when asked what happened, he says- "Got my ass kicked". Statham is very likable, Li besides the fight added to the humour content, Dolph Lundgren was menacing and I guess will have a major part in the next sequel, Randy Couture is quite solid in the fights and Terry Crews had quite good scenes with the gun. Steve Austin hadn't much too do and Mickey Rourke added a different dimension where he acted as an influencer of sorts.

But overall, I thoroughly enjoyed it and wanted more of it. Action lovers, go watch it specially to watch all the heroes together on the screen. But watch it with your mind kept aside, just for the action. 
Well done Stallone for bringing all together and putting up some good old action show!
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