Movie The Expendables (2010)

Watched 20110223 (McNaughton Plan from Eisenhower Library)
The Expendables (2010) Sylvester Stallone. 103 min.

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20110223:
While there were some good action sequences in the movie, I didn't like the overall plot. Some parts just didn't flow well. The beginning was particularly weak.

I wasn't upset that Arnold Schwarzenegger's role was brief, I was upset that it had no major effect on the plot.

The beginning didn't establish enough about the team for me. I don't mind a little of the drama necessary to drive the film, but I would have preferred the movie let action take the reigns.

Jet Li was made out to be not as cool as he would be in his own film. Jason Statham's character pushes the cool factor in this movie.

To reiterate, the movie's action sequences were cool. I wish some of the plot that surrounded the action was better. Overall, I'd say The A-Team (2010) was a better movie.

Oh, one part in particular was when the team was waiting inside the building with the army outside. I didn't like that part.

Terry Crews's weapon that tore the enemy apart was awesome.

Library Information: (McNaughton Plan)
Title:
The expendables [videorecording] / Lionsgate and Millennium Films ; produced by Avi Lerner, John Thompson and Kevin King Templeton ; story by David Callaham ; screenplay by David Callaham and Sylvester Stallone ; directed by Sylvester Stallone.
Subjects:
Mercenary troops -- Drama.
Dictators -- South America -- Drama.
Action and adventure films.
Feature films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Publisher:
Santa Monica, Calif. : Lionsgate, 2010.
ISBN:
0011978392 :
Description:
1 videodisc (ca. 103 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
014300
Edition\Version:
Widescreen.
Notes:
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2010.
Adult. Brodart
Adult. Brodart
For private home use only.
Soundtrack in English; subtitles in English or Spanish.
Closed-captioned.
DVD; 5.1 Dolby digital EX (English); region 1; widescreen (2.40:1).
Contributors:
Stallone, Sylvester.
Statham, Jason, 1972-
Li, Jet, 1963-
Lundgren, Dolph, 1959-
Roberts, Eric, 1956-
Couture, Randy.
Austin, Steve, 1964-
Zayas, David.
Itie, Giselle.
Lerner, Avi.
Thompson, John.
Templeton, Kevin King.
Callaham, David, 1977-
Tyler, Brian, composer.
Lionsgate (Firm)
Credits:
Director of photography, Jeffrey Kimball ; edited by Ken Blackwell ; music by Brian Tyler.
Performer:
Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Eric Roberts, Randy Couture, Steve Austin, David Zayas, Giselle Itie, Charisma Carpenter, Gary Daniels, Terry Crews, Mickey Rourke.
Control No.:
BRDBD10309019
Summary:
A mercenary team has to overthrow a dictator in South America.

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