Barney Ross leads the "Expendables", a band of highly skilled mercenaries including knife enthusiast Lee Christmas, martial arts expert Yin Yang, heavy weapons specialist Hale Caesar, demolitionist Toll Road and loose-cannon sniper Gunner Jensen. When the group is commissioned by the mysterious Mr. Church to assassinate the merciless dictator of a small South American island, Barney and Lee head to the remote locale to scout out their opposition. Once there, they meet with local rebel Sandra and discover the true nature of the conflict engulfing the city. When they escape the island and Sandra stays behind, Ross must choose to either walk away and save his own life - or attempt a suicidal rescue mission that might just save his soul.Written by
The silver badge on General Garza's right breast is actually a United States Army Combat Action Badge. It is awarded to non-infantry soldiers who have actually engaged an enemy force in combat, and worn on the left breast. Since it would be nearly impossible for a foreign general to earn a CAB legitimately, the costume department most likely simply picked out a random military badge. See more »
We are the shadows and the smoke, we rise. We are the ghosts that hide in the night.
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The director's cut contains 10 minutes of additional footage plus alternate takes, dialog and soundtrack. (It was first officially released in the summer 2011 on Epix HD and US cable pay per view, before being released on Blu-ray in December 2011.) See more »
Remember in the Bruce Willis movie Cop-out when Bruce and his partner discuss a fictional movie to avoid talking or listening to Kevin Pollak?
Can you remember the title of the fictional movie? well that's what i wanted to call my review but somehow i did not think the IMDb would let me.
The Expendables is a slow (until the end), dull, badly acted bore that doesn't make sense. I know we don't expect much in this type of film but there has to be something to keep us interested.
I had expected there to be a lot more action than there was but what there was didn't impress me. Not because of the way it was staged which was good but because of the editing which meant I couldn't really see what was happening.
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